The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 gave the Welsh language official status in Wales, making it the only language that is de jure official in any part of the United Kingdom, with English being de facto official. The Welsh language, along with English, is also a de jure official language of the National Assembly for Wales.
Welsh (Cymraeg) Welsh is a Celtic language spoken in Wales (Cymru) by about 740,000 people, and in the Welsh colony (y Wladfa) in Patagonia, Argentina (yr Ariannin) by several hundred people.There are also Welsh speakers in England (Lloegr), Scotland (yr Alban), Canada, the USA (yr Unol Daleithiau), Australia (Awstralia) and New Zealand (Seland Newydd).
Welsh language, member of the Brythonic group of the Celtic languages, spoken in Wales. Modern Welsh, like English, makes very little use of inflectional endings; British, the Brythonic language from which Welsh is descended, was, however, an inflecting language like Latin, with word endings m
The Welsh Language Act 1993 put the Welsh language on an equal footing with the English language in Wales with regard to the public sector. The Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542 had made English the only language of the law courts and other aspects of public administration in Wales.
Welsh began to emerge as a distinctive language sometime between 400 and 700 AD – early Welsh poetry survives from this period. Over the following centuries, Welsh flourished and became the language of culture, law and everyday life. Welsh continued as an official language during the early Middle Ages, despite the Anglo-Norman conquest.
The Welsh Language Among the six thousand or so languages of the world the Welsh language is of an unusual but not rare type. Almost ninety percent of the languages of the world have sentence structures that are either Subject-Verb-Object like English or Subject-Object-Verb like Japanese. Welsh is one of the about nine percent which have the ...
'Work Welsh' is a new programme designed to support and deliver Welsh language training in the workplace.
Welsh Language Tribunal, promoting the Welsh language. Promoting the Welsh language. Local action resource pack. Welsh language regulation
The Welsh language is a Celtic language and the national language of Wales, a country that is part of the United Kingdom.In Welsh, it is known as Cymraeg, or yr iaith Gymraeg, which means "the Welsh language".. Welsh is still spoken throughout the region: around 21% of the people of Wales (about 600,000 people), as well as some people outside Wales, including those in nearby England, can...
The Welsh language developed gradually, though from the 14th Century onwards it has remained very similar to the Welsh written and spoken today. That is apart from the Norman/English words which have sneaked in, like flio for flying (whereas hedfan is ‘proper’ Welsh) or dreifio for driving (Gyrru in ‘proper’ Welsh).