What’s the literature-loving horse to got to do with talking like a pirate, you may asked. Nothing. I just like it. Thank you to my sister, Ruth, for sending it.
Onward! It’s talk like a pirate day! Or, in Welsh, Diwrnod Siarad fel Mȏr-leidr!
Here are a few words and phrases for all would-be Welsh pirates. Have fun! Pob hwyl!
Mȏr – Sea. You might know the Welsh folksong, Ar Lan y Mȏr (On the Sea Shore.)
Mȏr-leidr – Pirate. The Welsh means ‘sea thief’ which I think sounds dashing and romantic.
Morio – to sail. You might be detecting a pattern of ‘mor’ words. Let’s not have any mor.
Llong – Ship. Every pirate needs one.
Cleddyf byr – short sword. The closest thing I could find to cutlass. Every pirates needs one of these, too.
A few creatures you might meet:
Siarc! – Shark!
Octopws – Do you really need that one translated?
Octopws mawr – Big octopus
Octopws dirfawr – gigantic octopus
Teimlyrau – Tentacles
Parot – Parrot (you don’t need me to tell you that one, either)
And some phrases you may or may not want to hear:
Sh’mae! – Ahoy there!
Wel, Duw Duw – Shiver me timbers
Cerdded y planc – Walk the plank
Finally, courtesy of the Family Bookworms What do pirates say when they’re really pleased with something? “Arrrdderchog!”