Word of the day 11/04/18
Today’s word has been inspired by looking at the garden and seeing it finally begin to change from a winter garden to a spring garden.
Trawsnewid = trauss-neh-wid (trauss sounds like the ‘trous’ in ‘trousers’ but with a stronger ‘s’ sound and rhymes with mouse)
Trawsnewidiad = trauss-neh-wid-yad
Trawsnewid means to transform
Trawsnewidiad means a trransformation
Note that this contains the word newid (neh-wid) which means change.
Caterpillars go through a trawsnewidiad when they change in to a butterfly.
I enjoy seeing the trawsnewidiad in the garden at this time of year.
Also at this time of year many people feel compelled to trawsnewid their homes with some fresh interior decorating.
You may feel that being able to converse in Welsh has in some ways trawsnewid your life?
Note: In terms of mathematics, you’ll more often hear people use trawsffurfio (trauss-fear-vio) for transform. trawsffurfio contains the word ffurf which means form / ffurfio which means to form.
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