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Mister,Mistress etc


#1

Question after browsing through tiny questions:-
Is there a Welsh equivalent of Mister (MR.), MRS., MASTER, MISS and Sir? When acting as Master of Ceremonies, is there a Welsh way of saying… “My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen”?


#2

I’ve occasionally heard “Boneddigion a boneddigesau” when addressing a meeting. If you have Lords present (there’s posh :grin:) you could add “Arglwyddi” in front. You’d better check on mutations, though - perhaps “foneddigesau”??


#3

Sorry - “foneddigion”


#4

There’s not a (modern day) equivalent for Mr, Mrs or Miss, we just use those. The older versions which by now are not common usage would be:
Mr Jones = Br Jones (Br = Bonwr)
Mrs Jones = y Fns. Jones (Fns. = Foneddiges) or Meistres Jones
Miss Wales = Rhiain Cymru (rhiain = maiden)

There are equivalents for Sir and Master -
Sir = Syr
Master = Meistr

As Huw said, “Ladies and Gentleman” in a speech would be Foneddigion a Boneddigesau
… I’m not sure Welsh particularly goes in for the “My Lords” bit, particularly these days! :wink:


#5

I have been spelling it out:
“Mister” (“Mistyr?”)
“Misses” (“Misys?”)
Not sure about Ms.
Ideas?
Because I attend class, I would like to address my professor and TAs correctly.
Thank you.


#6

It’s completely correct to use mr, mrs, miss, ms (written or pronounced) just as you would in English. If you wanted to address a professor, though, e.g. Dear Professor Jones, you’d use Athro, so e.g. “Annwyl Athro Jones”.