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Dod o Hyd i Siop Lyfrau
Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Travels in an Old Tongue
Pamela Petro
ISBN: 9780006550105 (000655010X)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Mai 1998
Cyhoeddwr: Century Hutchinson, Llundain
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 197 x 130 mm, 325 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Ar gael Ein Pris: £10.99 
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Argraffiad clawr meddal o stori ddifyr a doniol ymchwil Pamela Petro wrth iddi deithio'r byd yn chwilio am gymunedau sy'n siarad Cymraeg.

A paperback edition of Pamela Petro's witty and entertaining story of travelling the globe looking for Welsh-speaking communities.
Much travel writing can be painfully self-indulgent - often an excuse for the writer to massage their ego with the travelling almost incidental. Travels in an Old Tongue is thankfully quite the opposite.

American Pamela Petro is frustrated by her efforts to learn Welsh and decides the best way to become fluent in the language is to find Welsh speakers to talk to. Not just in Wales, however, but all around the world. The result is a five month, fourteen country odyssey that crosses continents and also explores the Welsh language in fascinating detail.

It really is a delightful read. Petro is someone who would make a perfect travel companion, witty, self-deprecating and a magnet for some of the oddest characters you could hope to meet. Despite having no Welsh ancestry, Petro has a deep affection for all things Welsh and for all those who speak the language wherever in the world she finds them.

For those who’ve ever tried to learn Welsh, this book is an inspiration. If you’re already a Welsh speaker, then read Travels in an Old Tongue to discover more about the language and perhaps understand why so many continue the struggle to master it.

Kevin Ashford

It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgement should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

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