"Mae hi'n wyntog."

Translation:It is windy.

January 13, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ash473779

I wonder if 'wyntog' is related to the English word 'wind' ?

January 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Indeed it is.

gwyntog "windy" is from gwynt "wind", which is derived from the same Proto-Indo-European root *we-nt-o as English "wind" and Latin "ventus" (source of "ventilation" etc.).

January 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/leeha99

Cool!

February 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pablopublico

In Spanish we say viento, from that Latin root.

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Shrub007

Could you say 'gwyntog ydy hi'?

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Yottskry

I thought Y in the non-final syllable had more of an "uh" sound? Should it not be "wuntog" like the sound of the Y in Cymru?

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

'wy' together form a diphthong, so you take the "oo" sound of the 'w' and the "ih" sound of the 'y' and blend them together

August 15, 2018
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