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"Ie, mae'n ddigyffwrdd."

Translation:Yes, it's contactless.

February 22, 2016

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

What is the context for this sentence?


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

Probably a contactless payment system, or a contactless entry system, or a keyless ignition system on Ceri Lingo's car. The Lingo family have all the latest technology...

Contactless payment by card for small amounts is very common in Britain.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Estel785882

Why is "ie" the word for "yes" in this context? (There may have been an explanation somewhere but I'm not sure where to look for it.)


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Depending on how the unseen question was phrased, it could be either Ie or Ydy. Either is accepted here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Estel785882

Diolch.

What kind of question phrasing would go with each kind of response?


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  • Ydy hwnna'n un o'r teclynau talu newydd 'na? Ydy, mae e'n ddigyffwrdd. - Is that one of those new payment gadgets? Yes, it's contactless. (A normal, unemphatic question)

  • O, bechingalw newydd yw hwnna? Ie, mae e'n ddigyffwrdd. - Oh, a new thingymabob is it? Yes, it's contactless. (An emphatic question)

You could devise other shapes of q&a, too.:

  • Ga i dalu รข cherdyn? Cewch, wrth gwrs, mae'r teclyn newydd 'ma'n ddigyffwrdd.

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

I love the word bechingalw!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marc41177

I'd love it if "O, bechingalw newydd yw hwnna? Ie, mae e'n ddigyffwrdd." were actually one of the course sentences.


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

Surely 'Ie' can mean 'yeah'?

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