[lg policy] UK: US ambassador learns Welsh ahead of Nato summit

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 5 14:42:45 UTC 2014

US ambassador learns Welsh ahead of Nato summit

*31 August 2014* Last updated at 11:09 BST

In advance of President Barack Obama's visit to Wales for the 2014 NATO
Summit, US ambassador Matthew Barzun has been learning Welsh.

He can be seen rehearsing a welcome speech and even manages to successfully
pronounce the name of the Anglesey village
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which is the
longest place name in Britain.

The two-day summit at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort on 4-5 September will
be attended by 150 world leaders.


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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