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Month of July?

I was learning the months and copying them down as I went, when I realized I had only eleven of them - I didn't have July. In all my reviews of the course, July has not come up. Maybe I'm missing it, but I think it's actually missing from the course. So, what is the Welsh for "July?"

February 6, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

Tips & notes: mis Gorffennaf = July

February 6, 2017

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Thank you - I saw this word in one of the sentence completion multiple choices (in one of the "incorrect" answers), so I thought that was probably it, but it is never actually given as a vocabulary word in the course, and was never used in any of the reviews. What is the pronunciation?

February 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

To hear a real-voice recording of many words just look them up on www.gweiadur.com . If there is a little speaker symbol next to the word, just click that to hear somebody saying the word. (The entry for gorffennaf has the symbol.)

February 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete

It is listed in Lesson 2 of the Months skill and also given in the Tips & Notes section of that skill and I definitely remember it bein includes in sentences so it is definitely not missing from the course. Oh and I found that the lessons introducing the months were nearly always intruduced in three months so if July was missing then two other months would also be missing.

February 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

I believe the course used to include Gorffenaf, with only one N -- when they removed the misspelling, the month disappeared.

I'm not sure whether it's possible to add new words (e.g. the correctly-spelled Gorffennaf) at this stage; I think it might only be possible to add new sentences for existing words.

So July can probably only be taught through the Tips+Notes at this point but I'm sure the course contributors will be including it again in any future version of the tree that may appear.

February 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/asphaltsun

Thank you - I knew I wasn't crazy. I went through them all and I was like "Nope, there are only eleven here."

February 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

If you don't know IPA, then the only thing you have to keep in mind is that a double F in Welsh sounds like an English F, but a single F sounds like an English V, so it's pronounced something like "gor-fen-nav"

If you do know IPA, I say it kind of like this: /gorfɜn'nav/

February 6, 2017

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Diolch!

February 6, 2017
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