"Ie, mae'n ddigyffwrdd."

Translation:Yes, it's contactless.

February 22, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/crush

What is the context for this sentence?

February 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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...

February 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/crush

You mean like waving a card and it automatically pays? RFID tags and that sort of stuff?

February 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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.)

September 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

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

September 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Estel785882

Diolch.

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

September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc
  • 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.
September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

I love the word bechingalw!

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Estel785882

Diolch!

September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterCross7

In the North we've been taught to say "Ia" rather than "Ie".

There was no option to 'report a problem'.

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

It is the same word. Ia just represents a local pronunciation.

Except for a very few words, this course does not cover dialect spellings or pronunciations.

October 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/shwmae

That's odd, as that's what's taught on beginners' courses in the north.

December 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OwainLlyfr

Indeed.

August 9, 2018
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