"Dw i'n gweithio yn Efrog Newydd"

Translation:I work in New York

January 30, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Alkimeer

Efrog doesn't really match its linguistic ties to neighboring English. But is does mean New York (with the 'newydd'). And there's a town in central England named York. So it would just be named Efrog.

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Indeed, York is Efrog: https://cy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efrog

The link is "Eboracum", I think.

Which would probably have turned into something like "Everwick", I think, if the Norse hadn't come and called it "Jorvik" which later became "York" :)

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NicDafis

I'd use Caer Efrog for the town of York, and Swydd Efrog for Yorkshire.

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonlang_

Why not just Efrog for York and Sir Efrog for Yorkshire?

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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York and its parent county Yorkshire are traditionally considered as being in the North of England.

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
  • 1414

If you glanced at Google/Apple maps etc and thought it looks fairly central, you probably overlooked the Scottish border. The Scots won't thank you for that! :-)

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kdb119
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New York, Effrog Newydd, so good they named ot twice! :-) couldn't resist, sorry.

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wenrisfolf

Start spreadin' the news

I'm leavin' today

I want to be a part of it:

Efrog Newydd, Efrog Newydd

July 25, 2017
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