American weatherman takes up Welsh place name challenge

Last week you might have seen Channel 4 weather presenter Liam Dutton flawlessly pronouncing Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch - one of the longest place names in the world.

Now an American forecaster has taken up the challenge:

Kyle Dennis, a meteorologist on WCBD News 2, posted the video on Facebook and asked: "How did I do, Liam Dutton?"

His maestro later replied with: "Pretty good. You just need to nail the double-L sound in Welsh and you'd be right there!"

Mr Dennis shared a screen grab of the comment, excitedly saying: "The man himself gave me some feedback on my pronunciation! I'll take it!"

His efforts are now attracting a lot of attention on the social networking site, with comments ranging from "Not too bad an attempt" to "Better than most people in Wales!"

ITV Cymru Wales presenters Jonathan Hill and Ruth Wignall even gave Mr Dennis some feedback live on Wales at Six:

After sharing the video, Mr Dennis added: "I'm loving the feedback from Welsh speakers. Thanks everyone! Now I just need to come visit Wales."

The Welsh village's 58-character name is the longest in Europe and translates as 'Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio of the red cave'.

Watch: Channel 4 weather presenter Liam Dutton flawlessly pronounces Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch: