Süäüüelläi (alcarilinque) wrote in linguaphiles,

Welsh may damage vocal chords

Welsh operators keep it English
CARDIFF, Wales, May 8 (UPI) -- Telephone operators in Wales are being told not to greet callers in the country's native tongue because the language may damage vocal chords.

Union officials say operators who speak primarily English could cause harm to their vocal chords if forced by bosses to offer a traditional "bore da" -- which translates as "good morning" -- or "prynhawn da" -- good afternoon -- to callers, The Times of London reported Tuesday.

Full article here.

I don't know, I still don't think Welsh could damage your vocal chords. Anyone know what's actually going on here? :P

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