Welsh is such a cool language!
A few words in this section that I never use or have ever heard of. I use nawr for now
Just think of it as "nawr" spelled backwards. ;-)
So weird that it's the same meaning when the word is spelled backwards!
It's a North/South thing. Rŵan in the North, nawr in the South. They're both contractions of a longer phrase that I can't remember now. Stick to using one, but you need to recognise the other when you hear it spoken by other people.
rŵan is from yr awr hon "this hour"
nawr is from yn awr "in (the/this) hour"
You sometimes see and hear yn awr in formal contexts. I hear it at the till when I go to the supermarket!
Something like yn yr awr hwn or the like, I think?
Nawr is South Walian, right?
Right, and more standard Welsh too.
why is there multiple words for now??????
Synonyms occur in every language, I think :)
Like English has "gasoline / petrol, flashlight / torch, sidewalk / pavement, fall / autumn, eraser / rubber" between US and UK, for example.
thank you :~}
As they say just above this post, it's a difference between the North & South dialects
Why can't the whole course be like this...? NW accents would help me too lol