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Gisella Albertini: Wales through new eyes- An Italian’s journey into Welsh culture and language

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Gisella has been learning Welsh with Say Something In Welsh for a short period all the way in Turin, and after being captivated by our language and Welsh rock bands she decided to take a trip here and see what Cymru really looks like. Here she shares with the world her experiences, thoughts and photos on our country and music… On a summer day with not much to do, I decided to give a try to one SaySomethingInWelsh.com lesson. Fast forward to six months later, I’m wandering around Wales and…

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Jaz-Michael King: Creating a new online community for Wales, Tŵt

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Jaz-Michael King is the creator of Tŵt, a community microblog built from the ground up in Welsh and English versions, with the aim of creating a bilingual, privacy-focussed social media experience. Born and raised in South Glamorgan, Jaz now lives and works in the USA. Michael Hickins is Director of Media Strategy at Oracle, and was previously an Editor at the Wall Street Journal, and here Mike asked Jaz about his latest creation. Tŵt is available online or mobile at toot.wales You once launched a Web services company called MerlinWeb.…

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Word Tango: Creating a Welsh-language word puzzle game- from the Netherlands

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Word Tango

A small company in the Netherlands has released an iOS and Google Play word puzzle game, Word Tango. In its first iteration, Word Tango can be played in English, Welsh, Cornish, Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, Dutch and Frysian, with more languages to follow. Parallel.cymru asked the game’s designer, Remco Denessen, to talk us through how he went about making the game and why they are supporting lesser-used languages. I speak Limburgisch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limburgish), which is classed as a language, but everyone speaks a dialect, or variant, of that language- so each village…

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BBC Journalist Jeremy Vine responds to Welsh language debate on Twitter: Exclusive editorial on Parallel.cymru

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Special news; our correspondent, Peter Mescall, has been in contact with Jeremy Vine after the recent language debate on Twitter. Mr Vine presents a program on Radio 5 and was reviewing the year; a caller criticised the Welsh language, with an example about people who change to Welsh instead of continuing in English when English speakers enter a pub. Jeremy Vine received a message on Twitter; the user was not happy with the program and the discussion then deteriorated. Mr Vine tried to resolve the situation, but the image used…

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Luke Upton: Introducing Gethin ‘Huge’ Hughes, Welsh rugby’s new fictional hero

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Luke Upton, a business journalist and creator of the popular spoof Twitter account @NotGavHenson, introduces his fictionalised new hero of Welsh rugby: a story of Twitter, the media and how a Lion’s bite led to a quick rewrite. When Wales and Ospreys hooker Scott Baldwin got bitten by a Lion cub whilst in South Africa with his club in September 2017, my first thought was- how on earth did that happen? The second, oh dear, I am going to have to scrap some of last weekend’s work. This now infamous…

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Interview with Gofid of Welsh Black Metal band Iselder

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Gofid (meaning sorrow) plays extreme metal with Welsh song titles under the name Iselder (meaning depression). His work attracted attention this month when he covered Dafydd Iwan’s cultural anthem Yma O Hyd- parallel.cymru went to find out more! First up Gofid, what is your background in metal? I first started listening to metal when I was about eleven years old, slowly getting in to classic bands such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath. In my teenage years I had a good friend who introduced me to the more…

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Parallel.cymru fel e-cylchlythyr wythnosol- heb unrhyw gost! Hoffech chi dderbyn ysgrifen Cymraeg a dwyieithog unigryw bob penwythnos yn uniongyrchol yn eich mewnflwch?Parallel.cymru as a weekly e-magazine- completely free!Would you like to receive unique Welsh and bilingual writing each weekend direct in your inbox?

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