Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar is the ideal reference source for all speakers and learners of Welsh. Focusing on contemporary spoken Welsh, it presents the complexities of the language in a concise and readable form. Common grammatical patterns and parts of speech are discussed in detail and without jargon and extensive cross references make the book comprehensive and easy to use. Now in its third edition, the Grammar has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. Changes include an increased number of illustrative examples, additional appendices for easy reference, inclusion of IPA phonetic symbols, and expanded sections on further reading. Features include: Full use of authentic examples Particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty Extensive index and cross referencing Initial consonant mutations marked throughout Separate sections on communicative functions Notes on variation between dialects and on formal written language Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar is the most thorough, detailed and user-friendly Welsh grammar available in English today. It is suitable for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes at all levels and will, as its predecessors, prove an invaluable aid for Welsh language learning and teaching.
An authoritative volume on all aspects of Wales, including the past, people, places, arts, industries, environment and traditions. Includes over 5,000 entries submitted by over 300 leading authorities. It is the first single volume encyclopaedia of Wales providing easily accessible information and illustrated with over 300 images. Available in Welsh: 0708319548
This text offers a fresh approach to those who wish to learn Welsh, as students or travellers. It includes sections on various aspects of Welsh history and Welsh life, a pronunciation guide, common phrases, 17 language situations, and a Welsh-English/English-Welsh vocabulary. Also included are practical Welsh conversations, each conversation concentrating on grammatical notes and vocabulary, with exercises included in each lesson.
A Welsh-English, English-Welsh dictionary for Welsh learners, ideal for evening classes, schools and tourists, comprising over 20,000 words and phrases, pronunciations, mutations and grammatical explanations, words in context and place-names. First published in 1998.
Basic Welsh: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible grammar handbook and related exercises in a single volume. The book presents forty grammar units, covering the core materials which beginning students would expect to encounter in the course of learning Welsh. User-friendly grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Key features include: Clear, accessible format Many relevant and useful examples A wide range of challenging exercises to reinforce learning Concise and jargon-free explanations of grammar Full answer key, glossary of technical terms and Welsh-English, English-Welsh glossary at the back of the book Revised throughout, this updated second edition of Basic Welsh provides the ideal practice book for all beginning students in the language. It is suitable for both class use and independent study.
"The last in a series of three course books for adults learning Welsh in classes in south Wales, and follows Cwrs Sylfaen and Cwrs Mynediad".
In 1841, on the eve of her departure from London, Bridie's mother demands she forget her dead father and prepare for a sensible, adult life in Port Phillip. Desperate to save her childhood, fifteen-year-old Bridie is determined to smuggle a notebook filled with her father's fairy tales to the far side of the world. When Rhys Bevan, a soft-voiced young storyteller and fellow traveller realises Bridie is hiding something, a magical friendship is born. But Rhys has his own secrets and the words written in Bridie’s notebook carry a dark double meaning. As they inch towards their destination, Rhys's past returns to haunt him. Bridie grapples with the implications of her dad’s final message. The pair take refuge in fairy tales, little expecting the trouble it will cause.
Perfect for pupils with a low reading age of 8 to 9, but a high interest age of 12 to 15, our Teen Reads will have readers on the edge of their seats. Just the right level of challenging vocabulary and plot-lines make these books highly accessible, drawing readers into exciting worlds whilst simultaneously developing their reading skills. Be careful what you wish for... Being a twin is brilliant. That's what everyone tells Mia and Jae. But Mia's fed up with her twin stealing the spotlight all the time. When Mia finds an old doll, things begin to change. Finally, Mia's getting her own back on Jae. But Mia soon finds out that everything comes at a price...
Daniel Williams's introduction offers a reading of Raymond Williams's career from a Welsh perspective and underlines the ways in which his engagement with Welsh issues makes a significant contribution to contemporary debates on nation, race and class. The work should be of interest to anyone interested in questions of identity, nationhood and ethnicity in Britain and beyond.
From the very earliest stages of study until far into the intermediate level, students of the Japanese language are continually scratching their heads over the usage of verbs. It is no wonder that they should feel the need for a solid reference book, one they can continually turn to throughout their studying careers.The Handbook of Japanese Verbsis just that book. The Introduction takes the first step toward comprehension by pointing out the features of Japanese verbs that stand in contrast to their English counterparts, such as tense, politeness level, auxiliaries, and transitive and intransitive forms. Part 1 shows through tables and concise commentary how Japanese verbs are categorized, conjugated, and combined with auxiliaries. Each form is followed by a short exercise, reinforcing the points just made. Part 2 takes up the forms described in the first part and shows how they function in full-fledged sentences. Each discussion is followed by examples and exercises, ensuring that the student has understood the forms under discussion. In the appendices, the student is offered a number of look-up methods, including an English-Japanese verb dictionary. This completes the apparatus necessary for a solid handbook on Japanese verbs, a book students can rely on for many years to come.
HEFIN knows he’s adopted – just not where from. JAY’s felt hiraeth for fifteen years. What the f*** is ‘hiraeth’? This dynamic, bilingual play in English & Welsh from award-winning playwright Alun Saunders is the story of two brothers, raised apart in separate families and different languages. Originally produced by The Other Room (Winner of Fringe Theatre of the Year – The Stage Awards 2016), Neontopia & Wales Millennium Centre’s reimagined production for 2016 revisits the heartrending, rollercoaster story of HEFIN & JAY, where things go from brilliant to horrific in a heartbeat. A Neontopia & Wales Millennium Centre co-production, in association with The Other Room and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, supported by the Arts Council of Wales.
A counterpack of 12 copies of Welsh Valleys Phrasebook by David Jandrell. A humorous guide to and phrasebook of Valleys-speak, the non-standard English used in South Wales in everyday conversation. A hugely entertaining book, affectionately poking fun at the grammar, slang terms and culture of the Welsh Valleys.
Stanley Kubrick is generally acknowledged as one of the world’s great directors. Yet few critics or scholars have considered how he emerged from a unique and vibrant cultural milieu: the New York Jewish intelligentsia. Stanley Kubrick reexamines the director’s work in context of his ethnic and cultural origins. Focusing on several of Kubrick’s key themes—including masculinity, ethical responsibility, and the nature of evil—it demonstrates how his films were in conversation with contemporary New York Jewish intellectuals who grappled with the same concerns. At the same time, it explores Kubrick’s fraught relationship with his Jewish identity and his reluctance to be pegged as an ethnic director, manifest in his removal of Jewish references and characters from stories he adapted. As he digs deep into rare Kubrick archives to reveal insights about the director’s life and times, film scholar Nathan Abrams also provides a nuanced account of Kubrick’s cinematic artistry. Each chapter offers a detailed analysis of one of Kubrick’s major films, including Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. Stanley Kubrick thus presents an illuminating look at one of the twentieth century’s most renowned and yet misunderstood directors.
The National 4 Mathematics Student Book helps map your route through the CfE programme and provides comprehensive and authoritative guidance for the whole course. Student Books give a practical, supportive approach to help deliver the new curriculum and offer an appropriate blend of sound teaching and learning with exam and assessment guidance.
A book for Welsh learners, Entry Level. Elsa Bowen works as a private detective; she usually deals with insurance fraud. But that all changes on this Wednesday morning. Elsa B's attention is drawn to the bookshop in Caernarfon where strange things are happening. The story focuses on Lilith Lewis, a local gangster who causes trouble.
A novel for Welsh Learners, Higher level. The story of two sisters who try to come to terms with their mother's illness, and its effect on their own lives. A Welsh adaptation by Elin Meek of Alan Maley's Forget to Remember.
To the ends of the earth: Memories and recollections of a Welsh Missionary in Patagonia