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  5. "Ti oedd y cyntaf i gyrraedd."

"Ti oedd y cyntaf i gyrraedd."

Translation:You were the first to arrive.

April 5, 2016



What is up with this sentence structure? The subject is before the verb!? And the verb is in the third person?


Completely normal - the sentence is an emphatic one, so the thing being emphasised, the subject in this case, comes to the front. And in this case that means that the verb is in the third person. It is much the same as saying, in awkwardly-phrased English, 'You it was who arrived first'.

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