The Cwtsh versus Cwtch debate continues. How do you spell Cwtsh?
Well, let me enlighten you. It’s ‘sh’ not ‘ch’.
Trust me, I’ve done my research on this – and the evidence is conclusive. You know how you pronounce ‘bach’ in Welsh?
Well that’s how ‘ch’ is always pronounced in Welsh.
Now try saying ‘cwtch’ . . . I rest my case!
Over the years, I have researched and consulted with people who are considered well-versed on the subject. I urge you to carry out your own research and then consider the source carefully. The way I think of the word ‘cwtsh’ is quite simple. I split it: cwt-shhh. Like something soft and quiet.
Same as the word Welsh. Wel-sssh. Not Welch!
So, there you have it, it is cwtsh!
If you are still going to insist on the English spelling ‘cwtch’, you surely need to replace the w (not a vowel in English) with a U. Also, if you spell it ‘cwtch’ you are making it English – and you can only get a cwtsh in Wales . . . Just sayin’ . . .