"There's a new culture in Wales where young people want to speak Welsh."

Translation:Mae diwylliant newydd yng Nghymru lle mae pobl ifanc eisiau siarad Cymraeg.

July 23, 2016



Why mae instead of... uh... whatever the correct conjugation of ydy is?

July 23, 2016


Both mae and ydy/yw are parts of the conjugation of the present tense of bod (being, to be).

  • mae is used to start simple statements - Mae hi'n bwrw glaw, for example - and including those, like one above, describing the existence of things - 'there is...' - Mae arth yn yr ardd.
  • ydy/yw is used in emphatic statements where the sentence starts with a noun or an adjective is being emphasised - Athro ydy e, for example.
July 23, 2016
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