Ahh, Radio Cymru is a real boon to those who are trying to learn the language ..... in particular listen to the news. It IS hard to listen to and pick up what they're saying though, if you're a learner, so be warned! North Welsh strangles their sounds, and besides all that, it's not much good learning Welsh at a formal level (if you want to speak Welsh to Welsh speakers or understand a word they're saying) because SO much of it is truncated and abbreviated.
A basic and not-so-bad example is "Beth wyt ti isio rwan" (What do you want now?) ..... I never say it like that! Sheesh I'd get funny looks. Instead, say "Be' ti'sio 'wan?" and you'll be understood. And that's how a lot of people seem to speak on Radio Cymru, not to mention they ARE speaking faster than normal due to limited space/time on breaks between shows etc. I have less problem with the North Welsh because that is entirely what I've learned and where I live, how I speak Welsh, etc!!!! It's the South Welsh that get me tickled and befuddled from time to time.
The more you learn and listen btw ... the more you pick up. It is a skill!
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