February 21, 2018

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Just in case you ever needed to know how to pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, here you go:

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Posted by: Wonderduck at 08:45 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Is that the feeling you get when you drive a Koenigsegg?

Posted by: Ben at February 23, 2018 08:46 AM (h8yX6)

2 If I recall correctly, it means something like "the church of St Someone by the pool of water and the cave near the church of St. Someone Else and the red rocks." (pwyll is pool, llan is church (I think?), goch is red, not sure about the rest) I believe most Welsh people just call it Llanfairpwyll (there are other towns nearby called Llanfair something or other).

The double L is definitely difficult. I'm taking the cheap route and pronouncing it like thl. What I keep screwing up is that in German, single v is pronounced like English f, while in Welsh, single f is pronounced like English v. So I'm constantly pronouncing, for example, swyddfa (office) as "zooithfa" (putting the German emphasis on the S in addition to missing the f) when it should be "sooithva" (I promise that is really how it is pronounced). Oh well. Maybe I should have stuck with Klingon for my third language. 

Posted by: Mrs. Will at February 23, 2018 01:31 PM (h8yX6)

3 I'm a little fuzzy on this, but I think this was also the password in Barbarella when she connected with the resistance.  

Posted by: Mauser at February 23, 2018 10:44 PM (h8yX6)

4 And Wikipedia confirms it.
Dildano: Our rendezvous point will be at 1600 hours. And our password will be… "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch".
Barbarella: You mean, the secret password is "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"?
Dildano: Exactly.      

Posted by: Mauser at February 23, 2018 10:50 PM (h8yX6)

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