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Travels in an Old Tongue Touring the World Speaking Welsh The idiosyncratic and witty travelogue of a young Welsh speaking woman who travels the globe in search of Welsh communities

  • Title: Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh
  • Author: Pamela Petro
  • ISBN: 9780006550105
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh By Pamela Petro, The idiosyncratic and witty travelogue of a young Welsh speaking woman who travels the globe in search of Welsh communities.

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    1. Readable from the beginning it drew me in The author decides that her Welsh language skills will be better improved by total immersion, no fallback to English likely in different countries, where Welsh speakers have language associations and whose other language differs In one country they might speak Spanish, Japanese in another, but she visits the Welsh speakers and soon finds the improvements needed, and works on them, having little choice It s told with humour and insight which an outsider, [...]

    2. This book grew on me and I suspect I will remember it for awhile This is a true example of someone following their passion even when it makes no rational sense and in the end coming up with some valuable insights into diaspora, language and national identity It also functions as an entertaining armchair traveler read with an impressive number of diverse countries visited The Japan section might be my favorite just because it showed how Japanese culture has a fascination and repulsion of the fore [...]

    3. You are not going to learn any Welsh even a little bit from this book As a travelogue, it is somewhat limited the author talks about being hosted by Welsh speakers in various countries, and time after time neither host nor guest is able to muster than a few words of Welsh anyway But the Patagonian section at the end somewhat redeems the book The very landscape seems to have overwhelmed the author into a level of inspired gloom and hopelessness that feels, for the first time, meaningful and not [...]

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