"I do not like Pwllheli."
Translation:Dw i ddim yn hoffi Pwllheli.
Are we goimg to learn licio in more exercises, or is it just being sprung in a few "select all correct answers" review questions without our having learned it?
Well, you seem to have learned it already! I am pretty certain that I have seen it in some of the main sentences in the course, though, so it will come up from time to time as an alternative to hoffi.
South and North dialect, or just part of the entire Welsh language?
my friend from north wales uses 'licio' so i taught myself to instinctively use 'hoffi' to get under his skin :).
Dydw? I have heard of Rydw, dw but not dydw? Where/when do you use dydw instead of dw?
Well it's more traditional forms really(but they're still used today). Rydw= a positive statement i.e "Rydw i'n mynd i'r siop." (I am going to the shop.) Dydw (always pared with ddim)= a negative statement i.e "Dydw i ddim yn mynd i'r siop" (I am not going to the shop.) and lastly we have Ydw= a question i.e "Ydw i'n mynd i'r siop?" (Am I going to the shop?).
All of the other pronouns have these too, not just "Fi":
Chi:Ryda(y)ch?Dyda(y)ch/Yda(y)ch (The "Y"s in the brackets are sometimes in the place of the "a" before them)
Ok, thank you very much for responding! Diolch yn fawr! Ich danke Ihnen für Ihre Antwort! ☺
Dydw i ddim... is used in negative sentences. Some people use it, some don't. Similarly dydyn ni ddim..., dydych chi ddim.
dwyt ti ddim... and dydy/dyw e ddim... are always used and dydyn nhw ddim... is often used, too.
I know that "Dydy hi/fo/fe" are always used (at least to be considered correct) because without the "Dydy" you would be using "Mae" instead which is the positive word.
Don't really see the relevance of the other comments ... I was just going to ask why the yn is in the sentence but not in the English translation.
Because English has no equivalent for "yn". It is an untranslatable verbal particle that connects a form of "Bod" to a noun, verb-noun or adjective. EDIT: most of the other comments refer to "Licio" an alternative word for "To like".
Thanks I was wondering how come people were discussing what looks like them, they, he she it etc when we're only just learning I and you... unless this sentence comes in another unit that is. Hope I don't have to get my head round all this other stuff yet.