"Prynhawn dydd Mercher"

Translation:Wednesday afternoon

January 1, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/FrostBlaze5265

Why are saturn and mercury even options? This is days of the week!

February 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Some of the days of the week are named after Roman gods, as are most of the planets and some months.

So for example Mawrth is Mars (the god or the planet), dydd Mawrth is Tuesday, and mis Mawrth is March.

So Tuesday is literally "Mars's day" and March is literally "Mars's month".

English does the same but mostly with Germanic gods (e.g. Tiw's day = Tuesday, Thor's day = Thursday). But for Saturn's day = Saturday, we use the Roman name as well.

It's just hidden a bit more than it is in Welsh.

February 25, 2017
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