"Llyfr"

Translation:A book

May 19, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaCa826187

Is the pronunciation accurate for North and South?


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

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaCa826187

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'.


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

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


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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'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ash473779

Does this word to to Welsh via French?


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zyndell2

Why is it insisting the word must be capitalized?


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

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).

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