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...
You mean like waving a card and it automatically pays? RFID tags and that sort of stuff?
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.)
Depending on how the unseen question was phrased, it could be either Ie or Ydy. Either is accepted here.
What kind of question phrasing would go with each kind of response?
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 â cherdyn? Cewch, wrth gwrs, mae'r teclyn newydd 'ma'n ddigyffwrdd.
In the North we've been taught to say "Ia" rather than "Ie".
There was no option to 'report a problem'.
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.