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Tiny questions with quick answers - continuing thread


#5658

Remember that “caru” is a verbnoun, which sort of equates to either the “ing” form in English (loving) or the infinitive (to love). Love, as a noun, is a different word.

It’s “Dw i’n’” and not “Dw i” when you’re joining bod (“to be” - am, is, are, etc) to a verbnoun, noun or adjective:

Dw i’n caru - I love / I am loving (verbnoun)
Dw i’n hoffi - I like / I am liking (verbnoun)
Dw i’n oer - I am cold (adjective)

I wouldn’t worry too much about it. As you carry on through the course you’ll just learn when to use what.


#5659

Er…and for every other language in the known universe as well… :confused:


#5660

dim ond i adleisio’r hyn yr ydych newydd ei ddweud yn Sesotho

Er … le bakeng sa puo e ‘ngoe le e’ ngoe bokahohleng bo tsejoang hammoho le …: pherekano


#5661

Perhaps not sign language… :grimacing:


#5662

They’ve improved it marginally from when you last saw. It now has the almost as absurd entry of:

I love that neither example given actually uses cael.


#5663

At class last night I may have woefully held up my conveniently portable Spurrel and mimed that tossing it was the advice I had picked up from the forum…


#5664

It’s not a great dictionary, but it still serves a purpose… paperweight, doorstop, kindling…

But seriously, it’s OK for the quick lookup of nouns which is mostly what I need it for.


#5665

…flower-press…


#5666

A quick general question for freestyling sentences:
Regarding the yn/'n thing, do we ration its use or keep bunging more in there?

eg (a deliberately awkward example) -
Dwi’n Gobeithio bod ti’n teimlo’n rili yn dda iawn.
I hope that you’re feeling really OK

Should they all be in there? Sorry about the rili :frowning:


#5667

Shwmae! I am back, once again, I have a few questions to ask, it’s simple, but it confuses me :’<.

Okay, so, in Old Course 1 Lesson 4, there’s “Wnest ti, and Wnest ti ddim”, but there’s another one, “Wnes i, and Wnes i ddim”, the second one is paired with “Do ,a Naddo”, does that make a difference? will you only say “Wnes i/Wnes i ddim” if you’re going to say it like “Do Wnes i…/Naddo Wnes i ddim…”?

second question: when and when will you not use “a, and ac/ach” (don’t know the spelling ;-; )

Dolch! :smiley:


#5668

“Ac” before a vowel.

Not entirely sure what you’re asking, but:

Wnest ti / Wnest ti ddim is “You did” / “You did not”, whereas

Wnes i / Wnes i ddim is “I did” / “I did not”.

As you may know, there’s no one standard way of saying “yes” or “no” in Welsh, there are different ways depending on, among other things, the tense of the question. “Do” and “Naddo” are the ways of saying “Yes” and “No”, respectively, for questions in the past tense.


#5669

oh, my god, I typed it wrong, it’s supposed to be what’s the difference of “Wnes i/Wnes i ddim” from “Wnest i/Wnes i ddim” if there is a difference, then how should they be used? and I apologize for the misunderstanding :< Dolch!


#5670

I think what you’re hearing as “Wnest i (ddim)” is just “Wnest ti (ddim)” - “You did (not)”. There is no “Wnest i”.


#5671

huh, so I was right all along! but wth, there is a “Wnest i (ddim)” written on Old Course 1 Lesson 4 on the Vocabulary List, it baffled me. welp, thank you so much for clearing out my confusion!Screenshot_1


#5672

I’m… not seeing what you say you’re seeing.
I see:

Wnest ti ddim (you did not)

Wnest ti…? (did you…?)

Do, wnes i… (yes, I did…)

Naddo, wnes i ddim… (no, I did not…)

I still don’t see a “Wnest i (ddim)”.


#5673

oh, my, god, sorry for being stupid, I just realized it now, you’re supposed to write “Wnest ti” for “did you…?” not “Wnes ti”, and “Wnes i” for “I did…” and not “Wnest i”. I am so sorry, and thank you, once again, I’ve finally really got it ^0^


#5674

The “really” is already there in the “iawn”. No need for the last “yn”.
I would go for … "Dwi’n gobeithio bod ti’n teimlo yn dda iawn.


#5675

I just tried to make a conversation, and is this even right? ;-;

person 1: “oes gen ti te?” (do you have tea?)

person 2: “oes, mae gen i te” (yes, I have tea)

person 1 :“pam oes gen ti te?” (why do you have tea?)

person 2: “mae gen i te achos wnes i mynd y siop pryni vo” (I have tea because I went to the shop to buy it)


#5676

That’s very good!.. This shows a great understanding when you are just getting started - well done.

Person 2 needs to be going to the shop…a detail in the big picture…these and others things sort themselves as you go…SIW gives you a good sense of what feels right and this will continue to evolve.

Good work!

Rich :slight_smile:


#5677

Which you do by saying …mynd i’r siop …
Still, VERY GOOD!!!