PipeChat Digest #4280 - Monday, February 16, 2004
 
RE: hyfrydol
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: hyfrydol From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 09:12:02 -0000   A pleasure Richard! The nice thing about Welsh pronunciation is that it is always the same. I don't speak Welsh at all, but I can pronounce anything! Here's a quick guide:   Y is always "uh" F is always "v" FF is always "f" D is always "d" DD is a strange sound like a very hard "th". To make it, put the tongue behind the top teeth, blow out and vocalize at the same time. LL is another similar one. Put the tongue on the roof of the mouth just behind the front teeth and blow out making a kind of "spitty" sound as the wind whistles round both sides of the back of the tongue. AU is always "eye"   That's enough for starters on the Welsh pronunciation! Will Light Coventry UK     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of F. Richard Burt Subject: Re: hyfrydol   Hello, Will:   Thanks for the pronunciation corrective. I heard the story only once, and recalled the pronunciation as closely as possible.   HUV-ruh-doll, it will be. <grins>   F. Richard Burt