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1\Bore da @inthelandscape #HiddenLandscapes! Here’s my Twitter paper about a linguistic boundary in West Wales.
Beyond Little England Beyond Wales: questioning the existence of the Landsker Line
#pembrokeshire #linguisticlandscapes #landsker #littleenglandbeyondwales #cymraeg
2\I’m a PhD student @ysgolygymraeg researching pronunciation in adult learners of Welsh. This paper looks at 1 focus area, Pembrokeshire. I aim to challenge the received & widely accepted idea Pembs is neatly linguistically divided a long an invisible line #HiddenLandscapes
3\Positionality statement! Welsh-speaker raised in N Pembs to 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 parents, attended Welsh-medium primary & bi-ling secondary schools. Grandma from S Pembs. I consider Pembs as home & my connection to the county to be an important aspect of my identity #westisbest #HiddenLandscapes
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I shared this yesterday re: my Welsh family in Swansea -


My g. g. grannie Phoebe also came from a Welsh speaking family in Swansea, but in their case they were miners from Pontycymer near Bridgend. They would presumably have spoken Gwentian Welsh dialect Image
@Y_Wenhwyseg - perhaps of interest. The story goes the language was not passed on because David James, my g.g.g. grandfather, became some kind of Mayor of Swansea with the Labour Party & spoke Welsh with constituents & English with his kids to keep work separate
It's easy to imagine #Cymraeg wasn't widely spoken in Swansea in recent times given the dominance of English now, but I know that these two branches of my family were not alone as in trying to do research I've found many more unrelated to me who spoke Welsh at home.
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The Welsh have a word for the unattainable yearning you feel for a place that no longer exists, or to which you can never return.

*Hiraeth* is a homesickness you feel when home is years ago and far away, if it ever existed at all.

#thread
Author Val Bethell describes this 'longing of the soul to come home to be safe':

"Hiraeth is in the mountains where the wind speaks in many tongues and the buzzards fly on silent wings. It's the call of my spiritual home, it's where ancient peoples made their home...

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We're high on a hill, where saints bathed sore feet in a healing spring and had a cure. ... the link with the long-forgotten past, the language of the soul, the call from the inner self.

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📢📢Announcement📢📢

We asked you if you wanted an open-access syllabus, you said yes.

We've created an open-access #GoogleDocument📝 with resources about #CardiffRaceRiots1919 and #RaceRiots in #Newport

Visit us here: tinyurl.com/1919syllabus

#Cymru #Hanes #Caerdydd #History
3. In fact, it was @ShaheenCymru who recommended Peter Fryer's 'Staying Power: History of Black Britain" to us a few years ago

plutobooks.com/9780745338309/…

#CardiffRaceRiots1919
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1. On Friday 6th June 1919, there was a #RaceRiot in the city of #Newport in #Gwent, #SouthWales. What happened in #Newport had a huge overwhelming effect on #RaceRelations for years to come. Here's a clipping from @nytimes about the #riot
2. As @renireni pointed out in Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race:

"Riots always seem to kick off in the summer." 🔥🔥🔥

In 1919, there were riots in:

🔸#Chicago
🔸#Baltimore
🔸#Omaha
🔸#Newport
🔸#Liverpool

+ and more

#Cymraeg #History #Cymru #Hanes
3. According to the #history, a #black man insulted a #white woman in #Newport, which lead to an altercation. It kicked off in #GeorgeStreet [see below], where 3000 white people formed into a mob and attacked the houses of the two black people on the street.
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