"The laptop"

Translation:Y gliniadur

June 6, 2016

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/harlandski

I'm finding this word hard to remember. Is it made up of several words, like the English laptop, or are the there any similar words to it?

June 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

The ending -iadur, -adur indicates something, someone, or often a book, that does something.

Here it refers to a cyfrifiadur (a 'counting thing' = a computer) working on someone's glin (lap) or pen-glin (knee). Mash them together and shorten things a bit to coin a new word gliniadur - a 'lap computer' = a laptop.

Similarly:

  • dyddiadur
  • gwyddoniadur
  • geiriadur
  • ffoadur
June 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RowenaJane

Thank you. I was wondering too. Brilliant explanation. Bendigedig even.

April 13, 2017
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