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Chi vs chdi


#1

What is the exact difference between Chi and Chdi?
(I searched through the topics and found lots of info on Chi/Ti but not Chi/Chdi)
Thanks!!


#2

Chdi is a variant of the personal pronoun ti that is quite common in North Wales. It can be used as the object of a sentence, so you can say Wela i chdi, for example, but not as the subject, like Wyt chdi’n iawn? (here you’d have to ask Wyt ti’n iawn?)


#3

Thank you! Are chi and chdi interchangeable?


#4

Not quite. They serve similar purposes, but they aren’t interchangeable. Unlike English, Welsh has two forms of you (as do many other European languages): ti/chdi is used when adressing a singular person with whom you are on informal terms, while chi is used for adressing plural people or a singular person on formal terms.


#5

With that in mind, now I need to go back to the Challenge I was working on and listen to the different ways chi and chdi were used. Thanks again, this is helpful!