Englishman wakes up after stroke speaking Welsh

Alun Morgan has been diagnosed with aphasia. Credit: PA

An Englishman has woken up after a stroke and started speaking Welsh.

Alun Morgan, 81, was evacuated to Wales during the Second World War and during his time there he never picked up the native tongue.

His wife Yvonne was the only person who could understand him and had to translate for doctors.

Mr Morgan, from Bathwick, Bath, Somerset, told the Bath Chronicle: "I don't remember anything from the time of my stroke.

"But gradually I started speaking a few words in Welsh.

"This was strange because I'd not lived in Wales since I was evacuated there during the war."

Doctors have diagnosed Mr Morgan with aphasia, a form of brain damage that causes a shift in the brain's language centre.

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