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"Dw i'n meddwl taw Sioned yw'r dala."

Translation:I think that Sioned is the tallest.

July 28, 2016



How do you know whether to use mai or taw?

Is it a North/South thing?


mai is used very widely. taw is more common in some south and west Wales dialects.


No. This is explained in the notes for this section, 'Comparing3'.

mai/taw is a special particle used to introduce an emphatic clause following phrases such as 'I think/said/ believe/know that....'. - in that particular context you could think of it as the 'that'.

It is not a verb or verb-noun at all, and so nothing to do with mae. The clause that is introduced by mai/taw has to include its own verb.

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