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Meleri

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Re: Quiz Time!
« Reply #3345 on: March 12, 2020, 04:21:36 PM »
The plaques were erected by William Rowlands in 1937 & were last restored by Conwy Council in 1996, so are looking pretty good considering. As for Welsh mutations I lost the plot while trying to learn Welsh when I saw the mutation Nghonwy for Conwy  :roll:

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« Reply #3346 on: March 12, 2020, 04:46:15 PM »
Thanks very much for posting that information about those plaques Meleri,  it was lovely coming across them.

I'm with you on those nasal mutations and when I used to have to visit people in Anglesey with my job I used to go to this place Llanfairynghornwy  try pronouncing that one, it's not the easiest

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« Reply #3347 on: March 13, 2020, 12:22:16 PM »
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Thanks very much for posting that information about those plaques Meleri,  it was lovely coming across them.

I'm with you on those nasal mutations and when I used to have to visit people in Anglesey with my job I used to go to this place Llanfairynghornwy  try pronouncing that one, it's not the easiest

That's the reason no English speakers have ever visited "Dwygyfylchi" it's always referred to as that place just past Conway and like you mutations finish me too.
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« Reply #3348 on: March 13, 2020, 12:51:30 PM »
Many struggle with even the simple place names ... Rowen becomes Rowan (as in the tree), Llandudno is usually clan-dud-know and Betws-y-Coed bcomes Betsy-code.  I was once asked how to get to Routine - turned out they meant Ruthin.  I'm sure you can come up with many more.

It does puzzle me how TV and radio presenters have no problem with the likes of Leicester, Gloucester, Carlisle and High Wycombe but totally fail when it's a place in Wales.

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« Reply #3349 on: March 13, 2020, 01:31:09 PM »
Llangollen is a prize one but Dwygyfylchi really gets people in knots !
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« Reply #3350 on: March 13, 2020, 01:41:27 PM »
I remember as a teenager walking up Esgyryn at the back of Llandudno Junction and being asked by a visitor if I knew the way to Brian Puddew and I had no idea.

Later I realised he was looking for directions to Bryn Pydew.

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« Reply #3351 on: March 13, 2020, 03:59:04 PM »
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I remember as a teenager walking up Esgyryn at the back of Llandudno Junction and being asked by a visitor if I knew the way to Brian Puddew and I had no idea.

Later I realised he was looking for directions to Bryn Pydew.

Don't you remember the Puddew family who lived on Esgyryn, they had a son called Brian ?    :laugh:



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« Reply #3352 on: March 22, 2020, 01:12:03 PM »
The answer is easy to find, but have a go first without Googling

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Re: Quiz Time!
« Reply #3353 on: March 22, 2020, 03:50:28 PM »
I'm afraid I'm not going to nail this one without a clue Steve.

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« Reply #3354 on: March 22, 2020, 04:07:03 PM »
At first glance it looked like a Toblerone with a nail through it, but I'm stuck on it too

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« Reply #3355 on: March 22, 2020, 04:18:39 PM »
Thanks for having a go, cannot think of a clue................. $good$

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« Reply #3356 on: March 26, 2020, 12:37:23 PM »
An easy one for the afternoon.

Where exactly would you see this?

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« Reply #3357 on: March 26, 2020, 02:28:01 PM »
Another photo, perhaps this may help?            $walesflag$

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« Reply #3358 on: March 26, 2020, 02:43:14 PM »
Bryn Euryn, ?

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« Reply #3359 on: March 26, 2020, 03:23:25 PM »
A good guess Steve but it's not there, although I could see Bryn Euryn today