I am learning northern welsh, I can only find southern books. Are there any northern ones?
Llyfr Glas Nebo by Manon Steffan Ros would be a good one
Gwers Mewn Cariad by Beca Jones too
EDIT Thank you Aran for picking me up on my error I meant of course Beca Brown
Hey, I’m looking for Southern and keep on finding Northern!
Any Southern you came across and can tell me? Thanks!
Book for learners, in very basic Welsh I’ve enjoyed despite being a bit confused by the expressions I’m not familiar with:
Gansgsters Yn Y Glaw by Pegi Talfryn
These are all books for learners which I’ve enjoyed
North: The Blodwyn Jones trilogy by Bethan Gwanas, also Pen Dafad and Yn Ei Gwsg by Bethan Gwanas.
South: Sgŵp! By Lois Arnold
Un Nos Ola Leuad (One Moonlit Night) (1961) by Caradog Prichard is the archetypal Gog novel - translated into dozens of languages including of course English. The Welsh is simple and natural, and 100% spoken Gog - the narrator is a child, you see. I thoroughly recommend all learners of the Gog persuasion to have this book side-by-side with the English translation - you will learn lots!
There’s an extract from it in my Welsh Reader - with notes!!
North: “Diffodd y Sêr - hanes Hedd Wyn” is written in the Northern dialect - actually, it’s so Northern I couldn’t understand it, and it’s still waiting for me to read it - I should probably give it a try now.
“Mudferwi” by Rebecca Roberts (my favourite novel from this year).
“Hi yw fy ffrind” and, as far as I understand, most novels by Bethan Gwanas
“Fi a Mr Huws” by Mared Lewis (a novel for learners, although, I think, level Uwch learners) has Gog characters
South: novels by T.Llew Jones. Written in the South-Western Welsh I love so much:)
I think “Dysgu byw” by Sarah Reynolds is set in the South, but I might be mistaken.
Think that’s Beca Brown… aka @beca-brown
Why is there no ‘I do not like’ reaction option on this forum?!?!
@aran is lucky that he’s in isolation in a remote part of the area…!
Of course it is, twpsyn lol Sorry Beca I’d just sent an email to a friend with Jones as a 2nd name and it must have stuck!