"Rhaid i fi gofio bwyta."
Translation:I must remember to eat.
February 6, 2016
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Are there words like these - gofio = to remember, anghofio = to forget, adding 'an' in front of a word to make it opposite or is this just a coincidence?
Yes, an- is a prefix to make opposites. It takes nasal mutation, e.g. c becomes ngh (cofio "remember", anghofio "forget"), t becomes nh (teg "beautiful", annheg "unfair; unbeautiful, inelegant), p becomes mh etc.
The -n of an- sometimes disppears, hence anghofio rather than annghofio.
Another nice one is trefn "order, system" and anhrefn "disorder, chaos". Yr Anhrefn were a Welsh punk band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYs0xsXIYWw