Monday, 2 June 2014

Welsh English words - a blend of two languages!

Although Welsh stands pretty strong as a language in it's own right, there are many, many borrowed words in the modern Welsh language. The spelling often looks very different to the English spelling, but when you say the word, all becomes clear!

Here are a few of my favourites!
  • fan > van
  • marmalรขd > marmalade
  • trowsus > trousers
  • coffi > coffee
  • cwestiwn > question
  • plismon > policeman
  • beic > bicycle
  • sgarff > scarf
  • ffrog > frock/dress
I'll be adding to this list so keep checking back for updates! Have you got any more to suggest? Let me know in the comments!

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