"Dw i eisiau dysgu Cymraeg."

Translation:I want to learn Welsh.

January 26, 2016



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


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


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


isio is in several alternative answers here.

July 20, 2019
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