Yesterday's Conversation on YouTube between Aran Jones and Gwyneth Angharad

I have been a bit of a fan of Gwyneth Angharad ever since she taught me how to pronouncethe name of the village with the almost unpronounceable name near a science park whose staff and tenants I visit from time to time. I was also impressed by her Japanese which is much better than mine though I regret to say that my Japanese which I picked up in weekly evening classes over 40 years is still streets ahead of my Welsh. And of course, like everyone, I am a subscriber to “Say Something in Welsh”.

I was therefore intrigued to hear a live conversation between them on YouTube. A recording of the conversation appears to be available at I can’t say I followed the conversation exactly and I lost the thread at times but I did get the gist of some passages and could make an educated guess of the meaning of other bits from the bits of vocabulary that I did know. They both spoke clearly at a measured pace and I think that helped.

I have been more than rewarded for my efforts by encountering content that I never knew existed. These include a 3-foot high orangutan puppet talk show host who seems to make a monkey of his guests, a restaurant critic who begins all his reviews with profanity in English and of course lots of music

Returning to Gwynneth, some of her videos such as “What to say in a Pub” are hilarious, well worth watching even if for people who do not intend to learn Welsh.


I love Gareth! His more recent profiad gwaith (work experience) videos are great.

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I love the one where Gareth the Orangutan works in a chip shop, especially when the lady in charge asks him whether he has washed his hands. I think I would be tempted to tousle his fur.

He is so believable. Especially when he is in the stadium and imagines the crowd chanting “Gareth”, “Gareth”, “Gareth” …


As well as trying to complete the SSIW challenges, I have a weekly one hour lesson with Gwyneth and really like her personality.


The viral video with BBC weather presenter Liam Dutton saying the town name on Ynys Môn is what inspired me to help learning Welsh. :slight_smile: