February 28, 2003

Keeping up with the Joneses

Busy. Busy. And when I do get a chance to look at the Web it seems that I've been taken over by the Welsh side of the force. But I probably shouldn't overplay the hard-at-work riff. Or overstress the extra-kids-and-housework-while-mum-is-ill thang. Leastwise not when I've also watched 83 gazillion episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the past month as therapy for the poor sick wife (Me addicted? Never!)
Whatever, I've been looking at Welsh websites and resources. Strangely these did not include Welsh blogs on Bwffi'r Lladdwraig Sugnwŷr Gwaed, googling for which leads you to a random astrophysicist.
On a more focussed note I have lurked in some interesting Welsh Yahoogroups, and maybe I blinked but the BBC Wales Learn Welsh site is much better than last time I looked. It's also more 'respected' (first in UK Google, but sadly doesn't show if you search for it in Welsh).
The brightest and shiniest new thing on the site is the American sounding Jonesville. This virtual environment comes in North and South Walian flavours, sort of sim-Gog and sim-Hwntw. I'm not sure whether it's the best way to teach 'Welsh in the Workplace', and I might tire of the rote progress through chunks of the sim, always the same phrases in the same situation. But it's pretty and I'd have loved to have had something like this the last time I started a foreign language.

Posted at February 28, 2003 11:32 PM