"Llydaw"

Translation:Brittany

February 6, 2016

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/HeruMornie

Let me be a stupid Hungarian: what's the difference between Brittany and Britain? (Perhaps it will be a facepalm situation even for me, but I cannot recollect it for days... sorry!)

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Brittany is a region in NW France (called Bretagne in French and Hungarian). Formerly also called "Little Britain" in English.

Britain, also "Great Britain" to distinguish it from "Little Britain" or Brittany, is the island containing England, Wales, and Scotland.

See also https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brit-sziget#Elnevez.C3.A9seinek_t.C3.B6rt.C3.A9nete_.C3.A9s_haszn.C3.A1lata , which also answers the question "Hol van Kis-Britannia?"

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/HeruMornie

Thank you veeeeery much and danke schön! Yes, this is that ominous facepalm moment ... :) Have a lingot for this quick help!

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

You're welcome, but no need for a facepalm :) It's not an obvious distinction so the question was reasonable.

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/occitalan

And in Welsh, it's not even the same word at all: it's "Llydaw" for Brittany and "Prydain" for Britain.

February 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PushythePirate1

I had the same question. I thought Brittany was just another name for Britain.

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Elin.7-1

On "type what you hear" She sounds like she's saying Shidaw, not Llydaw. Even listening after correction, I'm hearing Shidaw. Is there anyway to improve this? Thx

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

It sounds fine on my desktop's built-in speaker - definitely Ll-.

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Elin.7-1

Second time through it sounded like "Ll", so it must be a system thing. Sorry to have bothered you (I tried it 4 or 5 times the first time the page came up) and thanks for checking and replying :o) Much appreciated

November 23, 2017
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