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Today's video is all about the Celtic Language family!
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24 Ara 2016




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Langfocus 5 yıl önce
As many viewers have noted, there are some pronunciation problems with the Irish samples in the video. Click here for a mini-video containing new and improved Irish audio samples with more authentic pronunciation: trvid.com/video/video-OP91sCommJw.html (it's about 30 seconds long). Thanks!
Alba1970 11 aylar önce
@Langfocus Most Scots have the Russian steppe gene (most likely from our Pictish Ancestors) no other part of the British isles has the gene the Picts were not Celtic they were the remnants of the Scythian Empire who travelled and settled is Scotland ... Scotland has the oldest breeds of pony in Europe like the Eriskay Pony, and the Picts wrote there language in hieroglyphs only two other cultures did this the Egyptians and the Scythians and throughout our history Scottish historians have said we are the sons of the Scythians and a recent test on Scottish dna backs the claim up ... Celts originated from the Iberian Peninsular the Picts came from the Russian steppes . One other thing Irish speak Gaelic and Scots speak Gàidhlig ... and what you forget to mention why so few Scots speak our own language because the British establishment tried to eradicate the language by punishing pupils with the cane if they spoke it in school call it for what it was British cultural genocide
jbw! Yıl önce
Amazing video! Diolch yn fawr iawn :) Please don't take this as a criticism, but I should just note for anyone who sees this, at 9:32 the words arni and arnyn/arnynt are actually the wrong way around in the video (and also in the order they are pronounced in the audio). Seriously though, aside from that one thing - this video was sublime. Thanks so much for making it, and especially for taking the time to find audio samples of the languages so that people can practise with the assurance from a native speaker that it is the correct pronunciation. Hwyl am y tro!
Tony Llanber
Tony Llanber Yıl önce
As a Welsh speaker I noticed at 9.32 in video there is a small mistake in Welsh 'On her' should be 'arni' whilst 'On them' should be 'arnyn/arnynt'. Thanks for another interesting video.
David Monks
David Monks Yıl önce
Some points, Paul. Irish people (apart from Unionsts in Nothern Ireland) find the term' The British Isles' unaccepatable. We are Irish, not British, despite morre than 700 years of interference from England. So, please avoid the term. It's akin to some Canadians getting annoyed if they are called Ameicans. As you rightly point out, there are some problems with the pronunciation of Irish. The way 'don fhear' is presented is odd to me. There is a phonetic feature you did not mention: Eclipsis. Hence 'don bhfear' is more natural on my Irish tongue. 'Bhfear' is pronounced as 'Var'. Hence 'don var' (Munster dialect) has greater euphony to my Irish ear. There is also vowel harmony/quality in Irish - caol le caol; leathan le leathan. There are two qualities of vowels, broad and slender. AOU are broad. I&E are slender. So, the Irish phrase above translates as BROAD WITH BROAD; SLENDER WITH SLENDER. This is an all but immutable rule. In fact, offhand I can think of only one exception. But an example is needed to make the rule clear. The name Michael in Irish is MIchEál. I have capitalised the slender vowels for the sake of clarity. To note: the consonant 'ch' is preceded and followed by Slender vowels. The vowel quality can also change the pronunciation of an adjacent consonant, somthin akin to what happens in Russian - in the word Brat' the final letter can sound like the T in Italian, OR something like TCH. In Irish this sound difference is determined by vowel quality. In Irish 'television' is Telefís Éireann (Irish TV) in Gaidhlig na h-Alba it is Teilebhisean. I sometimes watch the Scottish TV and have about 80% mutual comprehension. As a diversion, there is an 8th century Irish poem about Pangur, a cat, written in the margin of a document held in St. Gallen (I think). The P of Pangur suggests a Welsh influence, and it is thought that the monk who wrote it made friends with this cat in Wales and brought him/her to Switzerland. It moved me to write a jocular form (in modern Irish) which I hope will amuse you to check in Google translate: I just give the first stanza so as not to weary you or your readers. Mise Pangur an cat, Luchtiarna an tí, Muna mbíonn mé amuigh, Bím istigh. I enjoy your channel a lot. Slán
Bojan Stare
Bojan Stare Yıl önce
If you mention a Bretagna - Breton, we have a lot similar words in slovene language. Breizh is similar to our town Brezice. Means on the coast of river or lake.
David Neale
David Neale 3 yıl önce
I was born in Wales, but was not allowed to speak or learn my own language druing the 1950s. As an adult, now living outside Wales, I have tried to learn Welsh, but find it difficult. I feel a great loss at not having my own language and instead having had to use English instead. A significant community of Welsh speakers, including bilingual Spanish-Welsh schools, exists in Patagonia, Argentina.
Elisabeth M. de Boer
In 1978 I stayed with my brother and my parents at a small BBQ in Wales. It was run by a couple with 2 young children. We learned to eat lamb with mint sauce there, and delicious deserts (warm bread pudding with cream sauce.) The woman was an absolutely fantastic cook. I think I saw “The Hulk” there for the first time, in the common room in front of an electric fire. But anyway: The reason why I have often thought back to this family is because they told my parents they never spoke Welsh to their children, even though they were both fluent speakers. They feared it would harm their children’s prospects later in life: Language extinction happening before our very eyes. Tragic.
bristoled93 Aylar önce
@michal agapitov Down with your hate. Erin go bragh. Cymru am byth.
bristoled93 Aylar önce
@Saguntum-Iberian-Greek Konstantinopoli You are more likely to hear any celtic language spoken in Great Britain than in Argentina.
Kani Basami
Kani Basami Aylar önce
That's such a shame. I hope welsh becomes revitalized
Gwil Williams
Gwil Williams 5 aylar önce
Same thing as happened to David Neale happened to me in the 1950s. I also feel a great loss.
Angharad 3 yıl önce
I speak Welsh. Today I was in a pharmacy in Aberystwyth. I initially spoke to the lady behind the counter in English. Then, hearing her Welsh accent and seeing her name badge (a Welsh name), I asked her if she spoke Welsh. She did, so we continued in Welsh. Why did I start in English? Because the previous time I had been into that pharmacy, I spoke in Welsh first. The man behind the counter said to me, in a condescending way, "Could you say that in French" (which I then did ... that's beside the point - and actually didn't help matters, as I don't think he understood that either). Part of the problem with Welsh at the moment is not that people don't speak it, but that many of those who don't speak it also do not respect it. And that discourages its use. A note on your figures for the number of Welsh speakers: the 508,000 comes I think from the 1991 census. It is higher than that now.
Super Walking Tours
Super Walking Tours 24 gün önce
900000 speaking Welsh
Walkable Cities
Walkable Cities Aylar önce
Wouldn't a simple, sorry I don't speak Welsh do, but I guess not
Sereisoña D’Cordiana
I love Celtic languages and welsh sounds so nice. I want to learn them all but there are not any good resources for free
Daniel Peterson
Daniel Peterson 7 aylar önce
When I took a trip to Montreal I noticed wait staff at restaurants would greet everyone in French. When one would respond in English, like I did, they would proceed to speak to you in English. I wonder if maintaining the Celtic culture would be to have those working in the service industry to automatically address customers in welsh or Cornish and only switching if the customer indicates they don’t speak it. That way, you’re attempting to keep the language alive and in-use.
Rachel Newton
Rachel Newton 10 aylar önce
...and then everyone clapped?
LOK' Street
LOK' Street 2 yıl önce
I come from Brittany. I understand few cornish or welsh words because our own celtic languages have similar brythonic roots. For exemple, to say "Merry Christmas" in Brittany, we say "Nedeleg Laouen". In Cornwall it say "Nadelik Lowen" and in Wales it say "Nadolig Llawen". We have to fight to keep our languages alive. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇮🇪🇮🇲Celtic United🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿==➕
LOK' Street
LOK' Street 8 aylar önce
@eg bront That's true. The transmission of Breton has long been oral. Some words have multiple spellings. Breton made its revolution by becoming standardized in the 20th century. •1st in 1908:Kerne+Leon+Treger •2sd in 1941:KLT+Gwened Bretons were already french-speakings
LOK' Street
LOK' Street 8 aylar önce
@Óro 👍
eg bront
eg bront 8 aylar önce
You can see the influence of French and English respectively in the spelling of Laouen and Lowen as opposed to Welsh Llawen.
Óro 8 aylar önce
In Irish it’s Nollaig Shona!
It's Black Friday
It's Black Friday 3 yıl önce
Wonderful thorough video!
tigrou jungle
tigrou jungle Yıl önce
ande mean under in gaulls andemantunum city of langre under the mantuna ... matuna ... marne ... marine mantuna ... the white land under the white land ....
LightAndCosmia 3 yıl önce
Unfortunately it isn't that these languages are simply "dying off." They were actively suppressed for centuries, along with all sorts of cultural practices, and people were punished for using their own languages. Even now, the culture is such that these languages are often put down, and the difficulty in trying to use them more broadly helps reinforce the original colonial attempt to wipe them out. It is really a lot like the policies in Canada that tried to totally wipe out First Nations languages and cultures. Language really influences how we see and understand the world, which is why languages become targets for those who want to control others.
pongop 14 gün önce
Very true! I'm learning about this in my Irish class right now. This continues today in Ireland. Capitalism and colonialism.
iPhone Verdepiccolo
iPhone Verdepiccolo 3 aylar önce
@L C it’s the official language of the Catholic Church
duma2lupin 8 aylar önce
@Aoi Kemono You're another ignorant woke who sees the world in black and white. Yes, what the English did to their colonies in India, Africa and America, they first tested out on the Irish. Learn some history. If the English hadn't oppressed the Irish and created a famine that took out millions of people, not to mention forcing them out of their lands and trying to strip away their culture, do you think the Irish would have been pressed to leave their homes? They were refugees. Shame on you.
AspireGD 11 aylar önce
@Aoi Kemono Wow, you sound like an absolutely ignorant bitter racist, so what? are certain native americans or other indigenous peoples not victims because of the inter-tribal colonizations and mass murders that happened many times before europeans even showed up? or were slaves not victims because they were sold by other african people? you sound like someone that seriously is just flat out discriminatory, and your argument is completely stupid as you could say the same thing for any form of people that people tend to call victims all the time, no form of people have a completely innocent history. And I GUARANTEE you're only saying it because they're white, and I can tell you sound like the type that self declares themselves as "oppressed" and blame white people for all your personal life failures, and the fact that you're trying to justify what happened just because they're white says a lot about you, I can tell your brain completely revolves around race and you consider all people that have the same skin color the same even though they're completely different ethnicities.
Aoi Kemono
Aoi Kemono 11 aylar önce
Oh god even white people are claiming they are being colonized and suppressed...by other white people. And then lumped in with all the other "colonized" and mistreated people. Endless self-pity and victimhood. Because culture can't die on it's own. It has to be strangled then gutted and a cardinal sin commited. It's especially hypocritical when invoking videos like those made by langfocus, which are ALL in English and enjoyed on a global level. You probably wouldn't know shit about Gaelic if it was a video written and spoken in Gaelic. Talk about lost culture. And why aren't you crying over the aborigines that these so called "innocent" Celts clearly eradicated when they settled in England? Do you consider the Celts the FIRST NATIONS then? Over the dead bodies of the original natives? Oh wait there isn't any records or fancy video that talks about a previous people so I'm sure your conscience has no problem since ignorance is bliss.
DustyO'Rusty 4 yıl önce
I adore the Celtic languages. Sure, the Germanic and Romance languages are great and all, but there is really nothing quite like languages like Irish or Welsh.
Bleddyn Wolf
Bleddyn Wolf 8 aylar önce
@Maria G no, their not. in fact, their more closely related to romance languages than germanic languages.
Maria G
Maria G 8 aylar önce
Celtic languages are a subgroup of Germanic languages
Lagavulin 10 aylar önce
@Martial Kintu Overrated? Most Germanic languages are overlooked. When it comes to popularity, Germanic languages clearly aren't on the same level as Romance ones. I find it hard to see how they are overrated.
Bleddyn Wolf
Bleddyn Wolf 11 aylar önce
@not a spider as a welsh speaker who dipped their toes into french a glanced at irish, the main problems the languages have is the writing systems. irish is worse then french in that regard. welsh is mostly phonetic, though the vowles and some edge case consonants can be weird. and irish transcribes its mutations really weirdly.
not a spider
not a spider 11 aylar önce
Welsh is cool. Irish is a clusterfuck of letters & sounds, much like English & French. Not to say it deserved being nearly wiped out the way it has been, though.
John MacBeth
John MacBeth 3 yıl önce
I'm Cornish, can say it's being taught in schools again here thankfully.
nicoolo' gentile
nicoolo' gentile 4 aylar önce
I'm so Happy of this because I love this language
Lithuanian Llama Store
@effawefweafawefwefwfqwWQEWEFEYHTYKJYUKUT bro no 9ne cares England can suck an egg
The Truth Is Right
The Truth Is Right 6 aylar önce
@Golden.Lights.Twinkle Now, or since a long time ago? My gg-grandfather was from Cornwall and had a Cornish surname, but other names in his tree were Anglo-Saxon origin.
Etherium 8 aylar önce
@Jackal Nerf status as a former country? Lol
Golden.Lights.Twinkle 8 aylar önce
@Jackal Nerf Most people living in Cornwall are English and have no Cornish roots.
Izold Guegan
Izold Guegan 2 yıl önce
I'm a Breton native speaker. Thank you for your video! I have been raised in Breton and sent to a Breton school as well. I use the language in my daily life (so many parts of the Internet have been translated to Breton over the past years), with my friends and family. I do not imagine my life without this language. Even though French has became the dominating language in Brittany, the Breton language is now a reason of pride while it used to be a reason of shame during the two past centuries. I want to be optimistic, seeing the growing number of people learning the language and the development of Breton in the public spaces. The biggest threat to the Breton language is now, in my opinion, no longer the French language, but rather the way it can be taught. Teaching a language is not enough to save it (see the example of Latin). It has to live in the lives of people on a daily basis :-)
Walkable Cities
Walkable Cities Aylar önce
Je vais au pays bigouden chaque année (sauf COVID) pour visiter ma famille (on ne parle pas breton) et d'hab j'entends quelqu'un qui parle breton une ou deux fois, et ça c'est dans une département avec plusieurs parleurs, mais j'espère qu'il y ait une renaissance de la langue, comme celle du gallois. L'académie, qui je crois personne n'aime, n'aide pas du tout. Je ne pense pas que la loi soit que tous les signes doivent être dans les deux langues comme au Pays de Galles (où le gallois maintenant va toujours d'abord, et l'anglais après), ce serait un bon point de départ
Saber 2 aylar önce
@Your Sleep Paralysis Demon no they aren't you dumbass Bretons are CELTIC and Franks are Germanic
Your Sleep Paralysis Demon
@Saber yes they are though. Breton is french.
Saber 2 aylar önce
@Your Sleep Paralysis Demon they aren't French though
Your Sleep Paralysis Demon
frenchie elder scrolls
John Smith
John Smith 2 yıl önce
I'm irish and live in Australia now. I met a Breton French man and was surprised to find out he felt strong ties to Ireland and had learned some Gaeilge himself!
Michael Roche
Michael Roche 3 aylar önce
Ive met several Bretons and Basques abroad who felt an affinity with Ireland but many Irish people outside of the Irish speaking community would have little knowledge of these cultures.
Xenomorph 5 aylar önce
Dia is Muire dhuit
Golden.Lights.Twinkle 8 aylar önce
Breton is completely different to Gaelic. It is closest to Cornish (mutually intelligible) and then Welsh (not mutually intelligible).
Green Cappy
Green Cappy 11 aylar önce
@reechart How much do they understand it? I suppose it should be way less than Welsh
reechart Yıl önce
i know some breton friends who can understand gaelic when they go there and they say it is very similar, they meet for the roskoff ognion harvest (bretagne?)
Stiofán Ó Cathmhaoil
I'm a fluent Irish speaker from Belfast and I speak Irish everyday outside the education system.
bristoled93 Aylar önce
@user420 I am British and can speak better Irish than you and I never even lived in Ireland.
Xenomorph 5 aylar önce
@afterþought go to the comments on the lessons, often you'll find a helpful speaker there that explains some of the phonetic rules
Xenomorph 5 aylar önce
Learning irish with duolingo and online resources. I suck at speaking it 😅 but I can read some now
Jean 8 aylar önce
@An Eochagán Ní thuigfidh níos mó ná 98% de mhuintir na hÉireann sa phoblacht do cheist ainneoin ceachtanna laethúla sa teanga ag gairmithe a bhfuil luach saothair maith orthu le dhá bhliain déag. Cad a insíonn sé sin duit?
An Eochagán
An Eochagán 8 aylar önce
Ab as an mbóthar Seoighe tú ar seans? :D
- Some American - -
- Some American - - 2 yıl önce
Please don’t let our ancestors languages die.
Golden.Lights.Twinkle 8 aylar önce
Most of the languages that have ever existed are extinct and the number of languages is decreasing year by year.
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
Celtic etymology comes from the verb cel(alb)-open, c(alb)'-that and el(alb) lighted, celt(alb)-blown, white people, Albions, Scottland until 1060 AD was called Albania, by the son of Brutton, the nephew of Eneas the King of Dardanians(Albanian tribe) in the war of Troy that moved North and created Great Brittain, read the poem of Virgil "ENEIDA"
- Some American - -
- Some American - - 2 yıl önce
@adoretit20 em inglês você diz “hello from” “Hello from Brazil”. Never say “of” when talking about location.
adoretit20 2 yıl önce
@- Some American - - A propósito, eu disse "hello of". Não seria "hello from?"
- Some American - -
- Some American - - 2 yıl önce
@adoretit20 I have considered learning my ancestral languages, but I’m learning French right now. Ahora, eu aprendo o frances não tenho tempo por isso lingua. E, olà dos Estados Unidos!
John Declan
John Declan 3 yıl önce
Haven’t seen many Scots in the comments so here’s my take: I speak English as my first language and speak almost fluent Scottish Gaelic. I am aware that in the Highlands and Hebrides it is quite common to speak Gaelic but living in a large(ish) city, where most of the Scottish population is, I truly never hear it around. Scottish Gaelic truly is a beautiful language and it deeply disheartens me to see it die out. If the government does not even try to save it, it is already dead
Golden.Lights.Twinkle 8 aylar önce
No government can save a language if there is no reason to learn it.
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
Celtic etymology comes from the verb cel(alb)-open, c(alb)'-that and el(alb) lighted, celt(alb)-blown, white people, Albions, Scottland until 1060 AD was called Albania, by the son of Brutton, the nephew of Eneas the King of Dardanians(Albanian tribe) in the war of Troy that moved North and created Great Brittain, read the poem of Virgil "ENEIDA"
Marta Garcia Puig
Hello! I am Catalan, but I have been living in Ireland (Dublin) for two years now. Even if no one speaks Irish in Dublin, I have been studying Irish since I arrived in Ireland and I love it! I will always defend it because I think it deserves all our support. If we don't defend it, it won't survive and I don't want it to go extinct. As a native speaker of a minority language (Catalan) I am very sympathetic towards Irish gaelic. Is breá liom Gaeilge!!!
naama Shang
naama Shang 3 yıl önce
I speak Scottish Gaelic and was a bit disappointed that there were no examples of it in the video, but I so thoroughly enjoyed it! I am not a native speaker, but am passionate about it and plan to move to Scotland in order to help the wonderful people who are keeping the language alive. I also plan on helping to establish a Braille code in Scottish Gaelic. Even within the 2 language groups, intelligibility is limited when listening to spoken language, but is better when reading. I do hope we continue our efforts to keep those beautiful, endangered languages alive.
Walkable Cities
Walkable Cities Aylar önce
@multicuenta 22 it's a question of when, not if, brexit reignited an issue that had just gone cold
Tyman Ung
Tyman Ung Aylar önce
@multicuenta 22 That would be final surrender to English right wing empire-- final nail in colonization coffin.
Tyman Ung
Tyman Ung Aylar önce
@Lowen Craft There are a few Cornish instructional? videos in youtube.
Tyman Ung
Tyman Ung Aylar önce
There are some instructional videos on youtube.
ahab Aylar önce
@multicuenta 22 it was the Scottish who united the crowns but okay
Xavier Kreiss
Xavier Kreiss 8 aylar önce
I'm French. A friend of the family was a Breton who'd served in the Free French naval forces (FNFL) during WW2. He was stationed in the UK. He told us it was great to meet Welsh sailors, because he and the other Breton speakers could speak to them and more or less understand each other. "It was great, we couldsay what we liked. Rubbish the officers in front of their noses, they didn't understand a word we were saying!". Lucky for them there were no officers called Llewelyn or Le Goff !
Cameron Reekie
Cameron Reekie 3 yıl önce
I also need to mention the amazing Dr Brian Stowell, my old manx teacher. Sadly he died last month and he was one of the key people to seriously resuscitate the language when it was properly on its knees. The last native speaker was Ned Maddrell ( he lived in one of those tiny, 2 room manx, thatched cottages. In fact his house was in the film Waking Ned) if I recall correctly Brian went round and recorded and documented the language from Ned before he died. If he hadn’t of done that it’s likely the language would have died completely. So cheers and RIP to Dr Stowell
The Strategos
The Strategos 5 aylar önce
@Jaque Quinn I knew Brian as he came round the schools helping set up the Manx GCSE etc. and the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh in St Johns.
Jaque Quinn
Jaque Quinn Yıl önce
I know this was over two years ago, but I gotta commend the guy. Even though I have never met him, I am grateful for the work he has done. Thank you for sharing!
Master Blackthorne
Master Blackthorne 4 yıl önce
As an English speaker, I want the Celtic languages to increase.
Jacy Reis
Jacy Reis 2 aylar önce
Then learn one :)
Fergus FitzGerald
Fergus FitzGerald 2 aylar önce
I also want them to increase and I am Irish!
AspireGD 11 aylar önce
​@Matthew Saul I couldn't have made a better response.
Matthew Saul
Matthew Saul Yıl önce
@Souhridyo Bose I'm sorry to hear you were forced to learn a language. That's awful and no one should ever be forced. I do want to say though that language is not just a tool for communication. We often think in the languages that we grew up speaking. All languages have unique ways of perceiving reality. It's more obvious to say that languages have unique ways of describing reality. But learning to describe reality according to a language actually forms our minds so that we perceive reality according to a language's way of describing it. Language shapes us. It's a huge part of who we are and directs how we interact with and approach an understanding of ourselves, others and the world. Language is much more than simply a tool for communication.
Tamara Yıl önce
@David Bean I wish the Welsh government wld fund a free language MOOC like UCD do for Irish. I had to give up my Welsh studies during lockdown and I live in London, an area with a Welsh school!
Arphile Yıl önce
My family is from Brittany, and my great-grandparents (born pre-war) spoke Breton either natively or fluently. The language was suppressed by the French administration, especially in schools where students were punished for speaking it (even during recess). In some schools, one rule forbid students from spitting and speaking Breton. Still, it remained the dominant language until after the war, when my grandparents were born. For them, proficiency is variable: most people in their generation can still understand some Breton and some speak it fluently, but their parents were much less likely to teach them Breton. My parents don’t speak it except for a few words, and I, not being born in Brittany, don’t know much more about the language as any regular French people my age. I truly hope Breton can go through a revival, and that I can learn it and use it with native speakers in the future
Bosnien Commie
Bosnien Commie 4 aylar önce
@Kartik Poojari as sombody whu knows fow albanian nationalist i cen agree
Kartik Poojari
Kartik Poojari 7 aylar önce
@Piraeus Travel ain't taking suggestions from some cringy balkan nationalists
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel 7 aylar önce
@Kartik Poojari What about slaves coming in Europe, you need some history, a serb troll, 😂😂😂😂
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel 7 aylar önce
@Kartik Poojari Open o book in your life and than speak
Kartik Poojari
Kartik Poojari 7 aylar önce
@Piraeus Travel damn I thought Indian nationalists were cringe, but thanks for clearing my misconception, albanian nationalists are cringier
Steve Alferenc
Steve Alferenc 3 yıl önce
When I travelled to Llanfairengogogoch in 2010, the whole town was speaking Welsh, everyone on the streets of all ages, and English was only used when we approached them in English.
Madoc _
Madoc _ 2 yıl önce
@Andy H it's my phone has no Google translate plus if I write I'm Welsh for some reason it don't recognise the word so changes it for, at times I forget to do a word check. But you seem to know what saying. No da.
Andy H
Andy H 2 yıl önce
@Madoc _ ynys mon* Gwynedd*
Madoc _
Madoc _ 3 yıl önce
Yes thats due to the two counties run by the Welsh political party 'Plaid Cymru' of Yns Mon (Anglesey) and 'Gwyneth' in N West Wales have Welsh speaking only schools so we all speak Welsh, and use English by De fault only.
Justin Schicker
Justin Schicker 2 yıl önce
I love how extinction basically comes from, “no, my language is better. I don’t want to learn yours.”
Aoi Kemono
Aoi Kemono 11 aylar önce
You mean it's actually efficient and natural to need only one language?
Ayden Zinter
Ayden Zinter 11 aylar önce
Governments have historically banned languages that were seen as of low prestige or savage which is why languages become extinct easier
SirBojo4 Yıl önce
@Istvan Glock I agree but another reason is "I am better, my language is better. Unlearn and forget your language for you and your offspring or else"
Odhran Murphy
Odhran Murphy Yıl önce
@Istvan Glock origionally it most likely came from “Hey, you there, speak my labguage so that I can say I have more land than the rest of these people”
Istvan Glock
Istvan Glock Yıl önce
No, I think extinction basically comes from "Your language provides me with more opportunities than mine does. I want to learn it". Linguistic Darwinism, if you like.
Blue Mail
Blue Mail 3 yıl önce
Dear Celtic speakers, your languages are your identities, don't go behind English use it as tool for communicating with foreign speakers.Use your language everyday and bring to the next genertions. I sad to hear most Celtic go extinction. Love from Sri Lankan Tamil. * I love Celtic music, especially Scottish
Jackal Nerf
Jackal Nerf Aylar önce
@ahab I’m well aware of who United the crowns, but it doesn’t change the power dynamic between the two countries during and after the acts of union.
ahab Aylar önce
@Jackal Nerf it was a Scottish king that united the crowns. Also applying modern nation-state logic to history is stupid
bristoled93 Aylar önce
@Carol de los Ángeles The people of the Malvinas don't want to be apart of Argentina.
bristoled93 Aylar önce
I really like the way the Irish speak English which is why it makes more sense for Irish and Welsh to be most spoken in the country in Europe with the most people whose ancestors spoke these languages which is England/Sasana.
Fear Mór
Fear Mór Yıl önce
See I get when people say this they're well meaning, but this is literally the exact same level of tone deaf as advising a homeless person to work hard and save up for a house. It ignores 99% of the problem and the reason why this stuff happens. We aren't consciously switching to English as a lot of people are suggesting, a very complex set of socio economic factors exist as to why Irish and others are declining, at the forefront of which is out migration of locals, low employment and in migration of English speakers into the strongholds where the languages are still very much alive
Iwan Science
Iwan Science 5 yıl önce
I speak Welsh, it is my first language. I do speak it outside of school. I think that being able to speak Welsh is part of my culture. It is important as it is part of my social culture and can benefit me in the sense that knowing 2 different languages will benefit my way of thinking. I
Phyllis Biram
Phyllis Biram 2 yıl önce
@Alex Cope Nonsense it's more like 80% but recent reports suggest 28% may now have a knowledge of Welsh.
Merlex430 2 yıl önce
@Kieran Good points and I hope you persevere with learning the language. I grew up in a village where an old census reported that 80% of the residents spoke Welsh. Everyone bar one on my mother's side speaks Welsh as a first language so as someone who now lives in England I find refreshing to speak only Welsh when I meet relatives. Being a Welsh speaker gives me empathy with all the endangered languages and communities around the world. Fortunately, the Welsh language is in a much stronger position. Should note also that the video didn't mention the revival in Welsh education in Patagonia.
Alison Green
Alison Green 2 yıl önce
JEIWILBER As another US citizen I am sorry you feel no connections to your ancestors, whoever they may be. How I would love to speak Welsh even though I am four generations removed from my Welsh relations.
Kieran 2 yıl önce
@Alex Cope That statistic is very incorrect. The 2011 census stated that 19%, or roughly 600,000 people in Wales could speak Welsh. Start looking at other speakers such as learners and those not as confident (a lot of Welsh speakers who are actually fluent in spoken Welsh will not say so in official documents because written Welsh is usually a hell of a lot more formal and in some cases literally biblical) and it rises considerably. Welsh Government is estimating that that figure now stands at roughly 800,000 due to new people taking up the language for personal or work related reasons (I've seen some jobs where Welsh fluency will add an extra £5-10K on your salary, and a lot of jobs in Wales you just can't get if you don't speak Welsh). Add that with the fact that Welsh medium education in a lot of places is actually growing (usually because they're deadass the best schools in Wales) and the future of the language is looking fairly good. Welsh Government even have a policy to reach 1,000,000 Welsh speakers by 2050, and I aim to be one of them
Andrew Kouk
Andrew Kouk 2 yıl önce
@Saguntum-Iberian-Greek Konstantinopoli Huh, interesting stuff. Yeah it's a shame, Erdogan even had a celebration few years back for the anniversary of the conquest of Constantinople and they are really proud of it.
39wolf 2 yıl önce
I am from a village in the centre of Spain and I have always been surprised by the word "Basca" as a synonym for Anxiety, Disquiet or Restlessness used in these small villages and by country people like my grandmother. I was surprised to discover that this word is Celtic and comes from "waskā", in Welsh "gwâsg" and Breton "gwask". The last of a Celtiberian language extinct almost 2 millennia ago
cardiffmad 3 yıl önce
Welsh speaker from Cardiff, brought up in Welsh schools and taught all subjects through the Welsh language. Being a Welsh speaker is part of my identity and the ability to sing my national anthem gives me a sense of pride as well as that my language has survived. YMA O HYD
Nolan Swadds
Nolan Swadds 3 yıl önce
My four grandparents were native Breton speakers but in the 50’s it was considered a peasants language so they made a point in raising their 8 kids and 3 kids (respectively) in standard Parisian French which they did not speak well at all. Madness.
Golden.Lights.Twinkle 8 aylar önce
To get a job wouldn't you need to speak French?
FlowerTrollSan Yıl önce
Oh man, that makes me so sad, the fact they were probably taught in schools to be ashamed of their own ancestral language. 😭 And especially with Breton being such a beautiful language...
Dert' Dert'
Dert' Dert' 2 yıl önce
hopefully you correct this madness and are a breton speaker today? :)
Pipi Attwood
Pipi Attwood 3 yıl önce
Fi'n dysgu cymraeg! Fi'n byw yn de cymru, es i i ysgol iaith saesneg, felly alla i ddim yn siarad cymraeg yn rhugl eto! I'm learning Welsh! I live in South Wales, I went to an English language school in Wales so I'm not fluent yet. Taking a course and talking with many fluent locals! Before I learned Welsh I was lead to believe by the powers that be that it was common/filthy yet somehow complex. It was completely out of the question for me until I started learning Norwegian. Then I realised how important Welsh was to me, my family and country. I absolutely adore it and my intention is to live a life where I get to speak Welsh everyday. It has absolutely changed my life for the better
That clone trooper in the back on the high ground
ah South Wales! what's your accent like
cardiffmad 2 yıl önce
Dal ati
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Tziu Ricky
Tziu Ricky 5 yıl önce
I'm a Sardinian living in Ireland.. once I expressed my interest on learning Gaelic to my Irish landlord, and he got so mad that he almost insulted me, literally calling Irish Gaelic "rubbish". He went on stating that his children better don't waste time learning Irish, and that they should spend that time learning French, just in case they travel to France on holidays one day! It was really depressing! Recently, some customers in a restaurant in Cork, Ireland, complained about an employee who was speaking Gaelic, so the restaurant manager forbid all employees to speak Gaelic, despite it's the Official language of the Republic of Ireland! Sooo depressing!
Flubadubdub The Great
@MagikMako you conveniently left out the former French empire lol. Not to mention that french is widely spoken in Belgium, and is important in Switzerland too
MagikMako 5 gün önce
@Flubadubdub The Great Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and a little Denmark as opposed to just France for French
MagikMako 5 gün önce
Nothing you guys haven't done to people speaking Sardinian
bristoled93 22 gün önce
@Silver Girl It's you who is ashamed of the Irish language.
Niall 22 gün önce
I recently heard that about 5 million people (around the world) are leaning Irish via Duolingo. Other reports from 2020 say about 1 million people learning via duolingo. I've seen different figures quoted but it was one of the fastest growing languages being learnt on that platform in any case. The landlord you ran into doesn't seem very bright (intelligent) and sounds culturally deficient. He probably is suffering from an inferiority complex as he thinks French is somehow better even though learning French in Ireland would offer very limited benefits. Hope you kept up the interest and learned some Irish/Gaeilge along the way.
Conor O'Reilly
Conor O'Reilly 3 yıl önce
I've been learning Irish again for the last 2 years, as have a lot of other people. I think attitudes to Irish are changing so hopefully it won't be endangered for much longer
Rishi Nair
Rishi Nair 3 yıl önce
Dear Celtic, Goidelic Languages: You all are so beautiful, rich as the hills with culture, literature, art, poetry. Your sight adds light and color to this world as the sky dons sun and moon. How much knowledge can you give? How many stories of the sea can tell? How many hearts can touch? You are as pure as the skies of this world and the world above. May your graces never leave us! Let this wish be heart-felt: that these languages be revived, if not for necessity, then for beauty of expression. My heart of culture cannot bear to have such languages lost!! May all forces of this great tree of languages rise up, be it of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Manx, or Cornish in origin. And may they feel the desire to not only keep these languages to themselves as identity, but to share it among the people of the world.
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
Celtic etymology comes from the verb cel(alb)-open, c(alb)'-that and el(alb) lighted, celt(alb)-blown, white people, Albions, Scottland until 1060 AD was called Albania, by the son of Brutton, the nephew of Eneas the King of Dardanians(Albanian tribe) in the war of Troy that moved North and created Great Brittain, read the poem of Virgil "ENEIDA"
Austin Carroll
Austin Carroll 2 yıl önce
I'm currently learning Irish, my ancestral language.
IMPRINT 2 yıl önce
My friends in north wales speak welsh all the time and many struggle with English in fact, in south wales welsh is still mostly seen as a school language but many of us do leave fluent its just that we won't be able to use our language in the wider world until more people become fluent which will happen over time
Houser Kat
Houser Kat 4 yıl önce
I am very pleased that the Celtic languages are still actually spoken. I think it is VERY important. My native tongue is English obviously but my ancestors/parents/grandparents etc are all from Celtic countries in the UK and Ireland. (Ie Wales, Scotland and Ireland). This is a great video 👍
Briley's Existence
Briley's Existence 3 yıl önce
I hope these languages make a BIG comeback, they are really interesting and it'd be sad to see them go
charlie 2 yıl önce
I can speak welsh and English fluently. I use it daily with some friends and my father. I also use it with my nain (grandmother). Also, it is the main language in school. I believe its existence is imperative to keep Wales’s history and culture.
izzyGO52 3 yıl önce
I'm from Wales and I learnt Welsh up until i was 16 as a second-language. Unfortunately at the time i thought it was a bit of a joke to learn Welsh since everywhere speaks English and where i grew up in Wales, English was more widely spoken (Pembrokeshire). My family is also half-English and neither of my parents speak Welsh (they only know some basics), so i never had reason to speak it outside of my Welsh class. However, looking back, i wish i had tried harder to really learn Welsh, because it's such an important part of our culture and Welsh identity which makes us distinct from English and England. It's so frustrating when foreigners think Wales is just another county in England and really makes Wales seem insignificant, but having a different language helps to set us apart. I can still read some Welsh and know basic phrases but I want to try and learn it again at some point in the future. Dw'in caru Cymru ~~
Hendrikus Isidora
Hendrikus Isidora 2 yıl önce
Try the app Duolingo....
izzyGO52 3 yıl önce
@Josiah Gagosian Have you learnt much about the Mabinogion and Arthurian legend? That's loads of Welsh folklore :D (though lots of countries claim King Arthur) In fact, I grew up on a street called Merlin's Hill, after Merlin the Wizard :D
Josiah Gagosian
Josiah Gagosian 3 yıl önce
Recently discovered I have some ancestors from Pembrokeshire...I was always fascinated with Celtic mythology, specifically that of Wales when I was a kid, but I didn't know I had Welsh ancestors until recently.
BIZEB 3 yıl önce
Thanks for the updated Irish samples. It sounds amazing, subtle and incredibly rich. I hope it survives long enough so that I can hear it live.
justcarcrazy 5 yıl önce
Don't let the Celtic languages die!
David Davies
David Davies 2 yıl önce
@ARX 351 - Unless they're willing to fund each nation in full, it's just not practical for them to adopt a standard rate because of their diverse economies and diverse government programmes. A misunderstanding of the EU is that it supposedly interferes with the internal affairs of each member state. People forget that it's representatives of those member states who agree to (or exclude themselves from) directives and regulations. They're already doing something about tax avoidance. A couple of years ago a new directive came into force where local tax authorities, such as HMRC, now had to collect taxes on sales in each member country on behalf of other member countries. So, for example, if a German company sells something in the UK, HMRC will now collect the taxes on those sales to give to the German tax authorities. And let's not forget the huge tax demand the EU slapped on Apple because of breaches of EU rules by Ireland in enticing Apple to set up shop over there.
ARX 351
ARX 351 2 yıl önce
@David Davies the problem is that sooner or later the EU is going to do something about tax avoidance, either by adding a "federal" tax on companies that have their hq on countries with tax rates lower than the average, or by requiring member states to adopt a "standard" rate.
David Davies
David Davies 2 yıl önce
@The Resistance - I remember the huge fight that went on during Thatcher's reign for recognition of the Welsh language as an official language of Wales. I never forgave the Welsh turncoat, Sir Wyn Roberts, for siding with his anti-Welsh colleagues in the Conservatives to vote the proposal down. At least he had the "grace" to look embarrassed and uncomfortable as he sold his country out. It was things like that which helped cause the Tories, who has developed a reputation under Thatcher of being English nationalists, to be wiped out for a time in Wales and Scotland. So you can imagine my shock when my area voted in a Tory at the last election ... and one that was bussed in from the south of England, no less. I don't care how popular Boris is, that was NOT okay.
David Davies
David Davies 2 yıl önce
@ARX 351 - What they've done is be very clever with how they entice large multinationals into the country. That's what appears to have kicked off their economic revival. I remember visiting Ireland a few times on day trips (I don't live far from the ferries). IIRC 3M had offices in Dun Laoghrie (spelling?). Since then, other companies like Apple have moved some of their European operations there even though it's on the fringes of Europe. The problem with agriculture is that it tends to be seasonal income. You can't run an entire economy on agriculture alone. That's Wales' weakness at the moment. Wales' economy is typically livestock farming and tourism.
ARX 351
ARX 351 2 yıl önce
@David Davies Irish economy is a bit too dependant in the tertiary sector, wich is odd, since Ireland has enough land for agriculture.
Just A German
Just A German 3 yıl önce
(Scottish) Gaelic is now available on duolingo
Andrew McCulloch
Andrew McCulloch Yıl önce
@rraine strictly speaking gu math sgoinneil means very brilliant but that’s not a particularly colloquial usage. Quite brilliant or really brilliant will do - sometimes it's not possible to make a like for like translation
Halt die Klappe
Halt die Klappe Yıl önce
@The King he said ‘yes, I’m also just a german’ referring to the original commenters name.
Findlay Robertson
Findlay Robertson 2 yıl önce
@Ze Cabreira yes, oder eher ja
Andrew Jennings
Andrew Jennings 2 yıl önce
@rraine thanks
rraine 2 yıl önce
@Andrew Jennings Almost. Gu math together means quite as opposed to good. Scottish Gaelic is quite brilliant.
Maciej Szymanski
Maciej Szymanski 3 yıl önce
I went to Aberyswyth for holiday and I was curious how Welsh sounds so I tried to overhear some young locals on the bus-stop. Unfortunately, it turned out they spoke... Polish!
Schtumpel Riltzchen
@α & Ω No to trzeba było się "odwdzięczyć" w delikatny sposób!
Andy H
Andy H 2 yıl önce
Aberystwyth is my town of birth.... it's a university town so a large majority of the population there are university students likely from other areas .. it's understandable english, polish etc are heard often... The local community speak a lot of Welsh though, I assure you :) .. \ Though the kids, just like anywhere really speak english as an everyday language i find.. sad really.
α & Ω
α & Ω 2 yıl önce
@Richard Riddell Thanx Man. Greetings from Poland!
Richard Riddell
Richard Riddell 2 yıl önce
α & Ω That’s really too bad, silly!
α & Ω
α & Ω 3 yıl önce
Bardzo dobrze, jakiś inny język, nie tylko ągielski. I was forced to speak o n l y in English to Polish co-workers behind the belt in UK factory. It was abusive to us.
marco brenni
marco brenni 2 yıl önce
They have to preserve these beautiful historical languages!
The Jinjaninja
The Jinjaninja 3 yıl önce
I am a native Irish speaker and learned both Irish and English at the same time growing up. Although I personally do not struggle with Irish in school, I have noticed that the majority of students dislike the subject as they find it difficult. This is largely due to the Irish course expecting fluency from all students which unfortunately simply isn’t true. While I believe that Irish should definitely be mandatory in schools, it should focus much more on learning the language, at least in primary school, than studying texts in Irish without knowing what you are saying.
Niall 22 gün önce
Has that not changed yet??? I Thought they were putting more emphasis on conversational Irish? Have they not learned anything? Are they not capable of change??
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
@Síofra Loughlin-Bestawros ev-13 halogroup, you talk only about tribes and families and nothing else, i'm talking about the forefathers of them, basques etymology, bask-together in albanian language
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
@Síofra Loughlin-Bestawros the greek language is technique literatury language the same as latin language, derived from illyrian-pelasgian language, greeks were illyrian tribe the same as celts, now you understand the connection, of greeks and celts, from the illyrian-pelasgian that direct descedants are the Albanians, open a book in your life
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
@Síofra Loughlin-Bestawros you are just a papagall nothing else, you don't know even who were greeks, don't etymology by internet, you make yourself seem stupid, there is no word in greek keltoi, nothin in greek, only in albanian, fron the verb cel-open, celt-opened colour, white, open a book in your life, not taking ready wrong information and history by internet
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
@Síofra Loughlin-Bestawros when you talk to me idiot, tell first the etymology of celt, you cann't etymology nothing in your languages, because everything comes from the pelasgian-sumerian language, the first language of the world, open a book in your life
Killme Lemmy
Killme Lemmy 3 yıl önce
Thank you so much for this very important and educational video. My grandmother spoke breton as a native language. I don’t speak it myself. But I want to learn it, and I’ll surely do.
Dert' Dert'
Dert' Dert' 2 yıl önce
Do it man, kentelioù noz (evening class) are very fun. :) You gonna learn a lot of things about your family way of speaking. (was my case. :) )
Don't mind me
Don't mind me 7 aylar önce
I live in South Wales and even though Wales strives to be a bilingual nation, there's still welsh people who dislike the language or are kind of against it. I find that a lot with my family, im the only one who tries to learn it and doesn't think its stupid compared to other languages such as French, German etc
Fable Faces
Fable Faces Yıl önce
This is a fabulous video. Very informative. So sad to see many endangered languages
Noah Einstein
Noah Einstein 4 yıl önce
There are villages in Switzerland that still require learning and speaking Romansch, a form of ancient Latin. Kids learn and speak only Romansch at home, but can learn modern Swiss languages in public school later. This preserves the ancient languages of the villages that predate Caesar and Christ.
David Guymon
David Guymon 10 aylar önce
For me I'm really sad to see these languages go extinct. I actually have a great deal of Celtic ancestry from all of those countries. I have several lines from Scotland and Ireland, and a great deal of Mannix and Welsh. I'd love to know how to speak these languages before they are gone. I hope someone somewhere is preserving these. It's sad to see so few people actually care to use them.
YouCensored 3 yıl önce
This has been extremely educational, thank you so much!
rob davies
rob davies 3 yıl önce
as a welsh speaker its part of my daily life, even here in London, I found it very interesting never realised the similarities with irish grammer, I would have loved more comparisons
Harry Cook
Harry Cook 3 yıl önce
I'm not Welsh but I do live in the UK (Newcastle). I've been teaching myself Welsh for the past few months or so, just on or off to see what it's like and it is really fun to learn! Speaking it is just so beautiful and fluid, it sounds like Elvish!
Matt C
Matt C 3 yıl önce
I think learning about the evolution of languages is really interesting because not only do you learn the unique ways cultures communicate and perceive their environment, you also naturally get a feel for the cultural exchange and history of these regions. Language is so fascinating!
Zach Baird
Zach Baird 3 yıl önce
Hello everybody! I wanted to leave a comment on this video to provide a little additional information I've picked up, really about history and learning these languages! As for history, I wanted to note that in Paul's map, it didn't show Scottish Gaelic ever having a load of influence in Scotland, existing alongside Scots and English at relatively equal levels. This is actually a common mistake: the truth is is that Scotland used to be an almost thoroughly Scottish Gaelic speaking kingdom from perhaps 800 AD through to 1300 AD (the only exception being the southernmost shires and counties which were ethnically English since the days of the Northumbrian kingdom). From 1300 to 1700 AD, there was more variety with English and Scots spreading, but Scottish Gaelic was very widely spoken, and Scotland during this time was an incredibly multilingual kingdom. It wasn't until the Highland Clearances and England placing a policy of anti-Gaelic culture that Scottish Gaelic began its period of alarming decline. Kids were faced with corporal punishment for speaking Scottish Gaelic in school - which wasn't removed until the recent centuries - and other things like bagpipes and kilts were banned. As for learning these languages, I recommend either Duolingo (which is free) or Mango Languages (which is not but allows users to learn endangered languages for free, which many of these are.) Duolingo has courses for Irish Gaelic, Welsh, and now Scottish Gaelic, and Mango has Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic AFAIK. If you're interested in playing a part in preserving these languages, do consider checking these apps out!
charles yanni
charles yanni 11 aylar önce
Thank you very much for making this video. Do you know if absolutely anything at all is known about pre-Roman continental Celtic in Spain? All I could find was library books that said that by the 3rd century BCE the people of Spain were using three runic alphabets. Also, the place name "Arse" which meant "head."
Patrick 3 yıl önce
Learning Irish in schools when I was smaller was always my least favorite subject but now that I have got an interest in linguistics Irish seems way more awesome especially for conlanging purposes. I do struggle with just learning vocabulary and for example in your Irish video I just thought that Irish words’ vowels were similar types because, well they just were, but with your explanation of broad and slender *consonants* it seemed much more intuitive.
Jesss Douglasss
Jesss Douglasss 2 yıl önce
I live in Wales and I speak Welsh every day with huge pride. Welsh is my mother tongue. I speak it at home with my parents and siblings. I speak it with my friends in and outside of school. My hope is to go to university to study through the medium of Welsh. I don’t feel my English is the best as I rarely speak it. However, I hear it all the time. I.e. the wider community, the media, tv, social media etc. It’s my privilege to speak Welsh and I feel, as many Welsh speakers do, it is my duty to look after it as so many generations of my family have despite all the obstacles they had to face. You might want to google ‘the Welsh Not’ as 1 example. Diolch yn fawr.
Kelsea Murray
Kelsea Murray 2 yıl önce
I wish this was me only with Scottish Gaelic.😔 Even in today's age of you tell someone (usually an elder in the lowlands) that you are learning Scottish Gaelic, they take the piss. Like I'm meant to be embarrassed of learning the language of the land. I would be elated if I was fluent, walked into a shop and we both just speak Scottish Gaelic
Charlotte Richards
Great video thanks! Very interesting! To answer your question yes I speak Welsh 😃 as you said the language is undergoing a revival thankfully, I feel very lucky to have been educated in Welsh especially coming from South Wales where there are less of us unfortunately! I speak Welsh at every opportunity I get when I’m with old school friends or my siblings for example, but common courtesy dictates that when there is one non Welsh speaker present we switch to English 🙂 but I love my language and am very proud to know it! I so hope it continues to grow 🙂
pongop 14 gün önce
Amazing video! I watched this previously, before I started learning Irish, and again now that I'm learning Irish. I think I will come back to this video again when I've learned more. Most of the Celtic languages are endangered and it is so important to keep them alive. I'm from the US and I want to become fluent in Gaeilge and do my part to keep the torch burning. Thank you for this video that brings awareness to the uniqueness and endangered status of Celtic languages. Shout out to everyone speaking their language, learning a language, or teaching a language!
Owen Knowles
Owen Knowles Yıl önce
I speak Welsh as a second language. Thank you for making this video. It seems like Welsh is being taught more thankfully. A large portion of schools in Wales, especially rural Wales, are Welsh schools, so Welsh speaking, Welsh writing etc.
Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo 10 aylar önce
Great video as usual, Paul! I just got a doubt, aren't Galician and Bable (Asturian) Celtic languages too?
Rosie Yıl önce
I'm not from Europe but I am highly fascinated by Celtic language and culture. I'd love to learn Scottish and Irish Gaelic.
Noah Tyler Pritchett
Gaelic is cool
Rániz Kán
Rániz Kán 3 yıl önce
As late as my message may seem, coming from 2019, I have recently purchased a textbook for Gàidhlig at Half-Price Books, and it does a very good job at teaching it. Although I think it lacks on teaching pronunciation, I definitely recomend it. It is called Teach Yourself Gaelic by Roderick Mackinnon, and Half-Price Books has a n excellent collection of lamguages books.
M Voss
M Voss 2 yıl önce
I'm just an American trying to learn Welsh because it's cool (and trying not to pronounce it with a southern accent lol)
Advick Prosankto
Advick Prosankto Yıl önce
@L DG help me !
L DG 2 yıl önce
Native Welsh speaker here willing to help keep my language alive
SuperMagnetizer 2 yıl önce
@DysgwchGymraeg Diolch eto ffrind!
SuperMagnetizer 2 yıl önce
@DysgwchGymraeg Dwi'n ddim yn siarad Cymraeg dda iawn. May I ask what your comment means? Diolch!
Cas P
Cas P 2 yıl önce
Fede Herrera Williams
Hi Paul, I'd like to add some info, while in Europe Welsh is declining here in Argentina that's not the case, you see in the last years in the Argentinian Province of Chubut the number of Welsh speakers is increasing and it's officialy considered as the second languge. The reasons of Welsh people in Chubut are several and started in XIX Century but the brif story is that the Argentinian Government needed to populate the region and some Welsh people wanted to scape from the English tyranny which forced them to change their langueage and costum. Actually now there are decendents who speak and teach the lenguage and it's even taught in public schools. I am so sorry to make you read my awful English! Blwyddyn newydd dda!
Nam 9 aylar önce
@klyana130 Iin Brazil we have something similar, the Pomeranian peoples live in some cities in the southeastern and southern regions of my country, there the children speak a language that is no longer spoken in Europe, Pomeranian, I think very similar with english (the only Germanic language that i studies). who already study) and has some very strong characteristics of the Germanic languages. It has instagram about this language, write on instagram "língua Pomerana". Sorry my english is to bed and i needed google translate.
Santiago Geffen
Santiago Geffen Yıl önce
@somrazy3 Argentina was built by immigrants.
Santiago Geffen
Santiago Geffen Yıl önce
@Roasted Turkey Argentina is a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures, especially of European origin. Argentina is home to one of the largest Armenian diaspora communities in the world, by the way.
Andy H
Andy H 2 yıl önce
I've met a few people from Patagonia and it was wonderful to learn they couldn't speak barely a word of english but could fluently speak Welsh.. and on a better level than a lot of Welsh people i know! .. I will correct you on your opening statement that welsh is declining though.. it's not, quite the opposite! Would love to come visit Gaiman and the welsh communities in Argentina one day, would be fantastic. Diolch.
Juani Delgado
Juani Delgado 2 yıl önce
@Langfocus actually in that province they're identified with whales ;) this is true tho
smileyface702 3 yıl önce
As an Irish speaker, it's fascinating to know the history and you did a good job with that and the visuals. I went to a language immersion primary school (gaelscoil) in northern Ireland. Even though I didn't speak it at home, I gained fluency in the language really easily this way. We weren't allowed to speak English in school and we learned everything through the medium of Irish from the age of 3 or 4. Everyone knows that you can learn languages the best < 10 years of age. It was natural - we used the language without formally understanding the grammar, the way one picks up English. That's the way it should be taught! It may not be 'useful' but it's a huge source of cultural pride and identity in the 6 counties and there are many Gaelscoils in the north, perhaps more common than in the south of Ireland!
grplans 3 yıl önce
Thank you for posting this interesting vlog. I was born in England to Welsh parents then moved to mainly English-speaking parts of Wales (the NE). My parents sometimes spoke Welsh to each other (and ocasionally to me) as I grew up. I also heard Welsh spoken often in the wider family, who live mainly in Welsh-speaking NW Wales. In those days Welsh did not have legal status in Wales but the Welsh Language Act was passed into law in 1968 giving Welsh better legal status. This status has been improved following devolution of Governmental powers from the UK Parliament in London to the Welsh Assembly (now called Welsh Government) at the end of the 20th century. When devolution powers were strengthened in 2011 to permit the Welsh Assembly to make its own primary statute laws the first legislation to be passed by the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff was the Welsh Language Measure 2011, which provides additional protection to the language. In NW Wales around 70% of residents speak Welsh as their first language. That proportion drops to around 40-50% in SW Wales and perhaps 10-15% in NE and SE Wales, although the absolute numbers of Welsh speakers may be higher in the east than in the west. This is because the eastern areas of Wales are more urbanised and have been subject to higher levels of in-migration by English-speakers from England and elsewhere. The Welsh language is crucial to the cultural identity of the people of Wales and to Wales as a constitutional entity, but the Welsh Government will have to go much further in ensuring promotion and usage of the language if Welsh is to survive in the long term. In part this is due to the level of out-migration of Welsh speakers seeking higher level education and employment (such as myself) and high levels of of in-migration to Wales from England. Most English people - even those with a good standard of education - are either completely unaware that Welsh is still spoken as a living language and that there is a distinctively different Welsh culture or unaware of the extent to which the language is spoken and to which the community culture and social values are different from those of urban England. In a period where the virtues of diversity and respect for other cultures are urged by those in Government the population of Britain as a whole should be properly educated regarding the long-established minority cultures extant within the UK. At the moment I find that the levels of ignorance regarding these cultures and languages in England are surprisingly high.
Desertime 2 yıl önce
Answer to the question of the day : I live in the western part of Brittany, France, where breton has been spoken from the 5th century onwards (side note : the eastern part of this region later spoke Gallo, a latin influenced language that is intelligible with french but not with breton) I started to learn it in Middle school, as my third language, but there was no teacher in high school to continue so I didn't speak it for three years and forgot most of it. I recently started to learn it again, this time on my own, and I'm hooked! I try to speak it as much as I can with my only remaining grandmother, who's fluent, and my father who speaks it pretty well. I use it more everyday This language is really valuable to me, as it is closely bonded with our past history of being farmers (my father is one as well). I sadly started too late to have a proper accent, but I am wishing to raise my future kids in breton as their native language, and they will be able to pick up the accent from my father To all of you living in such a celtic region, please learn the language, and don't listen to people saying it's a "peasant language" or whatever. No government will ever do much to maintain these languages, so it's our responsibility to do so! Mersi bras evit oh labour, hag enor d'ar Gelted!
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
This is the branch of Albanian language, the mother of all the I.E languages
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
Celtic etymology comes from the verb cel(alb)-open, c(alb)'-that and el(alb) lighted, celt(alb)-blown, white people, Albions, Scottland until 1060 AD was called Albania, by the son of Brutton, the nephew of Eneas the King of Dardanians(Albanian tribe) in the war of Troy that moved North and created Great Brittain, read the poem of Virgil "ENEIDA"
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
@Dert' Dert' whick language is what does it mean : Kalon vat dit evit da deskoni
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
@Dert' Dert' Celtic etymology comes from the verb cel(alb)-open, c(alb)'-that and el(alb) lighted, celt(alb)-blown, white people, Albions, Scottland until 1060 AD was called Albania, by the son of Brutton, the nephew of Eneas the King of Dardanians(Albanian tribe) in the war of Troy that moved North and created Great Brittain, read the poem of Virgil "ENEIDA"
Dert' Dert'
Dert' Dert' 2 yıl önce
rez ket bil, l'accent c'est un détail Kalon vat dit evit da deskoni.
Valderrama LaMay
Valderrama LaMay 2 yıl önce
I've been studying Gàidhlig for about a year now, after finding out that I am mostly of Scottish descent. Learning materials are sparse, and living in America makes it more challenging to learn, but I find it incredibly valuable because it's one way for me to get in touch with my roots.
Siv M
Siv M 3 yıl önce
I love your videos. They are amazingly detailed and so interesting. I'm very much interested in all languages and would have loved to be able to speak a Celtic language like Welch or another.
moggsee with 2 Gs
moggsee with 2 Gs 3 yıl önce
I'm from a village in North Wales. Welsh was the first language I spoke as a small child, I only spoke a little English until I went to Nursery School. I was taught through the medium of Welsh throughout my education until I left school. In my area, my bilingualism allowed me many more job opportunities than my monoglot friends.
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
Celtic etymology comes from the verb cel(alb)-open, c(alb)'-that and el(alb) lighted, celt(alb)-blown, white people, Albions, Scottland until 1060 AD was called Albania, by the son of Brutton, the nephew of Eneas the King of Dardanians(Albanian tribe) in the war of Troy that moved North and created Great Brittain, read the poem of Virgil "ENEIDA"
j7ndominica0 3 yıl önce
I love celtic art and music elements of which have been part of fantasy stories and games. I'm surprised how few speakers there are, as I assumed that people with Irish accent had it because the spoke the other language.
Lady Jikas
Lady Jikas 2 yıl önce
You are an effective speaker, I am so glad I found your channel ♥️
Joseff C Cymro Cymraeg
Hi and thanks for such an interesting video. I subscribe to your channel but never realised you had done this. I am a Welsh speaker living in the south east (of Wales) which, over the last century was turned into an English speaking part of the country by changes in population due to migration with industry. Welsh was not allowed to be spoken in schools for a long time and its use was actively punished when teachers heard pupils speaking it in the school environment. There are quite a few videos on youtube about the « Welsh Not ». Slowly but surely, this decline is being turned around with more and more young people and adults learning it each year. The recent strategy from the Welsh Government aspires to increase every speakers to 1 million by 2050, esssentially, doubling this figure. We are nearlygetting there quickly as every year more Welsh medium schools open their doors across the country and greater investments are being made to get Welsh taught to adults in each county. I think the figure of 1million will be smashed. Also, I don’t know if somebody has already pointed out that there is an error in the ‘ar’ preposition description of the video. She = arni and they = arnynt. The presentation does’t match the running order of the preposition’s conjugation. Great video, so glad I found this. Joe ✌🏻
Aquarian Christianity
Amazing video, Paul! Again. I stop by occasionally to see some of your work. There are remnants of Celtic languages in the modern languages, such as Portuguese, French, Catalan, etc. In Portuguese there are also contractions of prepositions and "the," as in Italian as well. I'm FIRMLY convinced, both through ethnography and what you explained as features of these languages, that Proto-Celtic was Semitic!
RJ 2 aylar önce
This is a great video, thank you! I'm from Brittany, France. I heard some Breton growing up but unfortunately I didn't learn it and I regret! My grand parents were fluent, my parents don't speak it. I lived in the USA for many years and now I live in Mexico. I'm retired and now I finally have time, I bought a book to learn Breton and with what I can find on internet I will learn as much as I can :-) Breton will be my 6th language. I have no expectations to speak it well but I'll do my best!
SnazzyLlama 3 yıl önce
Hello, Welsh person here, i've always been taught it as a second language in school which I'm glad about because it's a part of the welsh culture. It's a shame though that a lot of the older generation in Wales were forbidden to speak welsh in school :(
Mike Rope
Mike Rope 2 yıl önce
@Celtic Revival / Adfywiad Celtaidd you're right. Until Y Sennedd has the full ability to amend its own laws, it's still largely beholden to the English parliament's whim. We could still choose to have a persisting military union with England because that works well, but other lawmaking should be fully devolved, imho.
RobBCactive 3 yıl önce
A fact of my mother's education and opportunities was that good English was required so I have some sympathy with "immersion" in school, she achieved unusually for her village a place in medical school at Birmingham and thus integrated fully into English, losing her accent. That's a reality of minority languages, people don't find the career opportunities and now the surving Welsh first members of my family, don't encourage me to tackle Welsh as they can see that German & Spanish with native English is the practical choice.
Richard Hindley
Richard Hindley 2 yıl önce
Thanks for another great video! I have a Scottish heritage, I grew up near North Wales and went there every year on holiday as a kid, my son-in-law is a native Welsh speaker and I have an Irish wife. So I love the Celtic languages. Weirdly there's also a Welsh speaking community in Patagonia. Go figure, as the Americans say!
Tukoz Aki
Tukoz Aki 3 yıl önce
I do love to learn thanks to your expertise in linguistic. Now for the purely historical part, there's been a lot of discoveries since the 1990s about where and when the Celtic languages first formed itself. You may get some insight about these from e.g. Barry Cunliffe. Please keep it on / continuez SVP !
Welsh Wizzard
Welsh Wizzard Yıl önce
In many areas especially of North Wales, Welsh is used everywhere regularly on a daily basis, many find it easier to speak in welsh than English , it’s part of the culture, history and daily lives
Piraeus Travel
Piraeus Travel Yıl önce
Celtic etymology comes from the verb cel(alb)-open, c(alb)'-that and el(alb) lighted, celt(alb)-blown, white people, Albions, Scottland until 1060 AD was called Albania, by the son of Brutton, the nephew of Eneas the King of Dardanians(Albanian tribe) in the war of Troy that moved North and created Great Brittain, read the poem of Virgil "ENEIDA"
Christian Arrington
I know as an American I may receive an eye roll, but I have always wanted to be closer to my ancestral culture specifically through language. I learned German because of my father's family heritage and now I wish it were more accessible to learn Irish Gaelic. My 5 month old daughter is named Saoirse Aoidh. I did all the research I could but I could not figure out if I was spelling the middle name correctly in reference to her first being that her middle name is my mother's family surname(MacAoidh). For the record I do pronounce her name correctly which was confirmed by a native speaker. To me though I feel like if a native speaker read her name Saoirse(freedom) Aoidh(fire) it might come across incorrectly much like tattoos that aren't translated properly.
steph 2 yıl önce
Welsh would be really fun to learn. But I just perfected(mostly) my English within the last two years and that was incredibly hard for me to learn. Welsh seems almost impossible but I would like to give it a go!
Tim Hawthorn
Tim Hawthorn 2 yıl önce
May I suggest doing a separate one for Welsh, possibly with reference to Cornish and Breton. The Brythonic branch is very different from Gaelic in many ways, whilst maintaining initial consonant mutation and fun stuff like that!
Tioram McDonough
Tioram McDonough 2 yıl önce
I'm just starting to learn Scottish Gaelic as I was born there and want to live there when I can afford to move out of home. I'm very proud of being Scottish and seeing as I can already speak Spanish (which I don't have too many times to) I guess I should learn Gaelic too
Youenn Yıl önce
Breton is my mothertongue , it was more used than French in my first years , in the fifties and sixties , but people spoke rather French with me so I learned more to understand than speak , then I had to leave my countryside , but was still interested in improving my Breton . I like to listen to music , gwerzhiou especially ( about sad events) and sing them too , now I meet with elderly people trying to improve their Breton , in Normandy . Thanks for that fine English of yours , it is a great help !
JotunVali 5 yıl önce
Hey! I'm from Brittany (Bretagne in French). Very true, even my grandparents don't speak Breton for the simple reason they were forbidden to do so ever since school. It was considered as a "dirty" or "peasant" language. Plus, French Republic has always shitted on regional languages since the Revolution, because "the only language of the Republic is French"! Yeah, the Declaration of Men's Rights quickly was thrown to the trash. All of my family is from Brittany yet (as far as I know) only one cousin of mine speaks it. We now have Diwan schools, bilingual road signs and regional TV&radio channels but everyone speaks in French.
Gabriel Hanssens
Gabriel Hanssens 3 yıl önce
I'm belgian so learning breton is far less a necessity than an interest for but I just figured out a few years ago that the TV channels I've watched my entire life (TV breizh) was breton (which is painfully obvious if you know that breizh is Brittany in breton -. -) and that it used to broadcast programs in Breton for a long time but now absolutely everything other than the name is in French
Thomas Julien
Thomas Julien 3 yıl önce
Dies é de ziskein breton hon tadeu
Alan-in-Bama 3 yıl önce
Sam .... I'm from Alabama (USA) - I've been tracing my ancestry mostly on my father's side, But I do know my mother's family was originally from your country, 'Wales' or Cymru. Her maiden name is Marsh. Just curious - would you happen to know of any people there with the surname Marsh....or something similar?
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Even today a lot of ppl are contemptuous towards minority languages..... I remember having a conversation with a guy from Brittany and when I asked him if he spoke some Breton his response was : "Non dis !! C'est une langue d'ivrognes !!" I was quite shocked. I thought this kind of attitude had died off and that everyone undestood by now the importance of keeping these languages alive. Thousands of languages world wide are on the brink of extiction. What a loss......:(
Guillem B
Guillem B 3 yıl önce
Aras People who impose their language and ban other languages are linguistic genocides
Cedri Williams
Cedri Williams 2 yıl önce
I just learnt about the great vowel shift; English used to sound a lot more like Welsh, up until about 16th/17th century. It helps explain (at least to me) why some English words don't sound the way they're spelt.
Mike Krakowitz
Mike Krakowitz Yıl önce
I’ve been taught Cornish by my family and I’m fairly conversational and now Ik why I can’t understand Irish but welsh seems to make sense
Noblebird02 Yıl önce
I would love to learn more about Contintental Celtic languages.
Theresa Rauchberger
Theresa Rauchberger 2 yıl önce
I wish more of TRvid was like your channel. Absolutely essential today for humans to understand our commonalities
Imladris 4 yıl önce
I am a native Welsh speaker from North Wales. All of my family and most of my local community speak Welsh. I find it very valuable to speak Welsh because it's a vital part of my life, the community I live in and the history of Wales. "Cenedl heb iaith yw cenedl heb galon" (A nation without a launguage is a nation without a heart). I very much hope the Welsh language survives and thrives in the years to come and that we'll meet the goal of a million Welsh seakers by 2050 set out by the Welsh government.
Bepis Yıl önce
@SuperMagnetizer mae’n wych i weld rhywun o gwlad arall yn dysgu ein iaith, syd mae’n mynd ar ol blwyddyn?
Daki Yıl önce
@Alaws' Art Life ik it's on duolingo but it's not very good and I've never heard of the others Norwegian is a really cool language
Alaws' Art Life
Alaws' Art Life Yıl önce
@Daki it’s available on duolingo and SaysomethinginWelsh, Norwegian sounds interesting! I would love to hear someone speak Norwegian
Daki Yıl önce
My two favorite languages are Norwegian and Welsh however I couldn't learn Welsh very well cause there are not many good rescources
Patrick Mahany
Patrick Mahany 2 yıl önce
Desertime Thanks for the insight man. Maybe because I live America I don’t really understand how having different languages effects your culture idk.
Gremlin Tatua
Gremlin Tatua 3 yıl önce
I was brought up with Scottish Gaelic as my first language at home English is my second language but now days I really hardly have the chance to speak Gaelic I am trying to pass it on to my son so he can carry on my ancestral language.
mizofan 3 yıl önce
Thank you for this- very good, well done. That is a rare compliment; there has been a lot of misinformation or misunderstandings by the English (who have changed/ appropriated the meaning of British, and often don't like to see themselves as Germanic invaders rather than ancient natives). Most don't know or can't imagine ancient Welsh/Brythonic having been prevalent in modern "England" (considered the lost land by the Welsh). I recently saw an English TV programme in which the presenter spoke of the Welsh and English facing off across the Bristol channel since Roman times. The figure of Arthur and the legends have been appropriated as English; I have not seen a Welsh actor portraying Arthur on the English screen. Coming from Wales, I was glad to live for a while in an area of Brittany with a (part) Welsh name- Cotes d'Armor (ar mor); and in a village beginning with the common Welsh "pen". I was also interested to find an ancient Celtic village in Galicia, Spain by the border with Portugal; i was brought up in the understanding that the ancient Welsh/Britons originated from North Spain, and accounting for many Welsh having quite dark hair and swarthy complexions. The Welsh-Breton-Cornish link- with the Brythonic ancestors, yes- is more familiar. Not forgetting current Welsh links with the descendants of the colony in Patagonia founded by Michael Jones in the 19th century. Welsh was systematically suppressed (e.g the Welsh Not) and was not taught in my childhood school by the border in the 1960s; thanks to brave efforts it is taught now through Wales and generally appreciated as a sign of Welsh identity, though for too long there was a political rift (still to be resolved) as well as cultural separation between industrial Anglophone South Wales and Welsh speaking areas. A problem for the language is that it is rarely spoken out of school among learners rather than native 1st language speakers, so Welsh is still at risk as English continues to dominate and with many incomers. Certain Western parts of Wales are the stronghold of the language, but various coastal resorts (in particular) attract English buyers. The future is uncertain and will need commitment.
shauci Yıl önce
From your another video that talks about similarities between Semitic and Celtic languages and this video I see a lot of similarities For example in this video: 1. VSO word order 2. The combination of prepositions and personal pronouns 3. Some nouns like the word “koch” which means a house in Celtic while in Arabic the word “Koch” “كوخ" means a “hut”. A house and a hut are pretty much close aren’t they? 3.the suffixes (in the endings) of a verb: A.the suffix of 1st person plural us is och and in Semitic it’s kh or k B. The feminine suffix end with n or t which is pretty the same in Semitic languages C. Also the rest are similar Alongside with the video that Paul made I think this subject really deserves researching Thank you Paul I really appreciate your work you are doing a great effort by making the whole word opens it’s eyes to things that he didn’t care much about it Really appreciate it 👍❤️
sifridbassoon 3 yıl önce
Ioan Gruffudd (an actor in the Fantastic Four movies as well as Titanic) is Welsh, and there are some old videos here on TRvid showing him (very young) appearing in a TV series in Welsh.
Adam Ben-Shimon
Adam Ben-Shimon 4 yıl önce
The loss of these languages is similar to the loss of some Native American Languages. It's sad when a language dies.
Jackal Nerf
Jackal Nerf 2 yıl önce
@Galwegian Yeah, all of these languages were persecuted, that's the worst part for me and why I speak Scots Gaelic.
Galwegian 2 yıl önce
well irish was straight up killed but its natural normally
Idir Mecerhed
Idir Mecerhed 2 yıl önce
Excellent video ! I hope some day you would organise one about the berbers languages that's would be really great given the circumstances that it's a large family of languages in north africa and it's still marginalised
Douglas Snell
Douglas Snell 2 yıl önce
After centuries of active oppression by English monoglotism, I am delighted to be able to watch the 21st century revival of Scottish Gaelic, once the language of my birthplace. There are now, mainly thanks to Duolingo, many more learners than there are native speakers. Chan eil ach beagan Gàidhlig agam fhathast, ach tha mi ag ionnsachadh!
ifan webb
ifan webb 2 yıl önce
I am from wales and when i think about it i dont actually speek that much english. I hope all celtic nations get their independance soon. Yma o hyd
Joe Quinn
Joe Quinn 3 yıl önce
Irish and Scots Gaelic are VERY similar and there is MUCH more than "limited intelligibility" between them.
tall occasion
tall occasion 2 yıl önce
@kate tá d'ainm an-bhreá.
kate 2 yıl önce
And Manx
naama Shang
naama Shang 2 yıl önce
Joe Quinn it really does depend on the dialects. The northern dialects of Irish are much more intelligible to Scottish Gaelic speakers than the Southern dialects of Irish.
Ron Charles
Ron Charles 6 yıl önce
In order to be fair, I always have to resist clicking on the "Like-Thumbs Up" button when I start watching one of Langfocus' videos. It never makes a difference because I always click that button at the end of each video. This is another well-researched and well-conveyed film piece, and I will be sending a link to it out to my friends who are interested in languages and culture.
Keith Mcdonagh
Keith Mcdonagh 6 yıl önce
you dont pronounce the g ogham
Langfocus 6 yıl önce
+Ron Charles Thank you, Ron! I'm happy to earn your thumbs up! :)
Coleman Cherry
Coleman Cherry 2 yıl önce
I was actually almost fluent in scottish gaelic at one point in time and was learning welsh and thank you for your good videos keep it up
泰国靓仔 2 aylar önce
Preposition inflection can also be found in Navajo. So please make a video about Navajo too if possible 😊
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