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#8215

Have you listened to it, Sionned? Are you saying that the recording says well iddi’r ddynes? Or have I misunderstood your comment?


#8216

That’s a shame


#8217

I think the recording says well i‘r ddynes ifanc (it’s around 27:00 in challenge 12 north). I just wanted to know why and how and what does it all mean hahaha I’ll just remember it.
Thank you all for sharing what you know about deflecting pronouns, I really enjoyed it!


#8218

No, I haven’t listened to it either. I probably shouldn’t have jumped into the middle, since I made a mistake as well.


#8219

‘Dy fod ti’n’ vs ‘bo’ ti’n’?

In the Old Course 2, Vocab 3, I keep thinking I hear ‘dy fod ti’n’ for ‘that you are’. Am I mishearing this, or if not, why is the ‘dy’ there please?

Thank you,
Mari


#8220

No, you’re not mishearing Mari, “dy fod ti’n” is the full standard form (“bo ti’n” is the colloquial version). The dy and ti are, I think, called ‘split pronouns’ here, but people can often leave one or other out, so you could also get “fod ti’n” or “dy fod yn” - as usual with these things, stick with whatever you’re comfortable with and just be aware of the variations for when others use them :slight_smile:


#8221

Diolch yn fawr Siaron, now I will be able to cysgu heno. Strange how these little things bug me.

Hwy,
Mari


#8222

Hello,

Could someone help me with Level 1, Challenge 16/17 with the construction ‘Wnes i fwynhau’? I understood that ‘mwynhau’ soft mutates after ‘wnes i’ but does it still it still mutate when the word ‘ei’ is inserted into the sentence? In other words, is it ‘Wnes i ei fwynhau’ or ‘Wnes i ei mwynhau’? I’m hearing both options on the recordings but I’m imagining only one is correct.

Grateful for any help on this.


#8223

@SarahWales it depends on whether the thing the ei is referring to is grammatically masculine or feminine. If you enjoyed a book, which is masculine, it would be wnes i ei fwynhau with the mutation, but if you enjoyed a film, which is feminine, it would be wnes i ei mwynhau.


#8224

Thanks Deborah!


#8225

WNES I DDIM. DO’N I DDIM. I can’t quite grasp these, are they both saying I didn,t?
Diolch am eich help.
Glynn


#8226

First one is “I didn’t”, the second “I wasn’t”.

Many verbs can use both, and the difference is about the same as in English: wnes i ddim mynd “I didn’t go” vs do’n i ddim yn mynd “I wasn’t going.”

But some verbs - usually ones that sound odd with “-ing” in the present in English (e.g. “I’m loving her” instead of “I love her”) - would normally only use o’n i’n or do’n i ddim yn, so for those there isn’t really a difference - you just won’t really hear them with wnes i ddim.


#8227

Richard
Diolch yn fawr iawn . I need to practice this, there’s a worm in there somewhere and I need to squash it.
Dw i’n dal angen ymarfer myw :+1::black_flag:󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿:+1:

Glynn


#8228

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