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"Ceri Lingo yw enw fy mam i."

Translation:My Mum's name is Ceri Lingo.

February 12, 2016

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

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


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

Sasuke Lingo, just for kicks.


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

Ceri Lingo is my mam's name?


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

What are you asking?


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

Isn't Ceri normally a male name in Welsh?


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

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


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!


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.)


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.


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

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


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.


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.

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