About Welsh voice actors
Voquent as an international voice-over agency and represents some of world’s top Welsh Voice Actors available. The primary market for the Welsh language is, as you would expect, Wales. But did you know that there is a small Welsh colony called Y Wladfa in Argentina?
With just over 1 million speakers worldwide, around 875,000 of which are in Wales, Welsh voice over is important for your business. It is not a market to be ignored! Approximately 29% of the population of Wales can speak Welsh, and with it becoming the official de jure language of Wales in 2011, that number is only set to rise.
Welsh is in one of the two branches of Insular Celtic language, different from other Celtic languages, such as Gaelic and Irish, by the presence of a ‘p’ sound in Welsh, the Goidelic languages have a ‘k’ sound. The Brittonic languages (Welsh, Breton and Cornish) can sometimes be called ‘P-Celtic’, with the Goidelic languages (Irish, Manx and Scottish Gaelic) being called ‘Q-Celtic’. There is some mutual intelligibility between these languages, but they have certainly diverged over the centuries.
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