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Croeso: Beginners' Welsh
Croeso: Beginners' Welsh

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1.2 Which variety of Welsh is taught in Croeso?

While Wales has long had a standard literary language, no standard spoken form has been imposed and a speaker of Welsh will display certain dialect traits when speaking. While there are differences between east and west, the major distinction is between north and south. The divergences occur gradually rather than there being any clear demarcation line. Variations occur in pronunciation, the choice of words and in a few grammatical structures. Croeso teaches a form of Welsh from South Wales. Students on the full Croeso course can access written and spoken examples of northern Welsh on the course website.