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"Prifddinas"

Translation:A capital city

October 26, 2016

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

Prifddinas comes from prif ("chief", borrowed from Latin prīmus, "first") and dinas ("city", augmentative of din ["fortress"], and related to English down ["hill; field; tract of sandy land near the sea"]).


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

That is true, but it doesn't make "capital" incorrect. As a previous person said, most native English speakers would say that Cardiff is the capital of Wales - the "city" unnecessary


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew211782

Is the "s" silent here? It sounds like prifddina, which doesn't look right, knowing the make-up of the word.


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

I'm pretty sure Welsh doesn't do silent letters.

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