Unlike the word itself, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrob-wllllantysiliogogogoch definition is actually a very simple one. We must admit that while writing this article, we had to copy/paste “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch” each time. If we were typing the word, it would take us eternity to finish the article. Well, we’re just being honest.
We decided not to try explaining how you pronounce “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”. There are more reasons why we gave up on this one. First, we would have to use some symbols that you probably wouldn’t be able to understand (just like we didn’t), and second, even if you learned how to pronounce it, you probably wouldn’t use this word very often.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is not used to describe anything strange or complicated. It is actually the name of a village located in the Anglesey Island in Wales. This village is actually famous for its name. Can you imagine the welcome sign with this name written on it? You need a large sign for this one, don’t you? People who live here use the shorter version of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, or even shorter – Llanfairpwll and Llanfair PG.
This village has around 3,000 people living in it. They speak Welsh (most of them). This village is one of the largest villages on the Anglesey Island. So, what does Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch actually mean? The meaning is as follows: “St Mary’s Church”. Very simple, as you can see. Now, we still cannot figure out why the name that is used is so incredibly long, but it may have something to do with tourism. It will most certainly attract tourists, who will be delighted to visit the village with the longest name ever! Tourists come here and take pictures of the village. It is very beautiful place. But the “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch” sign remains the most photographed attraction in the village.
As we said, the welcome sign is one of the most photographed things there. If you stop by the sign, you will probably think that someone is pulling your leg. But you will be wrong to think that way! This is the name of this village and its inhabitants are very proud of their capability to pronounce the word fluently. If you are a foreigner, you will have the chance to make the villagers laugh. Just try to pronounce the word and see what happens. You will laugh, too. We must admit that we haven’t been trying to pronounce it. We had other things to do. We will practice some other time.