Aged 43 | Born 1971
About the Speaker
"I come from a small rural village called Betws Gwerfil Goch (near Ruthin) and was brought up on a farm. It’s a very rural community, this tiny little village. I went to primary school in a nearby village called Dinmael. The school only had 24 children in it and they were all first language Welsh."
This kit contains all the elements of a full Accent Kit
The accents of the northern regions of Wales are quite distinct from those of the south due to its history and the strong geographical and cultural links with Liverpool. In ancient history the region was called Pura Wallia, or ‘Independent Wales’ as distinct from the Marchia Wallia of the south which was ruled by Norman lords. As such North Wales developed a distinct identity and dialect. Speakers of the separate northern dialect were called Gogs, and this distinct identity, and indeed the name, persist today.
North Wales is rural and rugged with mountains and valleys and a beautiful coastline. It has been and remains a stronghold of the Welsh language and a centre for the nation’s cultural identity.
Denbighshire has the distinction of being the oldest inhabited part of Wales. Since the demise of coal and steel, agriculture and tourism are the main industries.