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

I am in need of some help...

I am confused as to the difference between "Dw i" and "Dw i'n". Also what the difference between "Dych chi" and "Dych chi'n" are.

February 8, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

In order to use them with a verb, you have to put an yn in between. It can’t really be translated, but it is necessary to use the pronouns with the verb. After vowels, this yn get’s shortened to only ’n, e.g. dw i means ’I am’ and if you want to say ’I am playing’ you have to say dw i’n chwarae.

February 8, 2016

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

I get it now, thank you very much :)

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

Note that you leave it out with e.g. eisiau.

February 8, 2016

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

all right, thank you again :)

February 8, 2016

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

And also with wedi: Dwi wedi, not Dwi'n wedi.

February 8, 2016

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

Explanation of 'yn' and 'wedi' part way down the page here - https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13413124

February 8, 2016

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

I also do not get the difference between "allan" and "ma's" , it seems like they are used in the same type of sentences.

February 10, 2016

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

There is no difference in meaning between allan and ma's - both mean 'out'. Allan is perhaps used more widely, while ma's is more of a dialect variation in south and south-east Wales.

February 10, 2016
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