Sunday, 28 November 2021

Iawn

 


I have little to talk about today.
Thanks why I’ve posted Madge & Bisket, who are on good form
I’m on my break and it’s almost three in the morning
The last word I uttered was iawn ? 
Which is the Welsh word for ok 
It was in question form and my patient nodded 
Iawn is pronounced similarly to down with emphasis on following the W 
My Welsh has improved over the last couple of years
I can watch the welsh tv soap Opera Poble y Cwm  without English subtitles and more or less understand what is going on .
Hundreds of Trees were felled here in North Wales last night in the storm
Particularly badly hit was Happy Valley in Llandudno
Just across the town from the hospice






26 comments:

  1. Lots of trees down a bit further east in my area; sad to see, but it's all a cycle of life and death. I'm doing my 3am Youtube rabbit hole thing x

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    1. Try tiktok it’s better when you are tired

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  2. I'd read your title as Lawn... Brain not quite awake or asleep at mo.
    How do you pronounce iawn?

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    1. Lol read the entry again, I’ve told you how to pronounce iawn

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    2. I had read it and tried the pronouncing it like 'down with the w' (sounds like hip hop group!) But the answer you have given to Barbara Anne also answers me😊

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  3. Barbara Anne4:52 am

    Grrrr! My comment disappeared when I clicked 'publish'.
    I also thought you were going to write something about your lawn, as in grass. Well done in your improvement in speaking and understanding Welsh! How is the 'i' pronounced in the word for okay?
    Sorry about the loss of so many trees. It happens, but it's still sad.
    Safe journey home!

    Hugs!

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  4. I have no idea what's going on in the video, but I sympathise about the storm damage. Even seeing TV footage is horrific.

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  5. Always wish I could speak more languages. I saw on tv the other day that they are teaching Cornish in schools in Cornwall again. Welsh is a lovely language to listen to - spoken or sung.

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  6. The Hay-on-Wye road was closed yesterday when we went into town, so I imagine that's fallen trees as plenty along that road. We didn't get it half so bad as you did, by the sound of things. Although the draught from our Victorian sash windows was sufficient to blow open the heavy wooden shutters pulled across them inside.

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  7. No storm damage here. The shed doors blew open and a few patio things have ended up further down the garden but that's all. I'd like to speak a little Welsh but there's not much call for it in Herts.

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  8. That was one powerful storm! Iawn.

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  9. I hope you are iawn, with the new antibiotics? I'm glad the storm has passed, and all is quiet again. xx

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  10. I had the most awful shock on Friday as I went to the loo and looked in the mirror-I was helping on a stall at a Christmas event-problem was I was regularly under the table as you do and I had my wig on and fun specs on-Not ok at all x

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  11. Not such a happy valley any more then. When writing future blogposts perhaps you should consider switching to Welsh instead of using the language of the imperialist English invaders.

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  12. There are several fallen trees in the famous Dark Hedges avenue in Northern Ireland (made famous by The Game of Thrones).

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  13. Madge and Bisket made me laugh. How could you not?

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  14. Surrounded by people, and at that hour, no one to talk to.

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  15. I remember my parents used to go to Happy Valley a lot when I was a child. Haven't heard of it since until reading this.

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  16. Yikes. You really got the brunt of the storm. We had gusty winds in London but nothing like that.

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  17. Congrats on speaking Welch. Having multiple languages is very beneficial. M&B are funny; their laughter lifts spirits. The storm hit hard. No doubt about it, nature prunes with a vengeance. I hope nobody got hurt.

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  18. You do pretty damn well for thinking you don't have much to say! I often think the same when I sit down in front of my laptop. But words come from somewhere, don't they, even when they don't seem to be much. Today I thought of titling my entry "Isn't This Really Just a Journal That Has Links and Readers Who Aren't Me?"

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  19. Glad you are ok.

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  20. John, glad you are safe 'n sound. These wild weather events of late are so frightening. Hopefully, your health will improve soon, and you've nothing to worry about. Meantime, take care. Hugs from the base of the mini-mountain in Maine.

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  21. Oh, I'm so sorry at the loss of all those trees.

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