Aran, you urge us to hit the bottle at lesson nine, level 2. The wine I drank didn’t seem to aid the absorption of new Welsh words. In fact, if anything, it hindered the process. Was I drinking the wrong sort? Please advise.
The trick is to have three glasses before listening to new Welsh words or 5 glasses before listening to new Russian words.
You can repeat the Welsh words after only three glasses, but it usually takes a full bottle before gaining enough confidence to articulate the Russian ones. I have actually tried speaking Russian after drinking a full Magnum of Barbaresco but still didn’t dare Skype Stella to check my pronunciation. On reflection that was probably a good decision,
I find that it is not just the quantity, but certainly the quality that is important. Have you tried your Welsh with a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild?
It’s notoriously tricky to be sure about this kind of stuff. You probably need to do some extensive testing…
The Italian wine-makers association would just like to add that whereas a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild may indeed have the desired effect, the added mortgage on your house to buy it will likely strike you dumb soon afterwards! How about instead a good bottle of Brunello di Montelcino, Barbaresco or Barolo which will leave you with more than a few pennies in your pocket to accompany it with a fine Welsh cheese. Then, if you are not warbling fluently, you have at least the excuse to not talk with your mouth full.
Ah! That explains why, after I was speaking Double Dutch.
Few can tell if it was not, in fact , Welsh you were speaking, or even Koeterwaals
I’m on the case🍾
Is it a case of 6 or a case of 12 bottles?
Mutations fly off the tongue wondrously well once well embedded into a case of 6. For mastering short form verbs in Course 3 a case of 12 is recommended, if not virtually obligatory,
I love threads like this.
I agree:) After a couple of glasses, my “ll” sound becomes incredibly easy to pronounce, and so very beautiful - to my ears, at least. Maybe, if the dosage is right, it will also help me with the aspirated sounds - who knows!
Aha - needs a case of Spumante, I’d say
Excellent idea:) I’ve always known Asti has some super powers, and one does need super-powers to pronounce the aspirated sounds:)
Aspirated sounds. Are they the sounds you make after you’ve had a bit too much and are happy but before you become maudlin?
This is absolutely brilliant. It’s just helped me much more than all the descriptions of how to pronounce things like “rhwng” that I’ve ever read!
Yes - brilliance strikes all devotees of SaySomethinginWelshwithWine - at frequent intervals while refilling their glasses