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Interview with Gofid of Welsh Black Metal band Iselder

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Gofid Iselder

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 extreme side of things with Cannibal Corpse and Slayer, which forged the path for me to seek out the most extreme metal I could find. At sixteen I discovered bands…

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Jemma Pullen: Dysgwch geiriau Rwsieg am Cwpan y Byd 2018 / Learn Russian words for the World Cup 2018

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2018 Football World Cup Russian-Welsh Vocabulary_Terminology_Sheet 1_The Countries

Mewn partneriaeth â Parallel.cymru, mae cwmni Language JEM wedi creu taflen eirfa pêl-droed yn Rwsieg a Chymraeg ar gyfer Cwpan y Byd Rwsia 2018, sy’n dechrau’n fuan.  Ydych chi eisiau gwybod sut i ddatgan enwau’r dinasoedd sy’n croesawu’r gystadleuaeth? Darganfyddwch beth yw’r gwahaniaeth rhwng “miatz” a “mattz” yn Rwsieg.  Byddwch yn synnu at faint o eirfa dych chi’n deall, yn union o’r cychwyn! Felly, beth am greu argraff ar eich ffrindiau’r haf hwn a dysgu rhai geiriau pêl-droed mewn Rwsieg? In partnership with Parallel.cymru, Language JEM has made a Russian and Welsh football vocabulary sheet in honour of the upcoming World Cup in Russia. Do you want to know how to pronounce the host city names? Or to find out…

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David Jandrell: Welsh Valleys Q&A

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Nigel Morgan Heol y Cwm

After the popularity of David Jandrell’s earlier articles (Introducing The Welsh Valleys Phrasebook, How I Became an Author & ‘What’s On In Cwmcarn’ newsletter- Legacy Edition), he has kindly returned to answer questions from the parallel.cymru readership. It’s clear when you hear Valleys English that a lot of it has been informed and has its roots from a time when Welsh was the first language of the Valleys: e.g “Now in a minute” being a perfectly valid and correct sounding sentence in Welsh “Nawr, mewn munud”. Why is it, in your opinion, that this has only seemed to have remained true in the Valleys? Valley people are very loyal to their areas. It is commonplace for valley people to ‘stay…

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David Jandrell’s first ‘What’s On In Cwmcarn’ newsletter- Legacy Edition

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What’s On In Cwmcarn

This is a digital reproduction of the very first Whats On In Cwmcarn newsletter, which began to document David Jandrell’s love of Valleyspeak, and later became the book Cwmtwp: Gossip From the Valleys and led to the Welsh Valleys Phrasebook and Welsh Valleys Humour.  Sit back and enjoy this reproduction, or legacy editition, as introduced by the discoverer of the newsletter and its jokes in its Cwmtwp format… Personal log of Professor Nigel Jones, University of Northern Hemisphere, 26th April 2425. “I was intrigued to be given access to an artefact known as a CD-ROM a few years ago. It was an ancient storage device and after a lot of research from colleagues, I was able to read the information…

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