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Hen dyn


Challenge 12. Why is it ‘hen dyn’ but ‘dyn ifanc’?


Although adjectives normally follow nouns, there are a handful of exceptions, one of which is ‘hen’ - ‘hen’ always comes before the noun. ‘ifanc’ isn’t one of the exceptions, so it follows the noun.


Tiny addition from me sticking my oar in, sorry, is that “hen” causes a soft mutation in the following noun so it becomes “hen ddyn”. (Don’t ever worry if mutations are forgotten.) :slight_smile:


Many thanks to both of you. That makes it very clear.