"Da iawn heddiw."

Translation:Very good today.

January 26, 2016



Odd translation? From an American POV, I'm not sure what "Very well today" means. Thanks!

January 26, 2016


I think it's an example response to "How are you today?" ("Sut ydych chi heddiw?" / "Sut wyt ti heddiw?") i.e. "I am very well today".

January 26, 2016


Thank you! That makes a lot of sense, though it sounds oddly formal/awkward to my ears (everyone I know says "good", not "well", and would say "great", not "very good").

January 26, 2016


Wow I'm glad to see an American learning Welsh :) nice one!

May 24, 2016


No worries!

January 26, 2016


I agree

April 9, 2016


I'd assume it was in response to "how are you?" - "very well today, thank you"

January 26, 2016


I'm assuming it is either a fragment or that it is said in welsh like this (I am...)

January 26, 2016


Does it have any root connection with the latin hodie? :x

January 27, 2016


I was thinking it might as well, but it turns out not. From Wikipedia: Etymology From Proto-Celtic so-, se- ‎(“this”) + diywos ‎(“day”); compare Middle Breton hizio, Cornish hethew, and Old Irish indíu.

January 27, 2016


Ah, but you need to go further back, to Proto Indo European, the common ancestor Welsh shares with Latin. There you'll find that they are cognates indeed. See for example https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-European_vocabulary

February 16, 2016


Or possibly somewhere in between. I cant find heddiw/hodie in that list (please point me in the right direction if it's actually there), and I think Latin and Celtic are considered to be closely related within the Indo-European group.

March 2, 2016


Under the heading 'natural features' you find the reconstructed PIE *dyēus, déiwos[20] "sky, day, god". Hope that helps.

Don't you just love etymology, and how it makes you feel related to such large swathes of humanity?

March 2, 2016


This is the tasty stuff that makes me love studying languages!

April 4, 2016


I got it right, but the translation is not showing under confused about this sentence....which helps as I'm just starting

March 29, 2016


A translation would really have helped there.

March 30, 2016


"Da iawn" also means "Well done" e.g. "Da iawn chi am ddysgu fy iaith" = "Well done you for learning my language"

May 2, 2016


It's a common phrase in British English to say "very well, thank you" hence the translation

April 21, 2016
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