Englishman speaks Welsh after stroke

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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, who have diagnosed him with aphasia, a form of brain damage that causes a shift in the brain’s language centre.

Mr Morgan, from Bathwick, Bath, Somerset, told a local newspaper: “I don’t remember anything from the time of my stroke. But gradually I started speaking a few words in Welsh.”