There are many ways of replying in the affirmative, I am afraid! But specific to your question:
ydy - “yes, it is / he is / she is” ydw - “yes, I am”
Ydy’r gath o dan y bwrdd? (Yes) - Is the cat under the table? (Ydy) Wyt ti o dan y bwrdd hefyd? (Yes) - Are you under the table too? (Ydw) Oes na gi o dan y bwrdd efo chdi? (Yes) - Is there a dog under the table with you? (Oes)
You are spot on! You can use “ydw” for the 2nd person as well as yourself.
Just to add to the confusion (mua ha ha ha haaah!), we use “ydyn” for “ni” and “nhw”! Seriously though, if you’re not that far into the course yet @gavinM then DONT WORRY! When you reach this far it’ll be plain sailing for you!
Thank you, but don’t be. Go and read here Tatjana - Progress reports and you’ll see there’s nothing to be impressed about. What I’ve answered here in this topic is something what one should know if you wake him/her in the middle of the night especially after so much material I already went through.
“Ydw” is yes to questions such as “Wyt ti eisiau cwrw?”, “Ydach chi’n mynd?”. etc. So the questions tend to be in the 2nd person, the answers are in the 1st person, typically, unless you are talking to yourself
Not only a Slovenian habit, Tatjana, but a South African one as well! “Ja” is “yes” in the Afrikaans language, and I keep finding myself answering in the affirmative with “ja”. (Even though Afrikaans is not my first language, and I haven’t lived in SA for more than 30 years). Old habits die hard!