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July 24, 2006

First Day in North Wales

Coming into North Wales gives me a feeling of expectation. I remember travelling here when I was a teenager and still nervous about speaking Welsh in the North. I think that the North Waleans are rather like the Basques – sometimes brusque, occasionally unfriendly, but the North Waleans seemed like real Welsh, although now I realise that I only felt that way because of ingrained ideas about linguistic purity that still exist in Wales. I haven't spoken Welsh to any North Waleans yet, as I am still feeling a little shy. But I will when I have a chance.

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