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Exclusive! A guide to faking it in Welsh

In response to a number of requests, I’ve added a new page to this site: How to Pronounce Those Impossible Welsh Names.

Quite a few Welsh names came up in The Grail Code, and quite a few more have come up in this little journal (especially when we talked about the Welsh superheroes of long ago). The problem with Welsh spelling is that it looks plainly impossible to eyes accustomed to reading English. We just can’t imagine the alphabet working that way.

Now, there are a number of good sites on the Web that will teach you how to pronounce Welsh exactly the way the Welsh do, or—if you prefer—the way the Welsh did when the Mabinogion was compiled. But this page is different. This page teaches you to pronounce Welsh names as if you knew how, which will fool anyone who doesn’t speak Welsh. That, as far as I know, makes it unique in the wonderfully wacky Web.

2 Responses to “Exclusive! A guide to faking it in Welsh”

  1. Dr. Platypus » Blog Archive » Impossible Welsh Names Says:

    [...] If that is the most sense you can make of Welsh, take a look over at The Grail Code: “How to Pronounce those Impossible Welsh Names.” [...]

  2. Johnny Says:

    Such a wonderful written report! No idea how you wrote this’d take me days. Well worth it though, I’d assume. Have you considered selling advertising space on your blog?

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