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It’s amazing to think that just a few years after the last native speakers of the Manx language had been recorded there was still a Welsh speaking monoglot community existing in Wales.

The Manx recordings were vital in ensuring that spoken Manx could be passed on via the recordings but there was always the suggestion that the spoken Manx could have been influenced by the fact the last speakers had been an integral part of an English speaking community for many decades.

On the Llyn peninsula in 1968 however there was a community of Welsh speakers who were still monoglot. An article on our Welsh colleagues Facebook pages tells the story which is all the more fascinating because it comes from a news report compiled at the time.

One of those interviewed actually only ‘had’ six words of English and ‘didn’t want to learn anymore’!

Our Welsh colleagues pages can be found here;

https://www.facebook.com/cymrubranchcelticleague/

The article is at this link;

https://www.rhiw.com/hanes_02/llyn_monoglots/monoglots.htm
BERNARD MOFFATT
Issued by: The Celtic News

26/11/15



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