Well hello there, dear friends; happy Saint David's day, or I should say, dydd Gŵyl Dewi hapus! I hope you're all doing well. I've had a lot on this month, which has unfortunately left little time for studying or indeed anything like that, but as it's been a short month, so it seems appropriate to follow it … Continue reading A quick check-in
Adventures in Welsh
P'nawn da, ffrindiau! Sut dach chi? Dw i'n dda iawn, diolch yn fawr! To be honest with you, I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to write about this month. I know I've got a bit of a reputation as a serial dabbler, and I can't deny that I've definitely earned it in the … Continue reading Adventures in Welsh
New year, same old me
Listen. I’m still processing 2017, and I think it’s deeply unfair of you to make me embark upon yet another year I’m not ready for with so little warning. I hear what some of you are screaming at your screens, it allegedly happens like this every twelve months. To those vocal few I say this: … Continue reading New year, same old me
Another one bites the dust
Well, here we are again - at year's end, again. Another year, another Polyglot NaNoWriMo attempt, another failure. My choices now are either to be unmotivated and dismiss the whole lot as a bad dream, or keep a stiff upper lip and try to think of it from a different angle. If I try to … Continue reading Another one bites the dust
Mysteries and horrors from around the globe
As it's spooky season (although I'll be uploading this on the day after Halloween, so if there ever was a boat, I've missed it), I wanted to write about something with a bit of a supernatural flavour. So this month I’ve decided to write a sort of introduction to some mythical creatures and legends from … Continue reading Mysteries and horrors from around the globe
Polyglot NaNoWriMo: Preparation Phase
So, as many of you may have gathered from my not-so-subtle hint dropping over the past month, it's almost time again for Polyglot NaNoWriMo. What's Polyglot NaNoWriMo, you ask? You must be new here! Well, let's start from the beginning. Polyglot NaNoWriMo is, for lack of a better phrase, a writing challenge. It’s a variation … Continue reading Polyglot NaNoWriMo: Preparation Phase
Dach chi’n prynu pannas, Mrs Jones?
Bore da, ffrindiau! Sut dach chi? Y Bioden Ieithoedd dw i. Dw i’n dysgu Cymraeg. And if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll probably know that I’ve been dysgu-ing Cymraeg for quite some time, with embarrassingly little to show for it. My voracious dabbling is well documented on this blog, and although … Continue reading Dach chi’n prynu pannas, Mrs Jones?
For the love of words, revisited
It's been a while since I've done one of these posts. As anyone who has been following this blog or my socials for any length of time will know, I'm a bit of a dabbler when it comes to language learning. That's why my blog is called the language magpie, I flit between shiny objects … Continue reading For the love of words, revisited
Revealing my ✨secret✨language✨!
Dydh da! An Biesen Yethow ov vy. Trigys ov vy yn Pow Sows. Dewdhek warn ugens ov vy. Treylyas ov vy. My a wor kewsel Sowsnek, Danek, Norgaghek, ha Swedek, ha my a vynn dyski Kernewek. Hedhyw yw dy’Gwener an kynsa a vis Gorthoren. Alright, so it's not much, but it's honest work. I'm sure many … Continue reading Revealing my ✨secret✨language✨!
Taking the month off – a short update
So since I spoiled you all (read: really tuckered out the ol' brain box) by writing two posts last month, I'm taking this month off, so this is just going to be a quick little language-learning update. It's been quite a busy month as it happens - I took a trip into Northumberland to my … Continue reading Taking the month off – a short update