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Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg - yn Gymraeg / Welsh Language Society - in English

 


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yn Gymraeg or in English

This is your website to learn more about Wales and the Welsh language. There’s information here about the history of Wales and also the history of the Welsh language. You can find details about learning Welsh and also a look at some gifts from Wales.

BBC

Lots of resources. Big Welsh challenge, Bitesize, Catchphrase etc. etc.

Cymraeg.gov

Welsh Government website to support and promote the Welsh Language. Learn Welsh wherever you are, build confidence with lots of resources and dictionary

Welsh for Adults - Find a course to suit you
 

Welsh language hubs

Where you can learn and practice your Welsh, enjoy Welsh music, gigs, walking trips and drama productions

Siop y Bont

Great resource for Welsh language course books, Welsh language books for adults and children.
Also stock a vast range of Welsh greetings cards, Welsh DVD's, Cd's and CD-Roms and a large selection of coal, slate and glass products, love-spoons, Welsh pottery, china, jewellery, clothing with a Welsh slant and Welsh souvenirs.

Soar Theatre / Centre

Canolfan Soar is home to Welsh language organisations in Merthyr Tydfil and the location of Theatr Soar, Siop y Ganolfan and Caffi Cwtsh.

To be born Welsh is to be born privileged. Not with a silver spoon in your mouth
but with music in your blood, poetry in your soul and the language of heaven.
 


Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri,
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad,
dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.

Cytgan (Chorus)
Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad.
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau.

Hen Gymru fynyddig, paradwys y bardd,
Pob dyffryn, pob clogwyn i'm golwg sydd hardd,
Trwy deimlad gwladgarol, mor swynol yw si
Ei nentydd, afonydd, i mi.

Os treisiodd y gelyn fy ngwlad tan ei droed,
Mae hen iaith y Cymry mor fyw ag erioed,
Ni luddiwyd yr awen gan erchyll law brad,
Na thelyn berseiniol fy ngwlad

 


The ancient land of my fathers is dear to me.
land of bards and singers, famous men of renown
Her manly warriors, very good patriots
For freedom they lost their blood

Country, Country I am partial to my country
While the sea is a wall to the pure beloved land
O may the ancient language continue.

Old Mountainous Wales, the paradise of the bard,
Every valley every cliff to my view is beautiful.
Through patriotic feeling so charming is the murmur
of her streams, rivers, to me.

If the enemy violates my country under its foot,
the ancient language of the Welsh is alive as ever.
The poetic spirit is not hindered by the athe awful hand of treachery,
nor the melodious harp of my country

 


TAFFY IS A WELSHMAN

Taffy is a Welshman, Taffy is no thief.
Someone came to Taffy's house and stole a leg of beef.

Taffy made no protest, for he doesn't like a row,
so the someone called on him again and stole the bloody cow.

They stole his coal and iron, they stole his pastures, too.
They even stole his language and flushed it down the loo.

Taffy is a Welshman, Taffy is a fool.
Taffy voted no, no, no when they offered him home rule.

Six days a week upon his knees Taffy dug for coal.
On the seventh he was kneeling, too, praying for his soul.

And now the mines are closing down and chapel's had its day,
Taffy still lives upon his knees, for he knows no other way.

Now sometimes Taffy's brother will start a row or so,
but you can bank on Taffy: he doesn't want to know.
For when they hanged Penderyn he had nothing much to say,
and when Saunders Lewis went to jail he looked the other way.

Taffy is a Welshman who likes to be oppressed.
He was proud to tug his forelock to a Crawshay or a Guest.

They give him tinsel royals, so he has a pint of beer,
and sings God Bless the Prince of Wales as he joins the mob to cheer.

Now Taffy is a fighter when he hears the bugle call.
Name any war since Agincourt: Taffy's seen them all.

He's fought in France and Germany and many another land;
he's fought by sea and fought by air and fought on desert sand.

He's fought for many a foreign flag in many a foreign part,
for Taffy is a Welshman, proud of his fighting heart.

He's fought the wide world over, he's given blood and bone.
He's fought for every bloody cause except his bloody own !!

Poem by: Alun Rees, Caerdydd


 

 
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