"Who is the eldest?"

Translation:Pwy yw'r hyna?

May 13, 2017



Older = henach, oldest = hyna(f)?

or are hynach and/or hena(f) also acceptable?

November 14, 2017

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The two possible patterns (with the less common in brackets) here are :- (older/elder) = 'hŷn' '(henach') ; (oldest/eldest) 'hyna(f)' (hena(f)).

November 14, 2017


Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but could you translate 'who is the eldest' as 'pwy sy'n y hyna?' I offered that as an option but it wasn't accepted.

May 13, 2017


We ask:

  • Pwy sy'n hen? - Who is old?

When it could be anybody. But we ask

  • Pwy ydy'r hynaf - Who is the eldest?

Because it will be a specific individual

  • Pwy sy'n athro cemeg? - Who is a chemistry teacher?
  • Pwy ydy'r athro cemeg? Mae'r labordy ar dân! - Who is the chemistry teacher? The lab is on fire!
May 13, 2017
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