"Am wn i"

Translation:I suppose

March 7, 2016

16 Comments


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

Being asked to translate a phrase before being introduced to it and without hint menus has as much pedagogical value as being asked in which hand a pebble is being held.


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Apologies but we have no control over when Duolingo throws phrases at users, there are not even any guidelines about this, I see that there were hints underneath the phrase, was there a problem with them not appearing?


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

No problem, really. I did not know that the questions were randomized. That, of course, explains why this happens from time to time. I was using my phone and this, the first question in the lesson, did not have hints. There were hints under the subsequent questions, though sometimes in the past I have had whole lessons without hints. I had thought it was a choice of the designers, but now I realize it is just my phone. Such things never occur on my computer.


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

They should be random on your computer as well ... it's the style of Duolingo to ask you to guess at things you don't know


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

Lit. For all I know


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

What word does the "wn" come from?


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

It's from gwybod "to know" -- soft-mutated form of gwn which is the formal form for "I know".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HBee10

is that why I sometimes hear "dwn i ddim" for I don't know?


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

I'm pretty sure it is. (I also hear the abbreviated version of that, dwn i'm.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HBee10

ha ha abbreviation of the abbreviation! i like it! diolch


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

I was interested to read about hints - where are they? I use a Mac so maybe I don't get them


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

At the top of this page, the Welsh sentence Am wn i has a dotted line underneath the words.

When I move the mouse over a word and let it rest over the word (without clicking), a little window pops up with some meanings for that word, sometimes also for that word in combination with other words near it. Those are the hints.


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

On my phone even though there's no marking.... touch a word and the hint will appear. New words are bold yellow.


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

Not on my phone; all words are black.


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

Rarely they are yellow on mine, but I can still touch any black word and translation shows


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

Thanks - I've found 'em!

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