Monday, 29 April 2013

Shalee lhaih 2013: Shiaghtin 17

Jerrey shiaghtoo hiaghtin jeig ny Shallee Lhaih. Shoh ny lhiah mee yn çhiaghtin shoh chaie:

Tu cefn i'r cyfan (Elgan Philip Davies)

S'doillee eh jerrey er straih y chur, er lhiam, as lhaih mee ny kied ym-lioaryn bleeantyn er dy henney, myr shen she obbyr chreoi t'ayn da EPD. By hrome eh ny keayrtyn: cha nel mee loayrt ny lhaih 'sy Vretnish mennick dy liooar nish, agh chammah's shen, she lioar phaitçhyn t'ayn as lioar Chreesteenagh, as rere cliaghtey ta reddyn ry-yerkal assjee er ny h-oyryn shen. T'ee screeuit mie dy liooar, as cha row mee jerkal dy 'aagagh EPD wheesh gyn freggyrt ec y jerrey, agh jeant dy mie er lhiam son shen. Trooid as trooid, ny lioar vie ta cur jerrey fondagh dy liooar er y 'traih. Er lhiam dy vel eh jannoo eab mie dy ve Chreesteenagh dy baghtal gyn jannoo lane sharmane jee hene, agh nee shen croghey er dy reih hene.

The end of week seventeen of the Reading Project. Here's what I've read this week:

Tu cefn i'r cyfan (Elgan Philip Davies)

The close to a series is always going to be tough to write, and it doesn't help that it's several years since I read the first few volumes. I found this a bit hard going as my Welsh is somewhat rusty, but also because it's both an (older) children's book and a Christian one, which makes it predictable in a couple of ways. The writing's pretty solid, and I was pleasantly surprised by the extent to which it left questions open at the end - even introducing further complication in an epilogue. So on the whole a decent read that tied up things enough, and to my mind managed to be explicitly Christian without descending entirely into a sermon, though obviously your mileage may vary.

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