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"Shwmae, pwy sy 'na?"

Translation:Hello, who is there?

July 28, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SusanWoods0

I believe my answer of S'mae is correct also.


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

Did you get this as a listening exercise? (Since this sentence discussion is for a Welsh to English translation, I think the only situation where Welsh text would be expected would be a listening exercise.)

As far as I know, it's not possible to include variants for listening exercises. You have to type what the voice says... not a synonym that you yourself might use but that's pronounced differently. So Shwmae/S'mae, fo/fe, isio/eisiau etc. have to be entered the way the voice says it.


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S'mae etc are three of the 14 accepted alternatives here


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

Is this what you'd say when answering the phone?


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

Yes, and you respond with "X sy 'ma".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Walk-to-Bala

I don't understand the "sh" I thought the equivalent of the English "sh" sound in Welsh was "si" as in siop.


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

There is actually a spelling "siwmae" of this word, but "shwmae" seems to be more common. Why? I don't know. Raisins.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Walk-to-Bala

I submitted siwmae on the basis that I assumed you would spell it that way but the programme marked it incorrect.


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

This course is designed to teach you only the Welsh that you will most likely encounter, and as "shwmae" is far more common than "siwmae", there was no point of having "siwmae" as an accepted spelling, as you might as well just learn the "shwmae" spelling. "sh" seems to be used in newer words, especially loanwords, whereas only "si" is present in old words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steffi394163

I submitted 'sut mae', something I have seen written quite a lot but it was not accepted as correct.


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'Sut mae' is accepted here, these are the three variants possible:-

Sut mae, pwy sy yno?

Sut mae, pwy sy yna?

Sut mae, pwy sy 'na?

Punctuation is not usually essential.

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