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"Dw i'n hoffi daearyddiaeth."

Translation:I like geography.

February 2, 2016



Dw i ddim yn hoffi daearyddiaeth!



I love the word for geography! It sounds similar to the word for music, can this word be broken down into smaller particles that have meaning on their own in the same way english and maybe romance languages can have an '-ology " suffix to mean "the study of" ?


daear "earth" + -ydd "-ist" (as in "chemist, psychologist, economist" i.e. a person) + -iaeth "-ness" (i.e. an abstract noun) > "geographer-ness"

cerdd "music" + -or (person) + -iaeth again > "musician-ness"

However the usual word for "-ology" is -oleg: technoleg, bioleg, terminoleg, anthropoleg etc. Sometimes you just see -eg for "the study of" too: cemeg "chemistry", ffiseg "physics", daeareg "geology", perianneg "engineering" and so on.


Terrific word.

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