The word on the streets of wales

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Post by td99 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:20 pm

In my first year in NL, visiting Cologne, I carefully noted the name of the street where I parked "Einbahnstrasse" :oops: :oops:


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Post by TrevorG » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:52 pm

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When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed.

Unfortunately, the e-mail response to Swansea council said in Welsh: "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated".

So that was what went up under the English version which barred lorries from a road near a supermarket.



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Post by *JP* » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:08 pm

Is there anyone who lives in Wales who doesn't speak English? :wink:



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Post by TrevorG » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:28 pm

YES



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Post by *JP* » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:05 pm

TrevorG wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:28 pm
YES
I find that fact,to use the word in its proper context,AMAZING.



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Post by Alan SS1 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:39 pm

*JP* wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:08 pm
Is there anyone who lives in Wales who doesn't speak English? :wink:
technically this should have been:-
does any one who lives in Wales ONLY speak Welsh?
giving a possibly a smaller number of people? ? ?


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Post by TrevorG » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:43 am

Well done Alan. I think my irony was missed. There are many many English speakers in areas of Wales who choose not to speak English for one reason or another, including making sure their heritage continues. Likewise, we have many Welsh only schools. So like it, or not, the Welsh language is having a renaissance. Diolch!



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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 am

I wish proper English was having one, like, yer no.



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Post by demonbluedays » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:58 am

Its only a few years before cwdin cannot be said by me without someone knowing what it is, literally Welsh has exploded back into life the past few years


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Post by upstart8s » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:20 am

Much of what I hear on the streets of Worksop is Eastern European. My local dialect is either a version of Sheffield or Mansfield, but I have difficulty with that also...
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Post by Corky » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:46 am

Whilst chatting with a taxi driver in Turkey, he asked me if I spoke any other languages. I said “no not fluently, I can sort of get by in French when on holiday, and have the odd phrase of Spanish”. He said “that’s is bad, the English are not good at speaking other languages”. I agreed and asked him the same question. He said “I speak only Turkish and English as that’s all I need to speak to any of my customers from around the World”. I held my hands up and we gave each other a knowing look :lol:


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:32 am

I was shopping in Lidl the other day. One checkout assistant on duty, so no choice of pretty girls, just this tanned chap sitting there. So as I was a bit overloaded, I asked him if it was OK to take the towable basket out to the car. I honestly have no idea whatever about what he said in reply. I asked again and couldn't get a single word, so took it out anyway. ;-)


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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:44 am

We have an interesting problem here (France)
In the fashionable old town or in the british ghetto by the port if you try to order a drink in french you get a blank look and 'jer wanta pint?'
The beer's undrinkable anyway, I only went once when I was working nearby.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:50 am

DARK STAR wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:44 am
We have an interesting problem here (France)
In the fashionable old town or in the british ghetto by the port if you try to order a drink in french you get a blank look and 'jer wanta pint?'
The beer's undrinkable anyway, I only went once when I was working nearby.
Not like Nice old town then. One of my favourite places and I must get there again next summer.


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Post by TrevorG » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:50 pm

Kinda got a bit serious for what started out as a bit of fun....I'll leave it by saying that my life was steered in its fateful direction by trying to travel the world by motorcycle in 1969, ending up living in Beirut which was wonderful....however in a country that doesn't speak English (French was their second language) I had the choice of learning the language that I got 3% in O-level or Arabic. I therefore chose the latter and have never regretted it!



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