Welsh

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Welsh (/welʃ/) is a Celtic language which is a minority language spoken by about 20% of people in Wales.[1]

There has been a steady centuries-old long-term decline in the use of Welsh. Today, practically all Welsh native speakers are bilingual and can speak English. In Wales there is language politics as a consequence.

John McWhorter suggests that the use of auxiliary do in English is a result of language contact between Old English and Welsh.

Welsh shouldn't be confused with Welsh English which is the dialect of English spoken in Wales.

Welsh principally affects English through names, particularly Welsh place names and Welsh given names.


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