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Fri Mar 2, 2018, 02:12 PM

Hillary Clinton tries speaking Welsh on The One Show

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-41616972/hillary-clinton-tries-speaking-welsh-on-the-one-show

Hillary Clinton has often spoken of her Welsh ancestry - but on The One Show she was challenged to actually speak the language.

The former US secretary of state and 2016 American presidential candidate was appearing on the programme where she found out more about her Welsh roots.

A genealogist revealed Mrs Clinton is 31.2% Welsh.

Presenter Alex Jones then gave her a few phrases to try.


Note: This is the Welsh woman Alex Jones, not the batshit crazy Alex Jones.

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Reply Hillary Clinton tries speaking Welsh on The One Show (Original post)
geardaddy Mar 2018 OP
radical noodle Mar 2018 #1
geardaddy Mar 2018 #2
radical noodle Mar 2018 #3
geardaddy Mar 2018 #4
radical noodle Mar 2018 #5
geardaddy Mar 2018 #12
radical noodle Mar 2018 #15
geardaddy Mar 2018 #17
radical noodle Mar 2018 #18
Cha Mar 2018 #7
radical noodle Mar 2018 #16
Cha Mar 2018 #6
geardaddy Mar 2018 #14
Cha Mar 2018 #19
NastyRiffraff Mar 2018 #21
Cha Mar 2018 #22
NastyRiffraff Mar 2018 #23
Cha Mar 2018 #24
Cha Mar 2018 #8
treestar Mar 2018 #9
mcar Mar 2018 #10
sheshe2 Mar 2018 #11
Gothmog Mar 2018 #13
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #20
rufnear Mar 2018 #27
NurseJackie Mar 2018 #25
geardaddy Mar 2018 #26

Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 03:20 PM

1. Welsh is so difficult

My husband has Welsh roots too. Thanks for the note, btw, I was about to panic.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 03:29 PM

2. Not that difficult once you get used to the grammar.

The spelling is way more regular than English.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 04:33 PM

3. Really?

It's just daunting when we look at that jumble of letters. Glad to know it's easier than it looks.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 05:40 PM

4. The vowels in Welsh are A, E, I, O, U, W, and Y

W and Y are always vowels.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 11:00 PM

5. OH! Thanks!

I think that helps. LOL! What sound does the W make?

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 10:53 AM

12. W makes an "oo" sound

and Y is a little more tricky. When it's not the last sound it makes an "uh" or schwa sound. When it's at the end of word it makes and "ee" sound.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 01:37 PM

15. Thanks!

I've always been so curious about it. It just looks so weird that I'd never given it a chance. I'll see if I can find a website that has Welsh pronunciation.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:14 PM

17. This might help!

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 04:58 PM

18. Awesome! Thank you!

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:56 AM

7. My former husband has Welsh roots, too, rad...

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 01:38 PM

16. Ah! Something else we have

in common, Cha!

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:55 AM

6. Mahalo for this, geardaddy!

Good on Hillary! Look at her.. she looks so good!

We could have had her "The People's President" instead of who the Russians wanted, and the other useful idiots who made trump happen.

I have Irish, Scottish, English, Ojibwa, and whatever else.. always been interested in Wales, too.

My former husband is part Welsh.. a real common name in Wales.

Glad I saw this.. So good and comforting..

Alex Jones: "..did you ever think he might be the right man for the job?"

Hillary: ".. No.." and then she went on to explain WHY.." Good stuff!

In Welsh Hillary said.. "Vote for Hillary in 2020!" Funny Alex! High Five! LOL

Hillary started Yoga again!

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-41616972/hillary-clinton-tries-speaking-welsh-on-the-one-show

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 11:09 AM

14. Croeso! You're welcome!

My grandmother was an Evans. I bet your former's husband's name must be Jones then if it's a common name in Wales.

Yep, she did quite well with her pronunciation!

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 06:13 PM

19. I have the same last

name as pinboy did!

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 12:41 PM

21. I grew up with the Welsh language

My father was a native (he was an Evans), and although the language there is primarily English, he learned Welsh in school (rare to be taught it in his day; common today). He taught me a few words and phrases, but I certainly couldn't claim to speak the language. It can be a tongue-twister, depending on what you're saying.

Thanks for posting this. Hillary looked and sounded great!

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 04:42 PM

22. Interesting, Riff! I think it would be

amazing having another language in our homes when growing up. So much easier to learn than later in school. Though not much call for Welsh on the streets.

Diwrnod da=Good day!

So you and Hillary.. only you have more Welsh!

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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 06:41 PM

23. In my home it was two languages besides English

My mom was Hungarian and I actually spoke Hungarian as well as English as a child. God knows how my parents got together...an odd combination: Welsh and Hungarian!

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 07:23 PM

24. Cute! Love it!

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 03:25 AM

8. P.S. Hillary's right on.. trump is NOT the person

for the job..


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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 06:53 AM

9. That cracked her up

She totally laughed over that!

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 10:13 AM

10. Love this!

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 10:23 AM

11. That was wonderful.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 11:08 AM

13. K&R

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 07:32 PM

20. Love it! What a great woman Hillary Clinton is.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:56 AM

27. Agree!

She was great in that clip. OP, thx for sharing!

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 11:13 AM

25. So *MUCH* to love about this!! Thank's very much for posting it!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 11:23 AM

26. Croeso! You're welcome!

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