Welsh language Edinburgh Scotland
We have been providing Welsh language translation, interpretation and voice-over/dubbing services for over ten years. Thanks to our team of experienced project managers and skilled linguists, we meet the highest quality standards and deliver exactly what you need, when you need it. Contact Welsh language Edinburgh Scotland today.
What services does Welsh language Edinburgh Scotland offer
All our Welsh services are listed below. If you cannot find the service you need, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to discuss your project and provide a quotation.
Facts about the Welsh language
- Welsh is spoken as a native language in Wales, England and Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina, which has a population of around 72,000 and around 5,000 Welsh speakers). In 2012, the total number of Welsh speakers of Welsh was around 700,000.
- The Welsh word for ‘Welsh’ is ‘Cymraeg’, and ‘Cymru’ means ‘Wales’ (hence, the Welsh political party Plaid Cymru, literally ‘Party of Wales’).
- Following the Welsh Language Act 1993 and the Government Act of Wales 1998, Welsh and English are to be treated equally in the public sector, as far as is reasonable and practical.
- The longest place name in the United Kingdom is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The name roughly translates as ‘St Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St Tysilio near the Red Cave’.
- In the mid to late 19th century, Welsh was widely spoken in Cardiff – Ely and Splott were particularly strong Welsh-speaking areas.
- Like Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Welsh is a Celtic language, but unlike these languages, it belongs to the Brittonic branch of the Celtic language tree. This means that it is more closely related to Breton and Cornish.