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16 October 2014
BBC - Catchphrase - Ysbyty Brynaber - Week33
Week 31 - Main grammatical points
Jenny and Arwyn, in the initial scene on the boat, use a number of command forms. Lets have a look at them:
Helpa fi - Help me
Twla fe - Throw it
Canolbwyntia - Concentrate
These three forms illustrate the regular form for second person singular commands
Generally -a is added to the stem of the verb:
edrych - edrycha
gwylio - gwylia
brysio - brysia
gwrando - gwranda
meddwl - meddylia
And as in the dialogue
helpu - helpa
twlu - twla
canolbwyntio - canolbwyntia
Note that some verbs merely use the stem of the verb
Dal yn dynn is what Jenny urges Arwyn
Other verbs have irregular forms. Arwyn says:
Dere! Dere! - Come! Come! This is the South Wales form.Jenny however shouts Tyd, Tyd Tyd or Tyrd being the North Wales form.
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