1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Welsh
  4. >
  5. "Dych chi'n bwyta cig yn Y Fe…

"Dych chi'n bwyta cig yn Y Fenni?"

Translation:Do you eat meat in Abergavenny?

January 26, 2016

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissTeaDrinker

I am not sure this sentence is appropriate. I am a fluent Welsh speaker and it threw me. Someone who does not know the geography of Wales would have no chance


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HerrArbo

This skill is a bit odd. A few Welsh place names would get the point across, the rest could be replaced with countries as those are more memorable and perhaps more useful than a selection of random town names.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RandallMiles

I would say truly odd. Country names or more generic places would be useful. Something like "I work in the city" or "I am swimming in the lake"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ben1990-

Oh, how is breaks my heart that my hometown is simply too obscure for both learners and Welsh speakers alike!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EinarSig

I agree; country names would be a hell of a lot more useful here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roger687125

Same. And I've never known it as Y Fenni. I've always called it Abergavenny


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jehra2

there is a section where it tells you the place names they test you on in the notes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DamonLordAuthor

May it not also be "Are you eating meat in Abergavenny?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kdb119
  • 2139

Is 'Y Fenni' a familiar name for Abergavenny, along similar lines to Pompey for Portsmouth?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ben1990-

I was born there and raised in a village nearby. It is, like you assumed, a Welsh language shortening. The older form (which is still the more prominent usage by English speakers and Welsh speakers alike) IS Abergavenny: Aber (mouth of) Gafenni (river Gavenny).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ben1990-

Personally, I think we should leave a form of this question in the course (I am bias of course, being an Aber man myself.), but it could be changed to something more, how should I say, culturally appropriate?

My suggestion: 'Dych chi'n bwyta caws yn Y Fenni'? Why? Because, us Monmouthshire types are not only quite fond of our cheeses, but we're also known for our 'Y Fenni' cheese, made from mustard seeds and ale! Highly recommended.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoelGoetowski

I only eat meat in Snowhead. :þ

Learn Welsh in just 5 minutes a day. For free.