At first glace, Welsh is quite the intimidating language. However, other than word order the language has fewer irregularities thand English. Once the basic rules have been understood, reading Welsh becomes significantly easier. Many believe that it lacks the use of vowels but there are more official vowels than in English with Welsh beating English out 7 to 5. Speaking of beating English out, following rules to eliminate Welsh, the language has seen a resurgence in the last 50 years with active effort being made to educate the people on Welsh culture and language.