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"Beth wyt ti'n ei wneud?"

Translation:What are you doing?

April 5, 2016

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

Can the 'ei' be omitted and still be good Welsh?


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

Yes definitely. Beth wyt ti'n wneud? and Beth wyt ti'n gwneud? are both absolutely fine in colloquial language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tombo.wb95

Why the possessive pronoun here?


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It refers back to the question 'what', literally 'what are you it doing', more correct English = "what is it you are doing"


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

My course book teaches 'Beth wyt ti'n wneud?' Not with the 'ei'.


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

Yes, that's more normal in colloquial language. Including the ei makes it more formal.


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

People go even further - in rapid speech the same sentence can sound like 'be ti'n neud'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KitLee12

If the ei can be omitted why does it mark it as incorrect?


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

It shouldn't. Report it. The mods are pretty good at keeping on top of things here.


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"beth wyt ti'n wneud" is one of the 17 correct answers here

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