Cerith uses BingTranslator to translate documents from English to Welsh.
grew up in the old mining village of Cwmgors, which sits on the border between industrial
South Wales and rural West Wales. It’s a quiet area with lots of mountains and fields,
and a place where he was surrounded by people who speak Welsh. Each time he visits,
he is reminded of the beauty of the language and the importance of his work to maintain
He attended a Welsh-language primary school but his mandatory language classes ended
at 16. Cerith elected to continue studying through the medium of Welsh and then
major in Welsh at Cardiff. Since then, he has become a champion both at University,
where he creates networks for Welsh speakers, and in his political activism lobbying
to strengthen the rights of Welsh speakers and pushing for a more Wales-focused
He’s gone so far as to have his devotion inked on his leg. He has a tattoo that
reads “Rhof iti fy mywyd” or “I give you my life,” a line from one of his favorite
songs “O Gymru” an anthem to Wales.
Cerith is spending the summer between his home in Cwmgors and his grandparents’
home in Bridgend before returning to Cardiff in the fall to continue his studies.
After graduation, he hopes to find a job that combines his love of Welsh and his
passion for politics. He plans to continue his journey pushing future generations
to embrace Welsh in the modern context necessary to keep it alive.
My belief is that if one has something to contribute to one’s nation, then one is
obliged to make that contribution,” Cerith says.