June 27, 2016

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Are all the synonyms for this word accepted? Like, juvenile, puerile, others I can’t think of off the top of my head…


No, the course has no underlying automated thesaurus or dictionary. The range of Welsh and English vocabulary is based on that used in the already established, basic 'Welsh for Adults' courses taught in Wales.

Similarly, the course sticks to colloquial language forms and structures - Welsh has sometimes very different forms used in more formal speech and writing, and the course does not address those. Neither does it address any except very widely heard dialect structures and vocabulary.


Is the tss stress (first syllable) correct here [pléntynnaidd]?


Is this another case where higher pitch does not mean greater stress? - as shwmae was explaining in another (fascinating) thread. Still trying to get my ears to rewire my neural pathways on that one! Though it may account for why I found it so hard when I started learning Welsh to hear where the stress falls in 'diddorol' .


Based on the Welsh I've encountered when visiting NW Wales and the Welsh I've heard on Radio Cymru and S4C the pitch isn't really linked to stress in Welsh. In the northwest the highest pitch is usually on the last syllable (which is completely unstressed). Based on what I've heard the stress seems to be marked by a slightly louder (not necessarily higher) syllable, but I'm far from sure. It might be my Swedish ears tricking me (as that's the way stress is usually marked in Swedish).

Hoping one of the nice natives will correct me.

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