"Draig dw i."
Translation:I am a dragon.
Don't be ridiculous, dragons are imaginary creatures!
So how would I say "I am a unicorn"?
Welsh has more freedom to move parts of the sentence about. Your suggestion is good too :) I think there is a subtle difference in emphasis when you move the "draig" bit to the front of the sentence
Is it a kind of topicalization? Like, the most important thing gets bumped to the front of the sentence as emphasis, and "dw i'n draig" would put more of an emphasis on "it is I who am a dragon", versus emphasizing that "a dragon is what I am"?
(I'm not sure when you'd want to say that, though. Maybe if a group of mythical creatures were introducing themselves?)
If you are on the web version, there is a page at the start of the lesson: "Tips and notes
Emphatic Sentences / Brawddegau Pwysleisiol
When introducing yourself in Cymraeg or when wanting to stress something, an emphatic sentence is used; that is to say, what you're stressing (emphasising) come at the beginning. For example:
I am Sioned = Sioned dw i = Sioned am I"
Yes, you're right. See the tips and notices in the first lesson (that is not available for certain platforms but is present on the web). The word order seems to be strict and very informative to me. :)
I've been so confused by the use of Dragon in the greetings and other beginner lessons. I can't work out if Draig is someone's first name like the other examples, and suddenly I'm wrong. Minor peeve.
I believe it’s because the red dragon of Cadwalad, king of Grynedd, is in the flag of the country.
Then you'd precede draig with y (and soft-mutate, I think): Y ddraig dw i.
Is there supposed to be a glottal stop in between "dw" and "i"? Or is it more connected like pronouncing it "dwee"?
I am another poster wondering why Dragon is not accepted as a name here when it was used as a name earlier. Is there a grammatical reason or is it just a flaw?
Draig is not used as a personal name in Wales. This is now mentioned in the course notes.
Then perhaps you should remove it from Duolingo, dont you think? I only started Welsh this morning but I've had the likes of Welcome, Dragon, or Good morning, Dragon about 8 times.