"Ga i ofyn cwestiwn?"

Translation:May I ask a question?

3/27/2016, 2:50:43 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/NoelGoetowski
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Ydw, dach chi naw. :)

3/27/2016, 2:50:43 AM

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If 'ga i' is to do with the verb for possession, then where is the possession in this sentence? "Can I possess to ask a question?" Can someone please help.

8/26/2016, 1:58:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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cael is not just for possession but also for "get, receive"... compare the English usage of "I got to see him" for "I was allowed to see him, I had the opportunity to see him". So you could think of this as "Do I get to ask a question? = May I ask a question?"

8/26/2016, 4:51:30 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ash473779
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That makes perfect sense, although I still don't really understand how "get" fits into even the English sentence hehe, A Slovakian friend of mine once replied (while he was in the early stages of learning English) "What do you have two of?" when I had previously said "I have too." It's curious how both English and Welsh kinda use this, I wonder if other languages do?

Thanks anyway buddy :)

8/26/2016, 7:06:01 PM
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