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Mihangel 
Posted: 08-Dec-2005, 01:36 AM
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I so agree with you about the hymn Calon Lan. It is truly inspiring. I do remember listening to that sung with so much fervour in the Chapel many times. I have heard it several times and at the moment I have it on CD by Katherine Jenkins.

I agree with the rolled "r" sound and some of my teachers will roll it with great emphasis but others just twill the sound which I find I can manage.

Unfortuately my English education damaged any ability of me to pronounce the "R" in the word ruler for example without a distinct inflexion and I just cannot change it, but in speaking Welsh (or attempting to) there are no problems.

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Posted: 08-Dec-2005, 08:45 AM
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I in fact say dwd and sometimes dd, and with gwneud, i vary from gnd to nd!

I was delighted to hear that your daughter's singing Hen Wlad! I am almost reduced to tears when I hear Hen Wlad.
Did you use my syllabic structure of Hen Wlad or was that too hard?

I cannot sing, so I tend to mouth the words because I do not want to ruin our graceful national hymn (which is actually sung in churches in Wales as a hymn), but I am considering singing lessons just so I can proudly express my love for my homeland!!!!



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Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf im gwlad
Tra mr yn fur
I'r bur hoff bau
O bydded ir heniaith barhau
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Posted: 08-Dec-2005, 09:50 AM
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Children are just amazing in their ability in picking up languages. I wish I had their sponge-like brain! I did use the syllabic structure. Now I sing in that way all the time. When my son plays Hen Wlad, I start singin no matter what I'm doing! Never mind my shaky voice!

OK, I'll work on Calon Lan next. I know the hardship of rolled r's. I couldn't do it at all but I think I can do better now (not completely of course.) So with practice maybe we can all improve.

It'll be great if you could take singing lessons along with your piano lessons.


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Posted: 09-Dec-2005, 12:10 AM
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The program I purchased from Lingua Shop Teach me Welsh has a vocab section which gives you a word and the audio will pronounce the word in Welsh for you
so you can hear the different inflections used in the Welsh language, there is also a section where you can speak into a mic and it will tell you if you are pronouncing the word correctly. I would recommend it to all Welsh learners. It is an inexpensive program for under $100 walkman.gif And the speakers are all welsh so it is pure Welsh you hear.


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Posted: 09-Dec-2005, 09:56 AM
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This is the program I want very much but it doesn't work with MAC (unless you buy an expensive 'thingy' to make it conpatible.) sad.gif
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Posted: 23-Dec-2005, 12:46 PM
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Gyda llaw, ydy'n wir bod Emyn Cenedlaethol Llydaw yn gyfieithiad uniongyrchol Hen Wlad o Gymraeg i Lydaweg?
By the way, is it true that the Breton National Hymn is a direct translation of Hen Wlad from Welsh to Breton?

Dw i'n sicr bod yn wir.
I'm sure it's true.
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Posted: 27-Dec-2005, 11:24 AM
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Same tune Siarls, don't know about the lyrics


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Fy nghalon ydyw hi
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Posted: 24-Feb-2006, 08:19 PM
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Apparently, yes, the Breton National Anthem is just Mae Hen Wlad in Breton... http://david.national-anthems.net/bri.htm

Today in lit class, we were asked to write a poem we know off by heart, thinking I was being smart, I wrote Hen Wlad to the disappointment of the lecturer. She was expecting something more academic than the most common poem of all.
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Cyfareddol! To hear Hen Wlad as another country's anthem!
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Posted: 26-Feb-2006, 08:55 AM
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Mae Cymru'n ysbrydoli'r byd Celtaidd!! biggrin.gif
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Posted: 09-Apr-2006, 10:38 PM
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You've got to listen to Bryn Terfel delves into the history and power of Land of My Fathers. The siging sent chill down my spine!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/pip/r7fgt/
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Posted: 10-Apr-2006, 08:13 PM
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Diolch yn fawr ar gyfer fi ir BBC rhaglen ar Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau. Mae wedi yn gywir rhyfeddol.
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Thank you so much for alerting me to the BBC programme on Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau. Truly wonderful.
So much emotion!
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Posted: 28-Feb-2007, 05:11 PM
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I found this site:
http://david.national-anthems.net/wal.htm

The sheet music is very simple though - I'm approaching Grade 4 in piano now.
I have been practising ready for St. David's Day.
Is the sheet music you bought for your son to play as simple as this, Gwen?

There is this site about the anthem - BBC is always a brilliant source, its sections on Welsh History are amazing too:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/music/sites/anthem/

You have to go to this site to hear the first ever recording of Hen Wlad and the first ever record in the Welsh Language:
http://www.llgc.org.uk/drych/drych_s044.htm

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Just beautiful.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=SlAySr3rjcw&...feature=related

The music I mean, the team are just scary!

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