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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

LEARN WELSH
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LEARN WELSH
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Some links below are to courses that you have to attend, others are to courses on the 'net and some are links to DVD's that you can buy to learn Welsh. Many are FREE - some are not. Also includes some resource links and a few very good forums where people are eager to help learners.

 
Siop-Y-Bont

A Welsh bookshop specialising in books for adults, children and learners (in Welsh and English). Also CD's, DVD's and videos available. If you want to learn Welsh, or just learn more about Wales, Siop-y-Bont should be your first port of call.

A vast range of other Wales related items are stocked
For further details click HERE

 
 
SaySomethingInWelsh
A completely FREE downloadable course to learn Welsh at your own pace. Also has a lively, helpful forum with other learners.
http://www.saysomethinginwelsh.com
 
LEARN WELSH WITH ACEN
http://www.acen.co.uk/
 
Become bilingual with Glamorgan Welsh for Adults Centre http://www.welshlearners.org.uk/
 
S4/Cymraeg - S4C's Website for Welsh Learners
http://www.learnons4c.co.uk/home.php
 
BBC Wales - How's your Welsh ? Find out what suits you best
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learnwelsh/
 
We will bring out the Cymraeg in you
http://www.learncymraeg.org/
 
Learn to speak the Welsh language online
http://www.siaradcymraeg.com/
 
Resources for learning Welsh
http://www.learnwelsh.org/
 
ELWa - Welsh for Adults
http://www.elwa.ac.uk/elwaweb/elwa.aspx?pageid=1449
 
Turning Welsh learners into speakers
 http://www.cyd.org.uk
 
Kick start your Welsh here
http://www.glam.ac.uk/language
 
Welsh language tests for learners - great way to improve your Welsh
http://dimondclwydda.blogspot.com/2007/02/cwis-cymraeg-wlpan.html

FORUMS

SaySomethingInWelsh
THE forum for getting help with your learning.
Excellent site for learners
with FREE downloadable Welsh course that you can use at your own pace.

ForumWales - in Welsh & English

BBC Message Board - in English

Maes-e.com - Welsh language forum

Other learning sites:
http://www.clwbmalucachu.co.uk/

http://www.clwbmalucachu.co.uk/features/learn_welsh_subliminally.htm

http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/fun/welsh/

http://www.unforgettablelanguages.com/frames_a27.html

http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/Learn/Welsh.asp

http://www.linguashop.com/en/learn-welsh.php

http://www.geiriadur.net/ (Welsh-English / English-Welsh On-line Dictionary)


Sites that help you to find language exchange partners and penpals

http://www.polyglot-learn-language.com

http://www.mylanguageexchange.com

http://www.friendsabroad.com

http://www.languagebuddy.com

http://www.zuiop.com

http://www.lingozone.com

http://www.myteacher.cz/english/

http://langtech.dickinson.edu/globalclass/login.aspx

http://www.sharelanguage.com


Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

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

Translation
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 awful hand of treachery,
nor the melodious harp of my country.
 

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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.

 

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