Working Welsh offers a new approach to building up and consolidating learners’ fluency and confidence, focusing on the mechanics - the words and phrases that build and drive sentences and make them fit together.
200 Welsh words and phrases are listed alphabetically, explained in clear and accessible language, and given ample exemplification to illustrate their meaning and use. All instances of mutation are marked with the usual typographic signs, and cross-references are given throughout to related entries. Grammatical appendices and an English index round off the manual.
Working Welsh is an innovative resource for post-beginner students wishing to explore and master the principal discourse-drivers in modern spoken and standard Welsh.
'This volume is a welcome addition to the literature and guides on language learning. It contains information on 200 very apposite words and short phrases which are very clearly explained, often giving both a North and a South Wales variant. The author is careful not to pass judgement on which version is superior or preferable for the advanced learner. In many of the 200 chosen examples, where confusion may reign, the author has skilfully anticipated the learner’s concerns and covered in sufficient detail the types of mistakes or tendencies which characterise any attempt at getting to grips with the details of a new language.'
Professor Colin H. Williams, Cardiff University
List of entries
Alphabetical entries 1-200
appendix 1 - that-clauses
appendix 2 - i-clauses
appendix 3 - mutations
appendix 4 - endings