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  5. "Araf deg mae dal iâr."

"Araf deg mae dal iâr."

Translation:Nice and slow catches a hen.

April 12, 2016



Is this a saying that is equivalent to "Slow and steady wins the race"?


Yes - a much better idiomatic translation than Duo's!

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    In my experience, nice and slow lets the hen get away


    Is the 'deg' a softly mutated 'teg', meaning the adjective "fair"/"just"/"impartial"/"unbiased"?

    If so, then the two adjectives are not separated by the conjunction "and" (I mean 'a' in Welsh). Is this what causes the soft mutation of 'teg'? (I recall that adjectives that come before nouns cause soft mutations, such as 'hen'.)

    Lastly, is this an emphatic sentence, since the verb is not first? If so, how come it doesn't take the form 'ydy'/'yw' instead of 'mae'?

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