"Ydy o"

Translation:Is he

4/4/2016, 10:46:11 AM

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I wrote "he is" and it got accepted, so which is it ?

4/4/2016, 10:46:11 AM

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It depends on the sentence, although to avoid confusion we have actually deleted 'ydy o' as a sentence fragment and if shouldn't have appeared.

'Ydy o eisiau siocled?' = Does he want/Is he wanting chocolate? In this case 'ydy' indicates a question.

Dewi Lingo ydy o. = He is Dewi Lingo. although literally it would still be 'Dewi Lingo is he' as a statement.

So the answer to your question is that literally 'Ydy o' always means 'is he' but transposing to English can give you either 'is he' or 'he is'.

Hope that makes sense.

4/4/2016, 12:06:07 PM

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I just now encountered it exactly as such ("ydy o") in the dialects skill via the android app. Does it take time for such deletions to take effect?

4/11/2016, 12:24:08 PM

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OK thanks so I suppose it comes down to context, right ?

4/4/2016, 1:40:46 PM

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Yes, like lots of Welsh phrases context is very important.

4/5/2016, 5:44:30 AM

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Ok thank you.

4/5/2016, 6:11:05 AM

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I thought the statement 'he is' was 'mae o- ' and the question 'ydy o'-

4/25/2016, 1:13:06 PM

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Does 'o' in this example just a variant of 'e'? Can 'ydy e' 'ydy o' be used interchangeably depending on what dialect you are going for?

7/27/2016, 3:12:05 PM

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I live in North Wales and they only say 'o' so it obviously is regional. I think 'e' would be for the South.

7/27/2016, 3:55:36 PM
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