My favourite Welsh word is Llyfrgell. I just love the sound of it.
I think I like it because when you iron you make your clothes smooth and it makes ironing sound like more fun than it is.
Knowing llyfr meant book, I looked up gell and saw that it meant “cell” which makes sense to me, I’m sure there was a time that books had their own cell, like in a monastery.
But now I like to imagine the library is a book prison and I’m can only give them temporary reprieve from their sentences.
I like arian and seren. Also ‘malwod’ and ‘cwtch’ are a lot more evocative than their English equivalents
In Hay-on-Wye last week I fell in love with ‘Llyfrgell Y Gelly’!
Corgimwch amuses me, but not nearly as much as sboncen.
I think llenwi just because it sounds so nice, but also ‘malwod’ and pili pala.
Special mention for Igam ogam too!
I was chatting with Nia a while ago she said cell/gell means cell like a prison cell and Llyfr means book
llyfrgell = cell for books
later on I found out that
Oergell (fridge) = cell for cold
Rhewgell (freezer) a cell for ice
Mine is camgymeriadau, because I make plenty of them!