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Tiny questions with quick answers - continuing thread


#7148

Well, really y rheina is a spoken variant of (standard) y rheiny, which is from y rhai hynny those ones - so technically ydy’r rheina is correct, because whatever words are used for this… and that… use the definite article before the noun. Y llyfr hwn or y llyfr 'ma this book, y llyfrau hyn or y llyfrau 'ma these books. But because rheina/rheiny begins with r-, the preceding 'r is often dropped in speech.

Similarly incidentally y rhain is from y rhai hyn these ones - same thing applies. Faint ydy rhain? for Faint ydy’r rhain? How much are these?.

All covered in the new book. :wink:


#7149

Esgusodwch fi isn’t rude don’t worry.


#7150

I think @Nefyn is referring to the aural effect of the word, which includes the (stressed!) syllable -sod- :smiley:


#7151

Could you also use this construction for sentences such as:

Dw i’n meddwl does neb yn moyn siarad saesneg?

Dw i’n meddwl na fy mam i yn hoffi siarad saesneg.

Dw i’n meddwl bod fy mam i ddim yn hoffi siarad saesneg.

English is very much on the out :wink:


#7152

Sorry Oliver to hijack your thread slightly, but I’m new to app/website/forum and I can’t figure out how to create a new post in this thread “tiny questions quick answers”.

I’d love it if someone could help me out as I always seem to have a lot of exactly that…


#7153

Oh, unseen to have done it…


#7154

(firstly id like to apologise for the spelling. I have not learned any written Welsh so the following is a poor construction of what my Welsh wife has taught me over the years…)

So my question is:

I’m on level 1 challenge 16.

Previously, “it” has always been “hi” or “or/for” like, “Sharad hi”, speak it.

But now in challenge 16 it’s “ai”, as in “ai gwylio yn fawr iawn”

Could some please explain why/when each is used?

Also, “told me” is “daid ortha fi” which I kind of translate in my mind to “said to me”.

And “someone who said” is “rhywun ddidodd”

So why is “someone who told me”, “rhywun nes I ddaid ortha fi”.

In my mind it would be “rhywun ddidodd ortha fi”.

Again, I’d really appreciate it if someone could explain why my mind is wrong! :sweat_smile:


#7155

These all work for me…

Rich :slight_smile:


#7156

These are examples I think from the Northern course as they don’t ring any bells but I can help on some points hopefully…

… there are different ways of forming the past tense…one is to use the past tense of gwneud - ‘to do’ - to create I did…something…eg I did say - nes i ddweud - and another is to create the past tense of the verb directly ie/eg cut straight to ‘I said’ - dwedais i. So either of the two forms is completely valid.

…the belt and braces on this would be ‘ei gwylio hi’…to watch it or watching it…but in speech, if the context is clear one or the other may be dropped. In this example because there is no soft mutation of gwylio - in which case it would be - ei wylio…it means that the ‘ei’ is a feminine thing…and therefore the following ‘hi’ isn’t strictly required on a minimalist speech kind of basis, to clarify that it’s female…

Hope that helps…

Rich :slight_smile:


#7157

edifar


#7158

What is your question David? Do you want to know what ‘edifar’ means? (It’s ‘repentant’)


#7159

And in Gareth King’s dictionary edifaru means “regret” (verb-noun).


#7160

Probably I’ve asked something similar before, but it’s never been clear in English and doubts always come back, sorry!

Would Dw i 'di bod yn dysgu Cymraeg am dau blwyddyn mean that I’ve started learning Welsh two years ago and I am still studying it?

And does Dw i ‘di dysgu Cymraeg am flwyddyn a hanner trwy SSiW mean that I’ve studied Welsh for a year and a half, but might as well be three years ago?
And does this automatically mean I’m still studying it?

Or if it’s something in the past, should say, for example:
O’n i’n dysgu Saesneg am ddeg mlynedd yn yr ysgol?

p.s. BTW I’m also testing if I remembering mutations and changes in year/years right! :wink:


#7161

Would “Dw i 'di bod yn dysgu Cymraeg am DDWY FLYNEDD” mean that I’ve started learning Welsh two years ago and I am still studying it?

Yes - “I have been learning Welsh for two years”, which does imply that you’re still learning it.

And does “Dw i ‘di dysgu Cymraeg am flwyddyn a hanner trwy SSiW” mean that I’ve studied Welsh for a year and a half, but might as well be three years ago?
And does this automatically mean I’m still studying it?

Yes - “I have learnt Welsh for a year and a half through SSiW” - but there is no other time implied in neither the how-long-ago sense nor the still-studying-it sense

Or if it’s something in the past, should say, for example:
“O’n i’n dysgu Saesneg am DDENG mlynedd yn yr ysgol?”

Yes, this is fine, although there are other options for the same thing - your sentence is “I was learning English for ten years in school” but you could say “O’n i’n dysgu Saesneg yn yr ysgol am ddeng mlynedd” (I was learning English in school for ten years - the word order sounds better to me), or perhaps better still, because school is ‘completed past’, you could say “nes i ddysgu Saesneg yn yr ysgol am ddeng mlynedd” (I learnt English in school for ten years).

p.s. BTW I’m also testing if I remembering mutations and changes in year/years right! :wink:
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see the bits I’ve capitalised above :wink: (don’t worry too much about the ddeg/ddeng one - it’s a bit of an odd one as far as mutations go!)


#7162

Ohh, thanks @siaronjames a lot this is very complete and hopefully going to stick, this time. :sweat_smile:

However I guess I’ll just pass on ddeng :wink: :rofl:


#7163

Strictly speaking it’s ers when it’s time up to and including now, and am for a finite period in the past:

Dw i’n dysgu Cymraeg ers dwy flynedd or:
Dw i wedi bod yn dysgu Cymraeg ers dwy flynedd (and I’m still at it)

Nes i ddysgu Saesneg am ddeng mlynedd (and then I stopped)

:slight_smile:


#7164

Hi, i hope I’m posting in the right place. I am using the ssiw app and just started level 1 after doing the say 1 sentence taster sessions. My question is, is there somewhere where I can see the vocab written down? I’m dying to know how these words are spelled, and I like to visualise what I’m saying. Thanks!


#7165

Welcome Emma! Yes, this is the right place (there’s not really a wrong place on this forum!).
Gisella gives a good answer on this thread Accessing Past Vocab. Lists , but please do try not to look at the vocabulary in advance - it’s much better to look at it after you’ve done the particular challenge (otherwise it’s possible to start anticipating the sounds incorrectly). :slight_smile:


#7166

Thanks a lot siaron, I’ve found it, great x


#7167

Hi, Im just wondering if I’m doing the right bit. I did the say one sentence exercises, and now I’m working through level 1 (only on lesson 3). I’m LOVING it, and love the fast pace. But I keep seeing that the lessons are 6 minutes long, but the lessons I’m doing are 30 minutes long. Am I in the right place? Thanks!