Has anybody who is learning Welsh noticed strange things that they didn’t notice before or other strange things happening.
For example. I’ve noticed when I’m driving and reading road signs I actually notice and read the Welsh before seeing the English.
Another thing that happened, and its freaked me out a little bit, I’ve started having dreams entirely in Welsh. At a level that I haven’t achieved when I am awake. How is that possible??
I often have dreams in Welsh in which I am definitely more ‘fluent’ than I am when I speak. I was a bit ‘freaked out’ the first time too, but embrace it now. I put it down to my brain processing and learning during ‘downtime’. Or something like that! Either way I think it is a good sign that you are learning!
I think it’s totally natural and probably a very good sign!
I was in Russia once for a couple of weeks and needed to do a fair bit of proper communicating - although I probably knew about 20 words in total! I remember dreaming in fluent Russian and waking up thinking “That is weird!!!”.
Sadly I rarely dream in Welsh, as I don’t manage to use it enough at the mo…
The other fun thing is reading English signs and then trying to interpret them in Welsh. A well-known one that has been posted here in the past is “plant sale”.
This sounds extremely promising, Dan - your brain doesn’t do that kind of stuff until you make it do some proper work, so you’re doing good stuff…