Several weeks ago a request was posted
by an American lister - to the GLAM List -
requesting advice/assistance in 'developing'
a Welsh accent for a part in a play.
It occurred to me that the Museum of Welsh
Life at St Fagans could have audio tapes
that might help this lister so I contacted St
Fagans on this matter.
The reply from Dr Beth Thomas is forwarded
herewith. Hope it proves of use and interest.
Joan & Joe Stephens ( once of Neath)
From: Beth Thomas <bt.awc(a)btconnect.com>
To: Joe Stephens <stephens(a)speed.net.au>
Date: 29 March, 2000 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: Welsh Dialect
G'dye Mr Stephens!
I'm sorry I've been so tardy in answering your e-mail. Your suggestion that
we might have dialect material of interest to the Glamorgan Mailing List
most welcome. We do in fact publish cassettes from our archives - two
which are in English and contain the speech of interviewees from the South
Wales Valleys'. One is entitled: On the Best Side and paints a picture of
life in Rhyd-y-car, Merthyr Tydfil. The other is The Gwalia: the story of a
valleys' shop. The latter contains interviews with people from Ogmore Vale.
We're trying to put together a web page at the moment which will include
only a list of cassette publications but also short extracts from
soon as it is ready, we will let you know.
Curator of Cultural Life
Museum of Welsh Life
St Fagans, Cardiff