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Post by philchenevert » February 28th, 2016, 9:41 pm

Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis (1843 - 1928).

This project can now be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/welsh-fairy-tales-by-william-elliot-griffis/
This is a collection of delightful tales that explore the uniqueness of the Welsh people, Welsh heroes, Welsh countryside, Welsh animals and Welsh pride. Some other minor peoples are mentioned in passing (the English, The Scots, etc.) but mainly these stories embody the exuberant pride and joy in living of the Welsh people as well as their wry humor. Most stories are fairly short and would make a wonderful recording evening for our LibriVox readers. ( Phil chenevert)
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      BC Admin ===========================================

      Our DPL is the ever exuberant and wonderful CATROSE !! (who has offered to help with any pronunciation questions)
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      Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

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Post by catrose » February 29th, 2016, 1:06 am

Phil, would you like a DPL who can speak welsh? I could also get a pronunciation guide together if you'd send me a list of say reoccurring words? I love that there will be more Welsh representation in the catalog, especially since tomorrow is the most important day of the welsh year - Dydd Gwil Dewi or Saint David's Day

Eta- it seems a lot of the words are anglisized, which makes life so much easier :wink: Any place names or random Welsh words that pop up a lot though, I could do a pronunciation guide for, if you would like one :)
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Post by philchenevert » February 29th, 2016, 7:58 am

catrose wrote:Phil, would you like a DPL who can speak welsh? I could also get a pronunciation guide together if you'd send me a list of say reoccurring words? I love that there will be more Welsh representation in the catalog, especially since tomorrow is the most important day of the welsh year - Dydd Gwil Dewi or Saint David's Day

Eta- it seems a lot of the words are anglisized, which makes life so much easier :wink: Any place names or random Welsh words that pop up a lot though, I could do a pronunciation guide for, if you would like one :)
Thank you Cat. That concerned me too because I know how difficult it is for non Welshto pronounce Welsh until I checked the text and found that most are indeed anglicized. Whew! How did you learn WElsh? are you of that marvelous group of people? And we will take you up on your offer because there are some words that will be confounding.

I will put you in as DPL, OK? :thumbs: :thumbs: Image
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Post by catrose » February 29th, 2016, 8:30 am

I'm a fluent Welsh speaker, Phil :wink: I live on the borderlands, so my accent is fairly neutral, but Welsh is a nice fun phonetic language so once one gets their head around the alphabet, it's quite simple. Definitely easier than English is!

Yes please, I'd love to DPL :)
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Post by philchenevert » March 2nd, 2016, 8:02 pm

Hi Cat; I would like to standardize the word Cymry since it is used in many stories as the name for the Welch. Could you give us something it rhymes with in English?
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Post by philchenevert » March 2nd, 2016, 8:03 pm

Moving this to Readers Wanted ,,, Image
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Post by catrose » March 3rd, 2016, 1:50 am

philchenevert wrote:Hi Cat; I would like to standardize the word Cymry since it is used in many stories as the name for the Welch. Could you give us something it rhymes with in English?


It's pronounced come-ree. I can't think of anything that rhymes with it. :shock:

Fun fact about Welsh. Well, maybe a little fun? Cymru is the country, Cymry is the people. They're pronounced the same :) (Yeah, okay, not that fun a fact). Also, one thing that makes Welsh difficult is that the first letters are mutated based on what comes before them. So I speak about Welsh People becomes dw i'n siarad am Gymry and I go to Welsh becomes dw i'n mynd i Gymru but he lives in Wales is mae o'n byw yng Ngymru. This is why it's a language people avoid :wink:

Don't worry readers! Everything in this book is very very Anglicized and easy to pronounce!
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Post by catrose » March 5th, 2016, 2:18 pm

I am going to get this started by claiming the first and last chapter please. And probably a lot more in the future. Gosh, I know we're a patriotic nation, but this book takes the cake in praising my people!!!
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Post by catrose » March 5th, 2016, 2:42 pm

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Post by philchenevert » March 5th, 2016, 9:49 pm

catrose wrote:I am going to get this started by claiming the first and last chapter please. And probably a lot more in the future. Gosh, I know we're a patriotic nation, but this book takes the cake in praising my people!!!
Those two are yours. And as many more as you may wish. But .. is it possible to praise the Welsh over much? I think not. :roll:
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Post by philchenevert » March 5th, 2016, 9:50 pm

Thank you Cat! :thumbs:
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Post by catrose » March 6th, 2016, 12:15 pm

Can I reiterate how untrue this book is? :lol: We called st David Dafydd or Dewi, not Tafid. The word Taffy comes from the river Taff which runs through the South. Welsh Rarebit wasn't invented by St David at all! It was victorian not medieval. Hilarious book! :lol:
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Post by philchenevert » March 6th, 2016, 12:41 pm

catrose wrote:Can I reiterate how untrue this book is? :lol: We called st David Dafydd or Dewi, not Tafid. The word Taffy comes from the river Taff which runs through the South. Welsh Rarebit wasn't invented by St David at all! It was victorian not medieval. Hilarious book! :lol:
Well ....... it called "Welsh Fairy Tales" so you can expect them to stretch the facts or even make 'em up. :roll:
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Post by catrose » March 6th, 2016, 12:43 pm

Half of them are true though, Phil! The story's of king Arthur and of the giants and the Princes of Wales and the ancient Gods. They manage to get the fact that Wales was ruled by giants correct, just not the origin of a snack :lol:
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Post by philchenevert » March 13th, 2016, 7:55 pm

Chapter 1 PL OK !! ImageImageImage
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