Do you always use cantores to refer to a female singer, or can you also use canwr? If you need to refer to multiple singers of mixed gender, what plural do you use?
The plural used typically the masculine term so canwr would be used, though typically you would refer to them seperately "canwr a gantores," I BELIEVE canwr can be used to refer to a female though you won't typically hear native welsh speakers do so.
They will all rally around and support his recovery. Swansea is quite a dangerous place though.
Slightly bizarre question here about emphasis --
I understand why this is 'ydy' and not 'mae'. She's not actually doing anything, she is being identified as my favourite singer. No problems there (for once).
But I've always been taught, when talking about my family to say 'Roedd fy hen Nain chwaer Ellis' -- but then surely, following the structure of this sentence, the emphasis should be: 'Chwaer Ellis roedd fy Hen Nain' ??
When talking about a name/job/role/relationship the emphatic pattern is usual and is the one taught on Welsh for Adults courses. The unemphatic pattern still communicates the point, or it might even be that you want to emphasis the 'was' for some reason.
Ah, thanks! So would 'Chwaer Ellis roedd fy Hen Nain' sound more natural?