I don’t know whether anyone here has been caught up in the Wordle craze? If you haven’t see it, Wordle is a word game where you have to guess a 5 letter word, aided only by clues as to which letters you have got correct.
If you play Wordle in English and would like another challenge, or you fancy a new word game to test your Welsh vocabulary, there is now a Wordle Yn Gymraeg – Gairglo. [edited to correct typo]
The creator of Gairglo, Rodolfo, was on Radio Cymru this morning. Apparently the creator of the original Wordle is Welsh, though currently living in the US. So it seemed natural to Rodolfo that there should be a Welsh version. If you want to hear what he said, here’s the link to this morning’s program. His bit is right at the end, so fast forward to 1 hour 52 minutes 10 seconds.
There’s also this Welsh version of Wordle which I’ve been using: https://www.rhwyd.org/wordle/ but it uses an English keyboard. I’ve given them feedback asking for a Welsh one as these things matter!! I’ll give yours a go instead @margarethall as it seems to have a Welsh one! (Hwre!)
I didn’t know there were two! Rodolfo’s version not only has the correct Welsh alphabet but also has the accented letters. This does make it harder because there are more options, but I think it’s probably better to spell things correctly. We’ve probably all confused “tatws” and “tatŵs” at some point.
I like Rodolfo’s better now I’ve had chance to try it because it uses the Welsh alphabet. Its not really “in Welsh” if you have to workaround to use an English alphabet… I solved today’s in 4, so I don’t think its harder as such, just more true to the language Try it!
If you’re stuck on Rodolfo’s puzzle today and you want the answer, send me a private message and I’ll share with you where we won’t spoil it for everyone else! I’ve just shocked myself by getting it in 2 today - its definitely a word you know Deborah!