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"Gwlad fawr ydy America."

Translation:America is a big country.

July 19, 2016

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

Is this word order to provide emphasis?


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Yes exactly.

You could have a sentence Mae America yn wlad fawr which would be simply descriptive (America is a big country)

By changing the word order you introduce emphasis which is not so easy to show in written English.

(something like 'America IS a big country)


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

Would it be corrrect here to translate "gwlad" as "nation" rather than "country"?


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No. That would probably be cenedl, depending on the context and meaning intended.


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

what about "America is a big land"?


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Well, it's possible, but it sounds odd in comparison with 'a big country'.

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