"Dw i'n yfed te yn Y Fenni."

Translation:I am drinking tea in Abergavenny.

January 29, 2016

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Abergavenny doesn't make sense when you think about it.

Y Fenni is Welsh, and so is Abergavenny, so both names are in Welsh.

January 29, 2016

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I'd say Y Fenni is more slang and Abergavenny is if you can be bothered to use that much breath

March 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abergavenny#Origins_of_the_town_and_its_name discusses the origin of the name.

Apparently, it used to be "Aber Gafenni" (which explains the English name), which then got shortened (in Welsh but not in English) to Y Fenni.

January 31, 2016
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