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the long seconds between question and answer

Postby mungy » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:09 pm

We have carers come here a few times a day to care for my wifes needs. They often ask me "ti'n iawn?" I usually rely on "wedi blino" or "ofnadwy" as it's usually early morning when I see them, or before I have my coffee, so it's almost always genuine :mrgreen:

Today she had an afternoon call and I was asked "ti'n iawn?" 10 seconds of thinking produced "dwi ddim yn gwybod" which is probably true.

The other day I was asked "ti'n iawn" and I said "I feel as rough as a badgers arse, but don't know how to say that in Welsh" She did tell me, but alas I didn't retain it :mrgreen:
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Re: the long seconds between question and answer

Postby jstetson » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:55 pm

mungy wrote:The other day I was asked "ti'n iawn" and I said "I feel as rough as a badgers arse, but don't know how to say that in Welsh" She did tell me, but alas I didn't retain it :mrgreen:

Pity, I'd love to know. :smile:
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Re: the long seconds between question and answer

Postby Soap Distant » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:12 pm

Dw i'n teimlo mor arw a broch pen-ôl. :D

(Words for 'rough' and 'badger' might be open for debate (as might the rest of it)).
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Re: the long seconds between question and answer

Postby cap » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:20 pm

A badger is Moch Daear (I've seen it on roadsigns, warning of badgers on the road!) literally Pig of the earth
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Re: the long seconds between question and answer

Postby RobertBruce » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:34 pm

Soap Distant wrote:Dw i'n teimlo mor arw a broch pen-ôl. :D

(Words for 'rough' and 'badger' might be open for debate (as might the rest of it)).


I think garw would work. Mochyn daear is more popular for badger 'round our way. Your mileage may vary according to location within Wales, however.

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Re: the long seconds between question and answer

Postby jstetson » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:38 pm

RobertBruce wrote:Dw i'n teimlo mor arw â phen ôl mochyn daear.

'Daear' is the sort of word that proves Aran's point about reading ruining your accent. How are you supposed to pronounce that anyway? Could badgers be involved in the advanced course, do you think?
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Re: the long seconds between question and answer

Postby cap » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:45 pm

jstetson wrote:
RobertBruce wrote:Dw i'n teimlo mor arw â phen ôl mochyn daear.

'Daear' is the sort of word that proves Aran's point about reading ruining your accent. How are you supposed to pronounce that anyway?[/quote]

I think if you break it up into dae-ar, ae is pronounced 'eye' (I think :dafad: )
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Re: the long seconds between question and answer

Postby Soap Distant » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:48 pm

RobertBruce wrote:pen ôl mochyn daear.

Gah, the wrong way round! I always doubt myself (or get it plain wrong) when it comes to this type of possessive structure, I suppose because it's the complete opposite of what I've been using for the past 29-odd years.
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Re: the long seconds between question and answer

Postby Aran » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:51 pm

Soap Distant wrote:
RobertBruce wrote:pen ôl mochyn daear.

Gah, the wrong way round! I always doubt myself (or get it plain wrong) when it comes to this type of possessive structure, I suppose because it's the complete opposite of what I've been using for the past 29-odd years.


And because we've done very little on this, apart from the ci ifanc - although you should find that a few extra runs-through of the colours vocab lesson will start to build up your adjectival muscles...:wink:
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Re: the long seconds between question and answer

Postby HarmonicNature » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:51 pm

jstetson wrote:'Daear' is the sort of word that proves Aran's point about reading ruining your accent. How are you supposed to pronounce that anyway?


I'm pretty sure that it would be pronounced "deye-ar", with the the "ae" ("eye") sound separate from the "ar." :smile:
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