The Welsh language is rich and beautiful, but for non-native speakers and those unfamiliar with the langue the words are more than a mouthful to handle. “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch” may look and sound like a keyboard-smash, but it’s actually the name of a real town in Wales.
If you’re wondering what on Earth that sounds like when spoken aloud, all you have to do is check out this video above.
A weatherman from the United Kingdom named Liam Dutton has gone viral because of this clip, where he flawlessly pronounced this town’s 58-letter name during a live on-air broadcast. He doesn’t even skip a beat, and smoothly continues as if it’s no big deal.
Dutton reports weather for Chanel 4 News, and was born in Cardiff—which is also located in Wales, but much easier to pronounce. As a Native to Wales, Dutton has probably had some practice.
The town Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is officially the town with the longest name in Wales.
On his official Facebook page, Dutton thanked supporters for the positive feedback for his broadcast, and even shared some of the international media coverage from his news-making weather report.
Huh? Sunrise anchors attempt to pronounce the Welsh village “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”. That’s a mouth full. Could you do it?
Posted by KARE 11 on Wednesday, September 9, 2015