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Tiny questions with quick answers - continuing thread


#6585

Can “pwy” ever mean “which”?

I know “pa” means which but just wondering if you could ever use pwy in a similar way. I wasn’t sure if I heard “pwy” on the radio or just misheard “pa” or the person speaking just had a slip.


#6586

Yeah, they use that all the time on PyC.


#6587

Excellent! Add that one to the bag of tricks :slightly_smiling_face:


#6588

I’ll drill by backspacing until I get the sentence ilor phrase right. Then when I repeat the lesson it goes pretty well. Some sentences are so long if I’m tired I forget parts of it. I try to look up the grammar of new things I don’t understand for instance using mod or fod for clauses instead of bod or roeddet ti / whenever things sound like I don’t expect. Probably slows me down but makes it stick.


#6589

Yes - it’s definitely not standard - and so frowned upon by some - but it’s widespread in the South.


#6590

I was just listening to Datblygu (as I often do at moment) and it go me curious about a lyric so I went to ever unreliable google translate. The lyric was “yr oeddwn mewn cariad” and I was wondering what was in love. According to google Yr oeddwn means I was. I can see how this would relate to past tense, but is a form that I have never heard before. Is it a regional thing or maybe a literary thing?


#6591

Yr oeddwn is very literary, you’ll only see it in poems, and as such it can appear in song lyrics, but this form is unnatural for everyday speech. In speech you’ll hear Ro’n i or O’n i instead.


#6592

Hi. I am thinking about attending a mynediad sadwrn siarad course next Saturday. I have completed level 1 SSiW. Is that an appropriate level? There is also a sylfaen course that day. I’d rather push myself but wouldn’t want to hold everyone else back. Diolch


#6593

Helo! Are “gyfarfod” and “cwrdd” the same things/interchangeable for “to meet” or are there particular circumstances when you would use one or the other, please? :slight_smile:


#6594

As a verb, yes they are the same/interchangeable and both take the preposition â (e.g. cyfarfod â ni / cwrdd â ni), so use whichever comes naturally or comes to mind first!

I know you didn’t ask, but just for reference, as a noun you’d only use cyfarfod, not cwrdd. (e.g. Lle mae’r cyfarfod?) :slight_smile:


#6595

That’s perfect, diolch Siaron! :slight_smile:


#6596

I didn’t actually learn Welsh with SSiW, nor go through the traditional mynediad, sylfaen etc. so I’m not sure what would be the best level to sign up for. However, when I have been on day courses or summer/Easter/New Year schools, if you find you’re at the wrong level, you can usually switch at the morning tea break. So choosing a Sadwrn Siarad with both levels available is a good idea.


#6597

Yes, so if its a talking practice you should be fine with mynediad. Although you will have missed some stuff that they know like asking their names or talking about the weather or words for yes and no, but no big deal.
On the other hand if its a revision Saturday, that will be a bit more tricky.

Usually, SSiW students are well ahead of other course students when it comes to conversation, though.


#6598

Copied from my post to the wrong topic, Sorry, It should have been on this topic.

Anyone know what Tir na n-Og is please? The organisation? And award? Im guessing a book prize.


#6599

Diolch yn fawr :slightly_smiling_face:


#6600

This is “land of the young”, another name for the otherworld, in Irish Mythology. So it’s now the name of the award for children’s literature. There are 3, I think, 2 English and one Welsh.


#6601

I have full lyrics with translations of Hwgr-Grawth-Og, Wyau, Pyst, Libertino. Sorry no Tapiar Cynnar, I’ll keep on guessing for now and ask for help! :slight_smile:
In case you’re interested (and don’t have them already) just ask and I can send them to you.

p. s. oh @JohnYoung, this must be the day of the Og!)


#6602

Quick question: can you “share a glance” in Welsh? “Gwnaethon ni rannu cipolwg” or something like this??
Diolch!


#6603

Wow! Yes please, I’d love get hold of these. I’ve been looking and not found any anywhere.


#6604

It took some effort but always glad to share them with other Datblygu fans! :wink:

(just sent them attached to private message)