Montmorency wrote:crush wrote:I'm also studying Welsh, almost entirely due to montmorency's raving reviews of SSiW.
You might possible mean "rave reviews". On the other hand, you possibly might not...
I'm sure you're probably right
Yeah, i believe that was at the end of the old HTLAL split off site's reign that came about when the Admin added the pro features to HTLAL and a few folks weren't happy with the turn things were taking. But i think you missed that period.Well, I had to return the favour. It was you who introduced me to HTLAL, if you can remember that far back. (and to audiobooks, actually...).
I believe i did the first lesson when it was first released just to test it out, the biggest difference i noticed at the time was the change in music But i am excited to go through it, i've been kinda hoping that the new course would be done by the time i finish the old course, and it may very well be, heh.I'm very pleased you are still doing Welsh. I think you'll like the new levels. I think actually, people who've done the old courses can appreciate them better, in a way, although I don't think Aran would agree.
I like his positive approach! Well that particular group moved to Skype as it seemed to be more reliable, although I had to drop out of it for various reasons. There was an international Skype group that met on Saturdays (5pm UK time, so that people on the West Coast of the USA could manage it reasonably conveniently), but I'm not sure if it's still running. I can check up and PM you details, if it's still going.
That'd be great, Skype would also be much better for me here in China (Google's blocked). 5pm should be about midnight here. I still have a small dream of attending a bootcamp...
I've been following the Northern course, not sure how much that makes a difference in the overal scheme of things but do you or anyone have any suggestions as to what to watch/listen to that i might have a slight chance of understanding? I'd also like to look at some stuff for reading, but i've read literary Welsh is quite a bit different and i'm not sure how far literary Welsh extends into (eg. the news, kids stories, etc.). I've got access to a UK VPN, so region-blocking shouldn't be an issue... I actually downloaded a bunch of radio programs a while back like Dafydd a Caryl, Post Cyntaf, and Tommo (i remember his show causing a bit of controversy when it came out).