The Lampeter Blog - Part 2
Today we did mutations - both nasal and soft - and apparently there is going to be a different sort tomorrow. This is where the first letter of a word changes (or sometimes disappears altogether - particularly cunning, I thought) depending on what has come before. So the Welsh word for Chester - 'Caer' - becomes 'Nghaer' and furthermore the 'yr' (meaning from) becomes 'yng'. At the moment feel like I'm wallowing around in thick gooey mud and have no idea what I'm saying. So no change from normal, basically.
I would also like to comment that the other people in my class are clearly either cheating (with a microphone implant and a Welsh expert feeding them information at the other end) or have in fact already got a degree in Welsh and are just pretending to be beginners in order to humiliate real beginners like myself.
Either that or my brain is smaller than I thought.
Finally would just like to point out it is cold, windy and wet and the sheep are keeping thier heads down.