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User avatar #1 - hoban (07/14/2012) [-]
Translation: Welcome to Wales.
User avatar #2 to #1 - arawan (07/14/2012) [-]
Actually, it's the name of a town. Try writing that on a envelope.
Real translation: St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the church of St. Tysilio with a red cave. I can only assume that there was one St. Mary's church to every Welsh person at the time.
User avatar #3 to #2 - hoban (07/14/2012) [-]
Cant imagine why that much info is needed on a sign but ok i was just messing around :P i take it by your username that you are welsh?
User avatar #4 to #3 - arawan (07/14/2012) [-]
In part. I'm American, born in Germany, of severely mixed ancestry. The only thing I know for sure is I'm not English. The Welsh language is one of my hobbies.
User avatar #5 to #4 - hoban (07/14/2012) [-]
Wow thats a hobby? thats a hell of a mix you have there mate lol as fair back as i can go is Finland then its an english mother and an irish father. Your lucky you know so much about your families past.
User avatar #6 to #5 - arawan (07/14/2012) [-]
Languages are my hobby. I speak German in addition to English. I can get around in French, Dutch, Flemish and Luxembourgish. It's just the way my mind is setup, certain languages just pique my interest. Welsh, Korean and Russian are cool to me, so I study them a bit.

As to my ancestry, Welsh side was easy to confirm because of my family being part of a now extant baronetcy and being part of the Jamestown settlement.
User avatar #7 to #6 - hoban (07/14/2012) [-]
You seem to have a flare for languages man, have you ever consider going into garda translation? i know there are afew needed.
User avatar #8 to #7 - arawan (07/14/2012) [-]
Well, I just got out of the military and sorting through my options. I'm not sure if I want to continue working intelligence or go into the private sector.
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