Girl and boy

I am now on Level 2 Challenge 2 and i am having difficulty saying Hogan and Hogyn.

Although I am not a welsh speaker, i went to school here and always used bachgen and geneth and can’t get them out of my head. I am in my 70s so school was a long time ago.

Any feedback would be great

It’s fine to use bachgen instead of hogyn and geneth instead of hogan if that’s what you’re used to, and just keep hogyn and hogan in mind for when you hear other people use them :slight_smile:

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Many thanks

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The way I think of it is that bachgen = boy and geneth = girl while hogyn = lad and hogan = lass. So they’re just different ways of saying the same thing. That might not be strictly correct or equivalent, but it helps me to remember which is which.

Meanwhile over in the NE of Wales, Myfanwy Alexander uses “cog” for boy. So everyone will understand you if you use what you’re used to, and you can just be aware of alterative words when you hear them.