Wir yr! Yes, that was me! Ifor used my flat as a recording studio. He interviewed Begotxu from Zarautz and her son who is studying at university in Gasteiz as well as me. We had a great time! Do you know Begotxu? She speaks really good Welsh! Mainly we speak Euskara so I can improve, but sometimes Welsh
We’ll have to have a Welsh meetup in Donosti - you, me and Begotxu, and any other Welsh speaker we can find!
A meet up anywhere would be great, now that my Welsh has broadened slightly beyond talking about parsnips! Admittedly my Euskara has suffered, much to my partner’s chagrin. I was talking about studying for the EGA last year, then just dropped everything and immersed myself in Cymraeg , a world of BBC Radio Cymru, Welsh indie/folk bands and Lois Arnold nofelau
Ifor did mention Begotxu but I’ve not met her before. Apart from with Ifor, the only chance I’ve had to practise here is with a kid my son made friends with on a campsite!
Let’s definitely try for a meetup! There’s sure to be more dysgwrs here…
Fy nghariad and I were just talking about the “Welsh Scene” here in Donosti and she was friends with a bunch of Welsh people who lived here back in the 90s/00s.
Anyway one of those Welsh people is visiting next month with his family - and, playing up to the old trope that all Welsh people know each other, I suggested that people on here would know Big John from Bangor who lived in Donosti for years and now works in Caerdydd
Begotxu definitely knows him!
I can’t believe the timing of this thread…
I’m a Welsh speaker and Basque learner and will be in Donosti for a conference (translators and editors, with some talks on minority languages) and a bit of sight-seeing 12th-20th October. At the moment I’ve got a bit of spare time on Wednesday 12th (afternoon/evening) and Sunday 16th (afternoon), and possibly at some point on Tues/Weds (TBC) if anyone is around.
I’m in Vitoria-Gasteiz, which is only a bus/train ride away. I’m recuperating from a small operation at the moment, but if things go well, I may be able to join you. I was supposed to be going to Wales for two weeks to work, but the op has cancelled that - perhaps fortuitiously!
There is also this event coming up on the 13th in Aberystwyth, but Begotxu from Zarautz will be there doing simultaneous translation from Basque. She is also a Welsh speaker! It’s possible to listen in via Zoom by emailing them for the link.
Sunday should be fine for me depending on where the rugby match is in the morning. As youre both coming further I’ll just come to wherever you are! Dw i newydd weld dy DM @karenrutland felly bydda i’n rhoi fy rhif ffôn i ti hefyd