ISN’T IT THAT PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT CULTURES THINK DIFFERENTLY ?
Have you found yourself in a conversation in which you are nodding along too, trying to look engaged and genuinely interested in what the person is saying, but in reality not understanding a word. This is a daily battle I have with the welsh accent.
Now I think of myself as a fairly intelligent man, I mean I’m a masters student, but I think I’ll have to start a new degree to be able to go through a whole conversation with a native without once saying ‘pardon’.
This clearly doesn’t happen with every conversation I have with a welsh person, as with the English accent, the welsh is regional. There are some areas, for example Cardiff, where the accent isn’t very strong so when I ask for their postcode and full name I can understand them. On the other hand when someone calls in from west wales or the valleys…
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