Welsh emerged from Celtic and by the second half of the sixth century was a distinct tongue. It is by far the oldest language spoken in Britain today. It is among the oldest in Europe with its origins dating back at least 2500 (and maybe 4000) years ago. This new edition, with a brief history of Wales, and its customs, is an attractive, handy and informative portable guide for the visitor to Wales. It is inexpensive and an aide for people learning Welsh. Bright, friendly, and an invaluable help for anyone new to the country of Wales or wishing to learn the language, the book also provides a brief history of Welsh, Welsh customs, flag and symbols, The Welsh Assembly, and language requirements. It gives English phrases translated into Welsh, clear pronunciations for each phrase, useful phrases for every situation and a comprehensive vocabulary section. The book includes 1000 helpful phrases to assist you learning Welsh.