"Yr oren"

Translation:The orange

September 9, 2016



Is Yr used before words that start with vowels and is Y used before words that start with consonants?


Yes, but that isn't quite the full explanation -'r is an option as well. Look at the 'Hints and Tips' for the section 'The' to see when to use 'r, yr or y - you will need to use a web browser, as the Duo app does not show tips.


The (In Welsh):-

• If the word before (the), ends with a vowel, it has " 'r " added to the end of that word, regardless of what comes after it. So, if the word before doesn't end with a vowel, then:-

• "Y" is used before a word beginning with a consonant.

• "Yr" is used before a word beginning with a "H" or a vowel. ("W" and "Y" are also vowels in Welsh.)


Does one need to be subscribed to the duolingo in order to access course notes, hints & tips etc ? I have literally found no extra clues & have learnt so far by guess work & trial & error, & the odd comment has been helpful ...


No, but at present you need to use a web browser to see the notes - https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17638579


I accidently typed "er" instead of "yr" and it told me I was right anyway... Didn't even give me a typo warning.


Thanks, will do when I'm back on my desktop. :)

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