"rŵan"

Translation:Now

January 31, 2016

14 Comments


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

Welsh is such a cool language!


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

A few words in this section that I never use or have ever heard of. I use nawr for now


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arkelley71

Just think of it as "nawr" spelled backwards. ;-)


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

So weird that it's the same meaning when the word is spelled backwards!


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

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.


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

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!


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

Something like yn yr awr hwn or the like, I think?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anonymous3422

Nawr is South Walian, right?


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

Right, and more standard Welsh too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Acebushmaster42

why is there multiple words for now??????


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

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.


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

As they say just above this post, it's a difference between the North & South dialects


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LukeProcto6

Why can't the whole course be like this...? NW accents would help me too lol

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