"Dy gar di."

Translation:Your car.

March 17, 2016

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Limbo63

What is the reason for the 'di'?

March 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ieuan-Jones

It's not necessary, but in colloquial Welsh pronouns are often doubled. Ei gar e or Fy nghar i, being other examples.

March 17, 2016

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

Actually it's the other way around. "Dy gar di" is more formal and "Dy gar" is less formal.

March 17, 2016

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

No. Whereas "dy gar di" and "dy gar" are both used in the colloquial language, the "di" is found much less frequently in the formal language. It'd only be used very occasionally, mostly for emphasis or to fit the metre in such things as poetry.

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ieuan-Jones

Corrected, thanks. Thought I'd heard the other way from somewhere.

March 17, 2016

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

You did. It was correct.

February 13, 2017

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

No it's fine. Dal ati / Keep up the good work!

February 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ieuan-Jones

Hehe changed back, diolch. My bad for trying to talk so confidently about things I don't fully know about (-:

February 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ash473779

How would I know if it's not saying 'your black car'?

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacAGC
February 17, 2017

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

Neis!

February 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmcode
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In South Wales you wouldn't it's exactly the same sound however in North Wales 'u' has a different more nasal sound, similar to French, so you could tell the difference.

February 13, 2017

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

It isn't more nasal in North Wales. The tongue is just slightly further back (and possibly lower) in the mouth. It isn't found in any variety of French that I'm aware of. It's the sound of Romanian î or Russian ы and similar to some varieties of Swedish i.

February 13, 2017
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