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Answering Yes/No in Welsh
I’m currently galloping through the new Duolingo Welsh course for revision and someone posted the following question:

Poor innocent new Welsh learner: In what ways can you say “yes” in Welsh?

Me: Bwa-ha-ha-ha! There are so many ways! Even in an advanced class, asking Welsh learners to answer just yes/no to questions fills everyone with horror! :)

Another experienced Welsh learner: Sorry the best I can do is give you a link because there is a lot to explain for a duolingo comment.(provides link to 8 page PDF booklet.)

Current Mood: amused amused

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From: ex_hrj Date: February 5th, 2016 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's such a lovely topic for messing with expectations about language universals.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 6th, 2016 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's so frustrating that native speakers just do it automatically, even children. But when you haven't grown up with it, it's not at all easy.
peadarog From: peadarog Date: February 6th, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the same in Irish :)
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