"Dw i eisiau dysgu Cymraeg."

Translation:I want to learn Welsh.

January 26, 2016

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Euanjoc8

I'm confused about the verb 'to be' in Welsh. I looked it up and found this website https://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/fun/welsh/Lesson02.html. It says 'I am' is rydw and 'you are' is rwyt. But this has 'dw' without the 'ry'- could someone explain this to me please?

July 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkBennett6

There is more than one form. "I am" could be "rydw i", "rwy", "dw i", "wi" or even "yr wyf i". Welsh has different levels of formality and a major division between its southern and northern dialects. Don't worry about these variations as a learner. You can just follow whichever form you find in a course and get used to using that one. The variants can come later.

July 18, 2016

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

why are northern variants such as "isio" not acceptable? - could have sworn I'm able to use them elsewhere on the course...

July 20, 2019

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

isio is in several alternative answers here.

July 20, 2019
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