Galwn ar Gyngor Sir Powys i ddisgyblu Cynghorydd dros sylwadau negyddol at y Gymraeg

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david humphreys
1 year ago
It's just a disgrace some people are trying to destroy the culture of Wales the guy should be sacked

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Emily Williams
1 year ago
Her ignorance is unacceptable and needs discipline

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Elinor Ingham
1 year ago
I am signing as my first language is Welsh and am tired of negative remarks about Wales and its language My partner is English and is voluntarily learning the language. Shame on these critics

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Amanda Hughes
1 year ago
Mae o’n bwysig i cadw
Cymraeg yn fyw.
It’s important to keep the language alive, you wouldn’t ask another country to stop using and speaking their native language so stop ask to  gbwlsgbwlsgbwlsgbwlsgbwlsgbwlsgbwlsgbwlsgbwlsgbwlsgbwls

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Martyn Vaughan
1 year ago
These attitudes are quite clearly discriminatory over the rights of minorities.

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Annie Taylor
1 year ago
The people who live in Wales DO NOT want to see their culture and traditions changed by those who forced English onto us in the first place. We just want to use our First Language in our own native land.
Those who choose to live in Wales should appreciate that Wales is a country not a county.

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Susan Roberts
1 year ago
Everyone benefits from learning more than one language and the appreciation of more than one culture.

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James SNM
1 year ago
So yeah that’s my perspective..
It would be nice to know but also it comes down to is it worth learning nowadays..
I don’t want it (Welsh) to be non existent but outside of Wales apart from the extremely rare non native Welsh person who speaks Welsh that must be out there or unless you are using Welsh to speak in secret Where is the use?
We have to be realistic..
I’m half Welsh & learning Welsh would be cool but is it practical?
If I travel the world who can I speak Welsh too?
If I go to Wales most Welsh people don’t speak Welsh they speak English
So again who am I going to speak Welsh too?
If I find someone who does speak Welsh in Wales chances are they speak fluent English
So why did I put all that effort into learning that language
Unless Welsh becomes more practical then it defeats the purpose of learning it
I would be better off learning Arabic or Spanish or French
As these languages are spoken by a lot of people in a lot of counties
It would benefit me if I come across a native speaker or if I travel or as a career
I really don’t want to see the Welsh language or any language die for that matter
But we have to be realistic
Unless I had family or friends who I could speak Welsh to like a secret language for privacy use in front of strangers or something
I don’t see the practical side
Unfortunately
Learning a language is hard work & takes a lot of time & dedication is it worth it to me..
Is it worth it to you
If I had the time I’d love too but like us all we have a lot of other things to do as well
I hope the Welsh language gets more coverage & usability
Because the sad reality is if I learnt Welsh now After all the hard work & dedication
I don’t see how or when I’d get to use it
I think if the Welsh language is going to spread & have more practical usability
It needs to start at school with a good incentive to actually get kids to learn it
Otherwise I think it will just eventually become less & less known or used

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James SNM
1 year ago
I’m Half Welsh & Half English
I was born in England London
I’ve visited wales to see my family multiple time’s
And I also have a lot of Welsh friends
I didn’t encounter one person speaking Welsh
I don’t think Welsh has to be spoken
In fact I think as English is spoken world wide & is recognised as one of the main languages I don’t think English should be put to the side at all
But I do think Welsh & English should be taught
If people choose not to learn it then that’s their decision
It doesn’t have to be mandatory
I think it’s beautiful how any of us can travel anywhere in the U.K and communicate using English & even travel the world by using English
But I also think it would be good to maintain the ability to for example:
English Learn English & other languages in school
Welsh Learn Welsh & other languages in school
Scottish Learn Scottish & other languages in school
Irish Learn Irish & other languages in school..
I understand why Welsh like other U.K languages are dying out & that’s because
We in the (U.K) all speak English
Like a lot of the world does
But I still think it’s a nice ability to have you know..
I struggled in school to learn English & Spanish & French
I barely know any words
But looking back
I would of loved to have put more effort in & learnt how to speak Spanish & French
I would also love to learn Welsh etc..
But somebody said something to me recently which stuck with me..
I said I was thinking of learning Turkish or Chinese
As me & my family travel to Turkey mostly & She said: If I was you I would learn a language you are actually going to use often Mandarin is a hard language to learn how often will you really use it in your life time?
She’s a multiple linguistic (very talented lady) who can speak English French Arabic Darija & more languages
She was taught French & Arabic in school & learnt Darija as that’s her native language in Morocco & she learnt English using the MTV channel on TV & Other Shows & Movies all using Subtitles & I found that very impressive She said English was a really easy basic language
Where as others are more difficult like Arabic etc that’s when she gets into technical mumbo jumbo like linguistic talk which is alien to me.. My welsh friends didn’t learn Welsh because they said why? I don’t need too! What’s the need? Everybody speaks English
Only some people in wales know the language & even then they barely use it
So I understand their point of view
That’s why I think for those that want to learn
It should be an option & for those that don’t.. don’t have too
If it’s made mandatory which I doubt it will be
You will only infuriate youngsters & they will probably flunk it on purpose out of spite
Just like a lot of kids did in my school with Spanish & French & look how many countries you can use Spanish & French in..

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Nikki Rabjohns
1 year ago
The Welsh Langusge is integral to Wales. It must be nurtured and supported to ensure its future. Those that don’t want to hear it or discourage it’s existence need to understand it is part of Wales not a pick and mix choice !