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    Wedding toasts in Welsh ?

    I'm best man at a wedding in Carmarthen in a few weeks, lots of Welsh speaking guests so I'd like to throw in a couple of phrases/toasts/whatever in the speech. Anyone from over that way like to PM me suggestions (with approximate pronunciation ) ?

    It'd be nice if they didn't turn out to mean "The bride's father has a huge hairy arse" on the day too
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmb View Post

    It'd be nice if they didn't turn out to mean "The bride's father has a huge hairy arse" on the day too
    Just don't say "mae twll din mawr blewog da tad y priodferch" and you'll be fine!


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    this should be a clicher
    "acha hon 'n anad ddiwrnod Gobeithia 'r briodasferch doesn't feddwa a ddeud pawb am 'r amsera caem hystlen ynddi famau gorweddfa"

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    I suppose you could start by saying "croeso" - welcome to all the guests, pronunciation is something like croy (as in Croydon) followed by "saw" as in a tool for cutting wood.

    "yechyd" or "yechyd da" (health and good health) are traditional Welsh ways of saying cheers before a drink, but maybe for a wedding something "dyminiadau gore i'r dyfodol" (best wishes for the future) might be better than yechyd da which is more what you'd say to a mate down the pub before sinking pint.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie121 View Post
    this should be a clicher
    "acha hon 'n anad ddiwrnod Gobeithia 'r briodasferch doesn't feddwa a ddeud pawb am 'r amsera caem hystlen ynddi famau gorweddfa"

    Good luck!
    Where did you get that from?

    I'm a native welsh speaker and can't even make out what it's supposed to be! It's something about hope the bride doesn't get drunk and tell everyone about the time but then it becomes meaningless till the last word which is "resting place"


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    guess the translator is not so good eh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eifion View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cookie121 View Post
    this should be a clicher
    "acha hon 'n anad ddiwrnod Gobeithia 'r briodasferch doesn't feddwa a ddeud pawb am 'r amsera caem hystlen ynddi famau gorweddfa"

    Good luck!
    Where did you get that from?

    I'm a native welsh speaker and can't even make out what it's supposed to be! It's something about hope the bride doesn't get drunk and tell everyone about the time but then it becomes meaningless till the last word which is "resting place"
    Wales has natives what tribe are you??
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie121 View Post
    Wales has natives what tribe are you??
    I'm a Hwntw, feared enemy of the Gogs, or more accurately, I'm from the "my house plus a one and half mile radius are ok but everyone else is scum" tribe - just like everyone else in Wales.


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    Here's something which I think would sound good at a wedding:

    Ym Mhriodas Noel a Nia Davies
    Ar las y mor angorodd, - yn y dwr,
    A'i gwallt aur a welodd.
    Aeth ar draeth a'i enaid rodd
    A hi'n gyfan a gafodd


    Would anyone be good enough to provide a translation? My welsh isn't what it used to be. Something to do with the sea, golden hair... hmm, actually my welsh is abismal!