"Ar ôl i fi fynd ar y bws."

Translation:After I go on the bus.

May 8, 2016



could someone show my why is this "after I WENT on the bus" instead of "after I GET on the bus"? I don't know how you can tell which tense to use from this sentence.

May 8, 2016


These i-dot patterns are tenseless - the tense can only be inferred from the context:

  • Ar ôl i fi fynd ar y bws i Lanidloes, roeddwn i wedi cael cinio ac wedyn mynd adref - After I had gone on the bus to Llanidloes, I had had lunch and then gone home.
  • Ar ôl i fi gael cinio, es i adref - After I had had lunch I went home.
  • Ar ôl i fi fynd ar y bws i'r Fenni, bydda i'n dal y trên i Amwythig - After I go (or 'have gone') on the bus to Abergavenny, I'll catch the train to Shrewsbury.

(To save confusion, it is common to call the letter i, 'î-dot' and the letter u, 'û-pedol' or 'û-cwpan' as they can sound the same or similar in some dialects.)

May 8, 2016
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