"Llyfr"

Translation:A book

2 years ago

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Is the pronunciation accurate for North and South?

2 years ago

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It is a neutral accent.

There are many, many accents across Wales, and 4-6 main Welsh dialects depending on which books you read. 'North' vs 'south' is an over-simplification.

A friend yesterday said that his mother even claimed to be able tell from what part of her village someone came by their use of the language.

2 years ago

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Well, people keep saying this to me but I feel there's definitely a North/South divide. I think you can definitely tell quite precisely where someone is from by their accent. Anyway, I feel that the pronunciation in Anglesey is more like /ˈɬəvr/ but I may be trippin'.

2 years ago

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There's also definitely a distinct difference, at least with pronunciation, between Neath and Cardiff.

2 years ago

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This is the standard pronunciation of this word, in fact it's pretty universal throughout Wales. As far as I know there is not much variation in the pronunciation of 'llyfr'.

2 years ago

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Does this word to to Welsh via French?

1 year ago

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Quite likely that both llyfr and livre come from the Latin librum.

1 year ago

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Why is it insisting the word must be capitalized?

1 year ago

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Probably a glitch in the Duo system. If it keeps happening, please raise a ‘Duolingo bug report’ (searching for those words on the web will lead you to the on-line form).

1 year ago
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