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(Daily Mail)   Police called to store after Welsh druid refuses to pay because cashier wouldn't say 'pum-deg-wyth punt, chwedeg-dau'   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 115
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2012-12-29 02:32:21 AM

Valiente: ArkAngel: Your language is dying, get over it.

I wonder how that is said in Mandarin?

你的语言是奄奄一息。接受它。
 
2012-12-29 02:38:25 AM
There you go. Get used to it.
 
2012-12-29 02:56:01 AM

bighairyguy: How do you say "total dick" in Welsh?


Englishman
 
2012-12-29 03:57:39 AM

Wizard Drongo: For example, a simple copyright notice:
Aw richts is pitten by. Nae pairt o this darg shuid be doobelt, hained in ony kin o seestem, or furthset in ony shape or by onygate whitsomeiver, 'ithoot haein leave frae the writer afore-haund.
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Not quite so simple. Nobody, absolutely nobody, writes or speaks Scots like the first version of the notice. That version of the language died out in the eighteenth century. Modern Scots has converged to form a continuum with modern English, so if you want a fair comparison you should write the copyright notice in the English of the seventeenth century too.
 
2012-12-29 04:49:59 AM

yukichigai: If you're working the cash register at a Welsh grocery store and you can't do your entire job in Welsh, you should not be at that job.


According to the 2011 census, only about 20% of Welsh people claim to be proficient Welsh speakers - so the majority language is still English. It sounds to me like the cashier (who in all probabibility is just as Welsh as the Dr Lewis) tried to make a little conversation in Welsh (perhaps she's learning it) but wasn't confident with numbers. Dr Lewis was not being reasonable. I just got back from Greece. I don't speak a word of Greek, but when you buy stuff in the supermarket, you can read the numbers yourself on the till. And if that fails, you just hand over notes until the cashier gives you some change.
 
2012-12-29 05:22:20 AM

lake_huron: In before Cthul--- damn.

In before Torchwood ref--- damn.

/Carry on, I need to GBTW anyway (late night).


No one's made a bad wolf reference yet.

I know it's Eccleston Doctor Who but come on, people.
 
2012-12-29 05:29:07 AM

Vlad the Impala: I just got back from Greece. I don't speak a word of Greek, but when you buy stuff in the supermarket, you can read the numbers yourself on the till. And if that fails, you just hand over notes until the cashier gives you some change.


Thing about Greece is the different alphabet. Once you figure out the sounds that accompany the Cyrillic characters, reading it is easier.
 
2012-12-29 08:39:30 AM
Militant Welsh speakers are essentially a more beardy, less chic version of the Québécois.
 
2012-12-29 09:07:50 AM
'I paid and left. Honour was satisfied.'

Apparently "honour" in this sense means "being a dick."
 
2012-12-29 10:09:36 AM

Pribar: 'pum-deg-wyth punt, chwedeg-dau'
or
fifty eight sixty two


I'm beginning to see why the farking language died


That would be fifty eight pounds sixty two, the same number of syllables in English as in Welsh.
 
2012-12-29 11:51:14 AM
"In my own country"

Dude, it's been one country south of Hadrian's wall since the 1300s. North of Hadrian's wall, since 1700. Get over it already.

/and you think our "the South will rise again" rednecks are bad...
 
2012-12-29 12:56:31 PM
DuncanMohr
Thing about Greece is the different alphabet. Once you figure out the sounds that accompany the Cyrillic characters, reading it is easier.

Since when is Greek written in Cyrillic?
 
2012-12-29 01:51:47 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x395]

what a coont.

"i want to do the 'lean head into hand' pose, but I have no desk to lean against... guess i'll just pretend".

or, in welsh: "ahbkdfjabslkcuhe rsiufhcbiaulsnbf ewaushdcnliwauenc i lsubfcisudhcniauefbcalskdhaks uhdaucbddbl aku cdbaliuefhld skjhaludhbcialucdbaslkdbcai luefgluhgiuw egfiubcsdbc"


So, how much Atari would I have to play before I get to Druid Priest status?
 
2012-12-29 02:14:59 PM

orbister: Wizard Drongo: For example, a simple copyright notice:
Aw richts is pitten by. Nae pairt o this darg shuid be doobelt, hained in ony kin o seestem, or furthset in ony shape or by onygate whitsomeiver, 'ithoot haein leave frae the writer afore-haund.
All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the author.

Not quite so simple. Nobody, absolutely nobody, writes or speaks Scots like the first version of the notice. That version of the language died out in the eighteenth century. Modern Scots has converged to form a continuum with modern English, so if you want a fair comparison you should write the copyright notice in the English of the seventeenth century too.


I'd like to extend that logic to all Americans having the right to bear arms in the form of muzzle-loading muskets of the 1790s. Go on, stock up! Obama might take 'em away!
 
2012-12-29 06:15:54 PM

Bungles: Militant Welsh speakers are essentially a more beardy, less chic version of the Québécois.


You say that as though it's a bad thing.

Druid was right.
 
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