"Sioned is the tallest."

Translation:Sioned yw'r dala.

May 28, 2016



Is "mae sioned y dala" really wrong?

May 28, 2016


Afraid so, for a couple of reasons:

  • Sentences which have the superlative (-est) describing the subject (Sioned) are always (almost) emphatic in Welsh, so the thing being emphasised (Sioned) is put at the front of the sentence - Sioned yw'r dala. This emphatic construction is much more commonly used in Welsh than in English.

  • Mae Sioned yn dal - Sioned is tall (note the need for yn in yn dal to link Sioned and t/dal)

May 28, 2016
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