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 Post subject: Re: Another New Year
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Many thanks, Ed, for that inventive and most attractive greeting.

I do hope we can regain some of our momentum in the coming year. A small forum like ours needs a driving force to keep it lively, a commitment that I'm not in a position to give at the moment; but Nil Desperandum! Let's hope for a following wind in the new year. Greetings to all for 2015!

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 Post subject: Re: Another New Year
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A Prosperous and Peaceful 2015 to all members. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Another New Year
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As Ed, like me, is a resident of Wales, perhaps I should have added a New Year greeting in Welsh -

- Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

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 Post subject: Re: Another New Year
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Anna,

I bet you had to look that up! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Another New Year
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Not at all! My grandchildren are learning Welsh at school and take pleasure in teaching me Welsh expressions and correcting my pronounciation. I should have added 'Nadolig Llawen' to my Christmas greetings. (Look it up, Kester!)

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 Post subject: Re: Another New Year
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My apologies. :oops:

So is Welsh spoken, rather than English, or are they on an equal footing?

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 Post subject: Re: Another New Year
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The grandchildren have Welsh lessons in school and enjoy showing off their Welsh but the main teaching language is English. There are schools where the teaching medium is Welsh.

- Blwyddyn Newydd Dda, by the way, is pronounced BLOO-WITH-IN NE-WITH THA (the th sound is voiced as in THAT.)

Can I give this a Nelsonian twist? How many of Nelson's captains were Welsh? Foley was, I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Another New Year
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Anna,

Thank you.

Yes, Foley was born near Narberth in South Wales in 1757. As to your other question I have no idea, but it might be interesting to find out.

Incidentally, according to Victory's muster roll, there were nine Welshmen aboard the ship at Trafalgar.

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