"I own these."

Translation:Fi biau'r rhain.

July 11, 2016

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatthewSke1

Why is there a "yr" between "biau" and "rhain"? Is the Welsh for "these" "y rhain"?

July 11, 2016

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

The use of 'r is explained fully in the Notes to the section 'The' early in the course.

y rhain is the usual term for 'these' used on its own as in 'I'll buy these'

July 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatthewSke1

Sorry if my message wasn't clear enough. I know why "y" changed to "yr/'r" here, I didn't realise that "y rhain" was the term for "these". I had probably seen it somewhere before, but forgot it had "y" before "rhain". Thank you.

July 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatthewSke1

Sorry. Another question. Is "Fi sy biau'r rhein" a possible translation?

July 27, 2016

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

y rhein is a dialect variation of y rhain in several areas of Wales, probably reflecting its pronunciation in those areas, but y rhain is the usual spelling.

fi sy biau... and similar is common in the colloquial language, although the sy is not actually necessary.

July 27, 2016
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