Share Your World

Share Your World 2016 #20

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With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world and which may not always match our reality.

When do you feel most connected with others?

Whenever I’m sharing a problem, a concern or anything that’s not positive or “happy” and I am listened to and acknowledged.

What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life?

Oh, I already have just earlier this week πŸ˜€ Oil pulling. And it’s mind-blowing! πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

What one mini-little-adventure would you like to have in the coming week?

Hmmm … I have to think about this. Not in the mood for any adventures as I’ve been experiencing some insomnia and muscle soreness these past few days.

But how about an armchair adventure? πŸ™‚ I do have one in mind πŸ™‚

I really enjoy medieval mysteries and since I was looking to resurrect my reading habit I decided to download some ebooks on my Kindle. I’ve also found some really good Celtic/medieval music on YouTube and I’m thinking of playing medieval music while immersing myself in the stories. Can you spell awesome?! Hey! ❀ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

List at least of things or events that changed your Life: It could be as simple as a book or meeting a certain person?

  1. meeting my husband
  2. getting married
  3. becoming a mom
  4. quitting the corporate world
  5. being an expat SAHM and discovering things about myself I never had the time to [discover] before

Bonus question: Β What are you grateful for from last week ~

The patience and love my little family has given me in light of my “meltdown” πŸ™‚ As well as the support and encouragement coming from YOU! ❀ ❀ ❀

and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?Β 

Knitting lessons! Yay! πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

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Books

Once Again Lost In Pronunciation – Welsh This Time

Consider the following:

ch a non-English sound as in Scottish ‘ch’ in ‘loch’

ll a breathy ‘thl’ sound that does not occur in English

u a short ‘ih’ sound, or a long ‘ee’ sound (Cymru-pronounced ‘kumree’)

😡 😡 😡

I am wading with delight into the pages of book 1 of another recently discovered medieval mystery series – the Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries by Sarah Woodbury. And I am feeling a bit exasperated with the pronunciation.Β  It’s hard!Β  And if I do try to pronounce properly albeit in my head, I get painfully distracted.

Can anybody relate?

But never mind if I continue to pronounce Cymru as ‘sim-roo’.Β  Don’t laugh.Β  What matters is to find out who is behind King Anarawd’s death.Β  (W as a consonant, it’s an English ‘w’ as in Llywelyn; as a vowel, an ‘oo’ sound as in Bwlch – but how will I know when to use wot? Bugger that.Β  We’ll never find the culprit at this rate).

Oh and, you ask why the “Welsh This Time” in the title?

Because my very first venture into medieval mysteries was no less than with Sister Fidelma of Cashel, a dalaigh or advocate of the law courts of seventh-century Ireland.Β  And there, whilst doing some medieval CSI-ing, you also come across the likes of –

ai pronounced like ‘aw’ in law (dalaigh = daw-lee)

ia pronounced like ‘ea’ in near

ea pronounced like ‘ea’ in bear

and such other charming mind-bogglers as dh before a broad vowel is like the ‘g’ in gap, dh before a slender vowel is like the ‘y’ in year.

(But I do love my medieval mysteries ❀ )

~Β  Paardje πŸ’‹