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"Dych chi'n hoffi Casnewydd?"

Translation:Do you like Newport?

January 29, 2016

11 Comments


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

Cas (Castle) + Newydd (New) = Newport?

Can someone explain to me the etymology please?


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

From the Wikipedia page: "Newport has been a port since medieval times, when a castle was built by the Normans."

There are a lot of Welsh place names that don't necessarily match their English equivalents.

In this case the castle and port simply arrived together.


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

I did before I went there . . .


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

A lot of Welsh place names have been Anglicised or as my dad says "B*dised" by the English to make them easier to pronounce so they don't translate directly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarahlp6409

Bastardized? That's a common linguistic process. It usually occurs with slang, pidgin, and Creole, but also place names.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ash473779

Sorry about that buddy, on behalf of all English people :( The Welsh names sound way cooler


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OliverRees6

doing welsh place names is absolute hell


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

Nac ydw. Dyn Marlboro dw i.


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

Concrete jumble, nothing in order, not far from the border.

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