- How are the Welsh different from the English?
- Why Scots are called jocks?
- What does Mun mean Welsh?
- What is a Popty Ping?
- What country is a Welsh person from?
- Why is Wales called God’s country?
- How do you say LL in Welsh?
- What does Yaki dah mean in Welsh?
- What does yer bum’s oot the Windae mean?
- How do you say microwave in Welsh?
- What does Plas in Welsh mean?
- What do the Scottish call the English?
- What does LLAN mean Welsh?
- What are the Welsh famous for?
- What do the Scots call a baby?
- What is the Welsh word for England?
- What is Wales often called and why?
- Why is Wales not on the union flag?
- Is Wales a poor country?
- Why Wales is not a country?
- What does Betws y Coed mean in Welsh?
How are the Welsh different from the English?
The Welsh language is in the Celtic language group, whereas English is in the West Germanic group; consequently the English language is further from the Welsh language in both vocabulary and grammar than from a number of European languages, such as Dutch, for example..
Why Scots are called jocks?
Jock is a Scottish diminutive form of the forename “John”; it corresponds to Jack in England and Wales. It is also a nickname for someone of Scottish origin. It is also the collective names of or Scottish soldiers.
What does Mun mean Welsh?
Mun – A word that doesn’t actually mean anything, it’s simply used to add emphasis to whatever it is that you’re saying. Example: “Alright mun, I said I was sorry.”
What is a Popty Ping?
What’s the Welsh for microwave? It’s not really popty-ping, if that’s what you’re getting at. [Popty means ‘oven’, so it’s an oven that goes ping. It’s a joke.] The proper name is microdon – the don bit means ‘wave’.
What country is a Welsh person from?
WalesThe Welsh (Welsh: Cymry) are a Celtic nation and ethnic group native to Wales. “Welsh people” applies to those who were born in Wales (Welsh: Cymru) and to those who have Welsh ancestry, perceiving themselves or being perceived as sharing a cultural heritage and shared ancestral origins.
Why is Wales called God’s country?
Wales. They say that Wales is ‘God’s country’. In the book of Genesis “God” built the earth in six days and rested on the seventh, but legend has it that on the eighth He put the best parts of the earth into this little country called Wales.
How do you say LL in Welsh?
Our ‘f’ sound is represented by FF in Welsh. LL is a real peach of a sound, but it’s not all that hard to say. Just put your tongue in the position you would for an L, and blow hard.
What does Yaki dah mean in Welsh?
Welsh. Used to express good wishes before drinking. ‘The Welsh toast ‘Iechyd da’ meaning ‘Good Health’ takes on a new meaning for cider drinkers, as scientists now say that cider could have health benefits.
What does yer bum’s oot the Windae mean?
bum is out the window“Yer bum’s oot the windae” (Your bum is out the window) – You’re literally talking rubbish.
How do you say microwave in Welsh?
FFWRN MEICRODON (Foo-rhn May-kro-don) The Welsh word for microwave is “meicrodon” – “meicro” being Welsh for micro, and “don”, the mutated word for ton (tohn), literally means wave. And “ffwrn” just means oven. I know.
What does Plas in Welsh mean?
PLAS, a hall or mansion. PONT (or BONT), a bridge. PORTH (or BORTH), a port or gate.
What do the Scottish call the English?
Scottish Gaelic: Sasannach, in older literature Sacsannach / Sagsananch; the language is Beurla. Sassenach is still used by Scottish speakers of English and Scots to refer to English people, mostly negatively.
What does LLAN mean Welsh?
Even now the names of many places in Wales begin with Llan. It means “Church” – or, rather, the enclosed land around the church where Christian converts had settled – and, as far as town or church names are concerned, is often combined with the name of an individual.
What are the Welsh famous for?
Wales; famous for its rugged coastline, mountainous National Parks and not forgetting the Celtic Welsh language. It’s a pretty cool country to live in or to visit. Firstly, not only does it have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the Welsh people are known as one of the friendliest.
What do the Scots call a baby?
BairnBairn is a Scots, Scottish English, and Northern English term for a child. It originated in Old English as “bearn”, becoming chiefly Scottish c.
What is the Welsh word for England?
LloegrThe modern form of the word is Lloegr (pronounced [ˈɬɔɨɡr̩] or [ˈɬɔiɡr̩]) and it has become generalised through the passage of time to become the Welsh word for “England” as a whole, and not restricted to its original, smaller extent.
What is Wales often called and why?
The words “Wales” and “Welsh” come from the Anglo-Saxon use of the term “wealas” to describe (among other things) the people of Britain who spoke Brittonic – a Celtic language used throughout Britain which later developed into Welsh, Cornish, Breton and other languages.
Why is Wales not on the union flag?
The Welsh dragon does not appear on the Union Flag. This is because when the first Union Flag was created in 1606, the Principality of Wales by that time was already united with England and was no longer a separate principality. The Union Flag was originally a Royal flag.
Is Wales a poor country?
Poverty in Wales isn’t about drought, war or starvation – as it can be in developing countries – but it’s every bit as real. Almost one in four people in Wales lives in poverty which means they get less than 60% of the average wage. That is about 700,000 of our fellow citizens.
Why Wales is not a country?
The governments of the United Kingdom and of Wales almost invariably define Wales as a country. The Welsh Government says: “Wales is not a Principality. Although we are joined with England by land, and we are part of Great Britain, Wales is a country in its own right.”
What does Betws y Coed mean in Welsh?
Betws-y-Coed translated means “prayerhouse-in-the-woods” and is thought to refer to 14th Century St. Michael’s Church where the yew trees are around five centuries old.