I took a deep breath, got the Bangor University online app ‘Ap Geiriaduron’ at the ready and took my time. I completed the welsh language version.
It’s been a real boost for my confidence. It had been my aim, 3 years ago, to be able to tick that welsh speaker box.
Can I speak, read and write welsh, yes. With loads and loads of mistakes and considerable amounts of checking vocab. There are so many words that I don’t know. My grammar is terrible, but I’m not that sure that it’s all that great in English, either.
Yes, the same thing happened with me. When I got to the Welsh speakers questions asking if I could understand, read, write or speak Welsh I ticked them all, because thanks to SSiW I can! OK not perfectly, but after 77 years I still can’t speak English perfectly, either. In fact I came across two English words I had never heard of before just this last week, while I was doing a crossword. You can’t imagine the thrill it gave me to tick those boxes!!! Or perhaps you can! Diolch o galon!!! Mae SSiW yn wych, yn tydi?
Pleased to say that I can add +1 to the number of Welsh Speakers in Llanrug. In the LAST Census (2011) I believe we were the most Welsh-Speaking village in the World, at 87.8%. For sure, plenty of people from Llanrug are Welsh Speakers - the vast majority. But it is nice to be able to say, thanks to SSiW, that I was able to move to Llanrug (from North West England) and actually bump up the count of speakers
And yes, of course I did complete the entire cyfrifiad [ census ] online in Cymraeg