Viridzen wrote:Since that's settled, let's think about Welsh. The Amazon preview made "Colloquial Welsh" look confusing to use
Really? In what way? It really seems a model of good instruction to me, and I'm just sad it wasn't available thirty years ago when I started learning Welsh.
Viridzen wrote:Also, which dictionaries are the best? I'm mostly into print dictionaries, since I like being able to flip through the pages and it's tangible, so it's more real to me. (Amazon has a lot more choices than I expected for Welsh dictionaries, by the way!)
For English-to-Welsh, there's none better than the Geiriadur yr Academi. It's so comprehensive, however, it might be overwhelming for a learner. They give so many regional equivalents for common terms, it can be hard to know which one to use. In any case, browse the online version and see what you think: http://www.geiriaduracademi.org/?lang=en.
When it comes to Welsh-to-English, however, the sad fact is there still is no really good choice. The smaller newer ones are woefully deficient in grammatical information; some don't even give gender, let alone plural formation, irregular forms, etc. I suggest browsing a few on Amazon if you can and seeing if there's one there you can live with.