What exactly causes the soft mutation of gweithio? I know that pronouns tend to cause a mutation, but is there a reason?
It is not actually the pronoun that causes the mutation, although it can often look like it.
A conjugated ('short-form') verb such as hoffwn causes soft mutation of its object - here the object is gweithio. (The subject is i.):
- Hoffwn i weithio - I would like to work
- Hoffwn i gar newydd - I would like a new car (c -> g)
- Bwytodd Dewi fara - Dewi ate some bread (b-> f)
Just wondering, can I use the conditional of these verbs to order stuff (like in a bar for example) or do people only use the future of cael for that? I mean, could I say: "Hoffwn i gwrw" or do people only say "Ga i gwrw?" ?