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He/she or just an it


#1

Hi

I’m hoping someone can help me out here… Mostly it makes sense due to context if someone is referring to ‘it’ or an actual person ‘hi’/fe. However sometimes i get confused. Here is an example.

Bydd hi’n ddoniol gobeithio

Does that mean ‘she will be funny hopefully’ or ‘it will be funny hopefully’?

Thanks

Andrew


#2

Hi Andrew

I think context is everything here…

If what preceded was a mention of a live performance by Sarah Milican (comedian) - it could be referring to her as a person;

It could be an it referring to something specific which has a female gender eg a play;

or an abstract ‘it’ - which defaults to female - such as it raining when you’ve gone out in just a tee shirt

Rich :slight_smile:


#3

Thanks Rich. Just more practise then!