Who founded Cymdeithas yr Iaith?

Who founded Cymdeithas yr Iaith?

Saunders Lewis
The Society was established in name on 4 August 1962 at Pontarddulais in South Wales, but did not have a constitution until 18 May 1963. The formation was at least partly inspired by the annual BBC Wales Radio Lecture given on 13 February 1962 by Saunders Lewis and entitled Tynged yr iaith (The fate of the language).

What is the name of the Welsh language Society logo?

Cymdeithas yr Iaith
For nearly 60 years, Cymdeithas yr Iaith has been leading the way to promote and protect the Welsh language.

What was the focus of the Welsh language Society protests in the 1960’s?

They were protesting at the UK Government’s decision to hand over part of the responsibility for funding the Welsh-language channel to the BBC. Januray 2014 Campaigners chained themselves to gates at the Welsh government offices in Aberystwyth.

What is the Welsh Society?

Welsh Society of Central Ohiowas established 1948 as The Columbus Welsh Society and fosters the appreciation and preservation of Welsh heritage and traditions and promotes the literature, poetry, music, and the arts of Wales for the benefit and education of members of the general public.

What’s the difference between cymraeg and Cymraeg?

Cymraeg is Welsh as in the language, so pentre Cymraeg is a village where Welsh is spoken. Cymreig is Welsh as in ‘attribute’ – a pentre Cymreig is a village which is Welsh but where Welsh is not the primary language.

Do Welsh still speak Welsh?

The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 gave the Welsh language official status in Wales, making it the only language that is de jure official in any part of the United Kingdom, with English being de facto official….Welsh language.

Region United Kingdom (Wales, England), Argentina (Chubut Province)
Ethnicity Welsh

Why was Capel Celyn flooded?

Capel Celyn was flooded over 50 years ago to construct a reservoir supplying drinking water to Liverpool and Wirral. A chapel was built on the site in 1965 to remember the families forced to move from the Welsh speaking community near Bala in Gwynedd.

Can I buy my Wales and West House?

Homes under the schemes are offered to buyers at 70% of the open market value. You would own the property outright but Wales & West Housing would hold a legal charge on the remaining 30% equity share.

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