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29 October 2014

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The Voices Recordings
Interviewee Aled Lloyd Morris

Born: 29 May 2005

Lives: Colwyn Bay, Conwy

Time lived in area: All my life

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The youngest member talks about the unique vocabulary the local youth choir has created.

Language of interview: Welsh

Duration: 0:42 (mins/secs)

About the interview

The participants were asked to describe how they spoke in their own words.

How do you describe your accent: "None given"

Have there been other influences on the way you speak: Not Given

Do you have skills in languages other than English?: Yes

Other languages: English, French, Welsh

About this interview
CERI: I'd like to talk to you about new words. Have you as a choir, created new words, or do you speak in a specific way? It doesn't have to be this choir, I know you have another choir called hogie'r berfeddwlad. Do they speak in a specific way? ALED: Oh there's quite a different vocabulary, ym ['smocia fo'] smoke it isn't it, for erm, say if someone has a pint, and they're on top of the world, oh you're smoking that pint aren't you?! Or erm, say someone was sharing a pack of polos, and they ['smegio nhw draw'] smoke them over as it were. And the snake of course, when a guy is a popular man, he's a bit of a snake. JOHN: You use the word John Barley about your pint don't you? TRYSTAN: Yes, for beer. John Barley.

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