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Welsh Mutations

I haven't reached a point in the Welsh course where I've encountered a mutation or shift, which when I first heard about it, I kind of got nervous. Is it similar to Lenitions and Eclipsis from Irish if anyone knows what I am talking about? If so, when does it occur?

January 29, 2016

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Not until lesson 17, it's a bit easier in Welsh as we really only have one main mutation, it's similar to lenitions or consonant softening, anyway it's all explained in the notes of unit 17.

January 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pancakes-R-Us

Thank you very much!

January 29, 2016

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

When I started learning Welsh, we tackled mutations early on. I'm glad we did as it gave me confidence when meeting new forms which triggered mutations. Perhaps if you're anxious, you can read up on mutations online and not be intimidated at all when you get to them in the tree :)

January 29, 2016

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Thank you!

January 29, 2016

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

I speak Welsh fluently and used this page last year to improve my mutations. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literary_Welsh_morphology).

January 31, 2016

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

Beware that the diagram is wrong (or at least, doesn't match the table) - it says that l lenites to ll but I think it's the other way around.

January 31, 2016

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

Ll mutates to L.

January 31, 2016

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

Thanks. I had "corrected" the error in the diagram while typing my comment, without noticing it.

I've edited it now to read what the diagram says, which is the wrong one. Thanks for confirming the right one.

January 31, 2016
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