Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
sian, west wales Lyr/Chords Req: Ar Lan Y Mor (43) RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ar Lan Y Mor 30 Jul 10

Technically, it's a "suffixed conjunctive pronoun ... to support or emphasise a prefixed or infixed pronoun,"* e.g. fy nghariad innau - my (own) love.   In spoken form, the 'fy' is quite often dropped and 'innau' becomes 'inne' in some dialects.

The conjunctive form is particularly emphatic (hence my addition of 'own' above). If the preceding word ended in 'f' it would be 'finnau'; or if in a vowel, 'finnau' or 'minnau'.

a.k.a. Emphatic Pesonal Pronouns.

Thus endeth the lesson ...


* A Guide to Correct Welsh, Morgan D Jones

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.