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Rwyt ti and Wyt ti

I have done some of the Say Something in Welsh course, as I know many people here have (southern version) and this introduces 'wyt ti' for 'you are'. I've not come across 'rwyt ti' at all in those lessons (so far). So for me my automatic response is to use wyt ti.

Are there different occasions that you would use rwyt vs wyt? Is wyt just used more in spoken Welsh for example?

I guess it is the same with dach and dych - when do you use which? Is one north and one south?

Also, is chi formal you or just plural you?

March 3, 2016


  • Personally, I've always used Wyt ti for Are you, and Rwyt ti for You are. I have no idea how correct that is, someone fluent might want to completely correct me on that.

  • Yup, you're right. Dach chi is more Northern, and Dych chi is more Southern. In case you ever come across them, Rydych/Ydych mean the same thing too.

  • Chi is formal and plural you. Ti is single/familiar you; and since Chdi comes up on Duolingo sometimes too, that means You too.

Actually, on the topic of Say Something in Welsh, how are you finding it? I've tried doing it, but it seems a bit slow for my tastes (and I miss seeing the spellings/hearing the grammar), but would love to know how it is when you get further in!

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There is a full list in the notes for Wanting2 in the course. As others have commented in speech people shorten words and the meaning is usually conveyed using context and intonation. So for example -you are going now- is 'rwyt ti'n mynd nawr' while the question is 'wyt ti'n mynd nawr?', you can use the same sentence in speech with different intonation, or even shorten to 'ti'n mynd nawr'.

Chi is formal you and also plural. For learners doing the first few units chi is easier to use.

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