Welsh Meters

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Re: Welsh Meters

Postby vanpeebles » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:33 pm

Haha, I saw that and thought of you instantly! :lol:


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Re: Welsh Meters

Postby Pr0f » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:17 pm

And there was I thinking it was a new regional metric measurement ! :D :D


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Re: Welsh Meters

Postby Ralf R. » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:34 pm

When I was travelling to Wales long time ago, I was very astonished, that there were at least city names with just a few letters, e.g. "B A N G O R"

:D :D


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Re: Welsh Meters

Postby tofro » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:32 pm

Secret attempt of Welsh world domination


ʎɐqǝ ɯoɹɟ ǝq oʇ ƃuᴉoƃ ʇou sᴉ pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ʇxǝu ʎɯ 'ɹɐǝp ɥO
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Re: Welsh Meters

Postby dilwyn » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:05 pm

tofro wrote:Secret attempt of Welsh world domination

Well, having successfully infiltrated Welsh into the electricity meters of England, not all Welsh attempts at new things are as successful. For example, this first Welsh attempt at getting into space was not exactly successful:

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More successful was having a village show named after me - the photo was taken at the village show in Dilwyn in Herefordshire, England in the early 90s - I think the pictures appeared in an early issue of QL Today magazine:

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Re: Welsh Meters

Postby dilwyn » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:11 pm

Ralf R. wrote:When I was travelling to Wales long time ago, I was very astonished, that there were at least city names with just a few letters, e.g. "B A N G O R"

:D :D

Not so sure about short city names, Ralf, but here are some Welsh place names with no (English) vowels in them:

Bwlch
Bryn
Crymych
Cwm
Cwm Ystwyth
Cynwyd
Plwmp
Pwll
Rhyl
Sychdyn
Tywyn
Ty'n Dwr
Ynysybwl
Ysbyty Ystwyth

W and Y are extra vowels in Welsh. And I do seem to remember that when I met Ralf in Wales many years ago he proved rather good at pronouncing Welsh names (the shorter ones at least - even he hesitated at that certain long place name in Anglesey!)

And for once Wales has beaten New Zealand - we've just taken the Guinness World Record for steepest hill in the world off them for a road in Harlech!!!


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Re: Welsh Meters

Postby stevepoole » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:25 pm

Hi,

Does this mean I have Welsh ancestors ?

Styv Pwll.


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Re: Welsh Meters

Postby Ralf R. » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:16 am

Helo, oes gennych chi QL hefyd?


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Re: Welsh Meters

Postby dilwyn » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:17 am

stevepoole wrote:Hi,

Does this mean I have Welsh ancestors ?

Styv Pwll.

Common mistake - y in Welsh is not generally pronounced like i or e in English, the sound is more like "uhh" (with silent h). So more likely Stif Pwll (single f in Welsh pronounced like v in English, while double f (ff) like f in English).

Remember having this discussion with Phoebus Dokos years ago. I deliberately mis-spelled his name as Ffibys, trying to annoy him, but he liked it and signed himself as Ffibys in emails to me for a while.

Years ago I made a Welsh module for SMSQ/E. Never really used it much, guess English is probably de facto language of QLing everywhere. Sadly, it was saved on floppy disk which is corrupt, so I might have to redo that module just for the hell of it (back on-topic!)


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