"She prefers coffee to tea."

Translation:Mae'n well gyda hi goffi na the.

2/7/2016, 3:40:14 AM

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Mae'n well gen i goffi na te
Mae'n well ganddi hi goffi na the

Why is one te and the other the?

2/7/2016, 3:40:14 AM

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Both should say "the" in the context. Please report "Mae'n well gen i goffi na te" is you see it again :)

2/29/2016, 8:33:22 PM

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I believe the is incorrect. Te is the correct Welsh word for tea.

2/28/2016, 8:37:50 PM

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But does the na cause aspirate mutation?

2/29/2016, 4:16:23 AM

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Yes, you're right - my mistake, sorry.

2/29/2016, 11:04:34 AM

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Perhaps the problem is that traditional Welsh grammar requires aspirate mutation after "na" (= than), but many Welsh-speakers do not actually apply this mutation when a t or a p follow.

2/29/2016, 8:18:04 AM

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Oh, of course. Sorry, I forgot that, silly me ;-) Thanks for the reminder. I must say I have been a bit puzzled sometimes when there hasn't been an aspirate mutation, but I guess this course is trying to keep things simple.

2/29/2016, 11:04:18 AM
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