"Ceri Lingo yw enw fy mam i."

Translation:My Mum's name is Ceri Lingo.

February 12, 2016

12 Comments


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

Let's see... Dewi Lingo, Eleri Lingo, and now Ceri Lingo? I wonder what's next!

March 1, 2016

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

Sasuke Lingo, just for kicks.

May 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joseffc70

Ceri Lingo is my mam's name?

February 12, 2016

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

What are you asking?

February 27, 2016

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

Isn't Ceri normally a male name in Welsh?

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/catface123

I've never heard of a man called Ceri, but maybe I'm too far south! :)

April 11, 2016

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

I'm from West Glamorgan. I can think of least 4 males named Ceri in my school years, and no female ones. You can look up Ceri Sweeney who played rugby for Wales. I have only come across a female Ceri in recent years and then in print not person. Maybe the tendency for women to adopt male names over time (e.g. Hilary, Beverley, Chris, Charlie) is affecting Welsh names too!

April 26, 2016

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

Cerys is female, though, isn't it? Maybe that influenced the choice of the female Ceri?

(At least, I know one female Cerys and no male ones.)

April 27, 2016

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

Cerys is indeed a Welsh female name. Ceri is a separate male name, except for one female example I came across on the internet.

April 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BlakeReynolds1

My personal trainer's name is Ceri. He's a man and from Wales

April 22, 2016

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

I've never called my mother mam, either. Mam is more of a slang, family expression rather than good gramatically correct English.

September 15, 2016

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

In Welsh "mam" IS the word for mother so it is not slang. Presumably as (standard, ruling class, south-east England) English entered Wales many Welsh people kept using mam as the word/name for their mother and it became an element of Welsh dialects in English. Incomers, along with media and school influences, are apparently reducing this Welsh dialect.

September 15, 2016
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