I am studying Welsh and have been hoping that the Welsh speakers in the Order have posted some translations of the prayers, rituals, invocations, etcetera, but have found none. In my own search I just happened to stumble upon the Welsh website for the Gorsedd y Beirdd and found that they use the Druid Prayer as one of their opening prayers.
I thought I should post that for any other people interested in practicing Druidry in Welsh.
Dyro Dduw, dy nawdd;
ac yn nawdd nerth;
ac yn nerth,deall;
ac yn neall, gwybod;
ac yng ngwybod, gwybod y cyfiawn;
ac yng ngwybod y cyfiawn, ei garu;
ac o garu, caru pob hanfod;
ac ym mhob hanfod, caru Duw;
Duw a phob daioni.http://www.gorsedd.org/hanes.php
Dduw is a soft mutation for "Duw" which means God (the Christian one since it is capitalized). If you have made any changes to the English version presented in Gwers I with respect to the "God/Goddess/Spirit" part, all you'll really need to change is that one word at the beginning and in the last two lines.
Since they mutated the first Duw --> Dduw, remember to mutate your substituted word with the soft mutation (treiglad meddal):
P > B
T > D
C > G
B > F
D > Dd
G > omitted
Ll > L
M > F
Rh > R
For specifics on Welsh pronunciation I recommend any interested learners to check out the FREE BBC Big Welsh Challenge video course at:http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learnwelsh/b ... challenge/
The information is in the "Helpful Notes" section under any of the lessons.
If you're interested in learning to speak Welsh, I recommend that you forgo the Big Welsh Challenge video course and instead try the "Say Something In Welsh Audio Course". This course also provides both dialects: North and South and it focuses on using Welsh and speaking it, rather than memorizing words and translations. Trust me, you'll get much further and feel more confident with this than the BBC course.http://www.saysomethinginwelsh.com/home/
Hope this helps you all.
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