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  • - Uh, Ch..

  • (Welsh country music)

  • - I had no idea that they had their own language (laughs)

  • - Aren't like all the royalty

  • princes and princesses of Wales?

  • - [Voiceover] Tywyn

  • - Honestly looks to me like a little baby

  • just got mad at the keyboard.

  • It went like this.

  • - Tywin, that's how you spell Tywin Lannister, isn't it?

  • - Tun?

  • - Taiwan! No, it's not Taiwan.

  • - Tywyn (bell rings)

  • (gasps) Oh my God!

  • - Why do the two "y"'s make different noises?

  • - [Voiceover] Crymych

  • - This looks like a game of Hangman that I lost.

  • Right? Like there are a bunch of dashes

  • and I just didn't get the vowels.

  • - Do ya cry much?

  • That looks like an advertisement for an anti-depressant.

  • - Searmych?

  • - The accent is key. Creimooch.

  • - So the "y" is an "uh"...

  • - I think I could mess with this language.

  • - [Voiceover] Ynysybwl

  • - What?! What is that?

  • - (laughs)

  • - That looks like a rapper's name.

  • Like Young Souble.

  • - Yessebellme.

  • - Enisebul

  • - Nice Boy.

  • - [Voiceover] Ynysybwl.

  • - Okay.

  • - Sounds like what you say when you're cold.

  • You're just like "Brrr." Ynysybrrrr.

  • - [Voiceover] Ysbyty Ystwyth

  • - The top looks like a dumb start-up

  • that you'd see in Silicon Valley.

  • - Eyes-beady-vigith?

  • - Wobydy Wosidey.

  • - Ispitty Istwith.

  • - [Voiceover] Ysbyty Ystwyth

  • - What? I'm sorry, what?

  • - That's so cool! This is the coolest language.

  • - [Voiceover] LLanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwylll-

  • lantysiliogogogoch

  • - (screams)

  • - Yeah, no, I'm just gonna go. I'm just done.

  • - (laughs)

  • - This is one word?

  • - Were they drunk when they named this town?

  • This is a town?

  • - Lahnfairpwhygwangwyelgogurch

  • - Sherwindrabbellalalalantisigiggugugoch.

  • Nailed it!

  • - [voiceover] LLanfairpwllgwyngyll-

  • gogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch

  • - (laughs) What?! No!

  • - That sounds like you're making this up.

  • - It sounds like an ancient prayer, more than a town.

  • - I think Welsh people value city names.

  • I think in America it's kind of an after-thought.

  • - I still want to go to Wales,

  • 'cause it's beautiful, I hear.

  • I don't wanna ever have to follow directions there.

  • - It's very interesting that it's so close to England

  • and we associate it with being like England

  • but it's so very different.

- Uh, Ch..

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    Candy   posted on 2015/11/06
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