Wikijunior:Languages/Welsh

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What writing system(s) does this language use?[edit]

Welsh uses the Roman (English) alphabet, with the letters J, K, Q, V, X, and Z removed. Welsh adds the "letters" CH, DD, FF, NG, LL, PH, RH, and TH. Welsh also adds the circumflex (^) to mark a long vowel. Therefore, Welsh has this 35-letter alphabet:

Upper case A Â B C Ch D Dd E Ê F Ff G H I Î K L Ll M N O Ô P Ph R Rh S T Th U Û W Ŵ Y Ŷ
Lower case a â b c ch d dd e ê f ff g ng h i î k l ll m n o ô p ph r rh s t th u û w ŵ y ŷ

How many people speak this language?[edit]

About 750,000 people speak Welsh.

Where is this language spoken?[edit]

Welsh is mainly spoken in Wales, one of the four constituent nations of the United Kingdom (click here to learn about the United Kingdom). It is also spoken in England and Argentina.

What is the history of this language?[edit]

Old Welsh was first spoken in the 6th century.

Who are some famous authors or poets in this language?[edit]

What are some basic words in this language that I can learn?[edit]

What is a simple song/poem/story that I can learn in this language?[edit]