If I could...., I would

I have been taught (via SSiW) the following structure:

TASEN I … (If I could…), BYSEN I… (I would…)

TASET TI… (If you could…), BYSET TI… (You would…)

Can you please tell me the full structure for You Plural, He, She and they?

Also - what about the negatives and the questions??

Taswn i + Baswn i (the -en ending is equally valid)
Taset ti + Baset ti
Tasai fe/hi + Basai fe/hi
Tasen ni + Basen ni
Tasech chi + Basech chi
Tasen nhw + Basen nhw
e.g. tasen nhw’n ennill digon o arain, basen nhw’n prynu tŷ

Taswn i + Faswn i ddim (the -en ending is equally valid)
Taset ti + Faset ti ddim
Tasai fe/hi + Fasai fe/hi ddim
Tasen ni + Fasen ni ddim
Tasech chi + Fasech chi ddim
Tasen nhw + Fasen nhw ddim
e.g. tasai fe’n ennill digon o arian, fasai fe ddim prynu cwch

Taswn i + Faswn i? (the -en ending is equally valid)
Taset ti + Faset ti?
Tasai fe/hi + Fasai fe/hi?
Tasen ni + Fasen ni?
Tasech chi + Fasech chi?
Tasen nhw + Fasen nhw?
e.g. tasech chi’n ennill digon o arian, fasech chi’n prynu ceir newydd?


Can I mention the Southern variation of “bwddyn” etc for “baswn” etc. Or would you rather I didn’t? :laughing:


And isn’t another version of the Southern “byddwn i”, “fyddwn i ddim” etc?
No wonder it sometimes feels like lucky dip whenever one opens one’s mouth to speak…! :grin:


Huw. My office. Now! :confused:


Diolch Siaron. I’ll sick with what SSiW (South) is saying. i.e. Tasen + Basen etc.

Of course, I will watch out for which of the other valid structures are commonly used in my area (Carmarthenshire)




good one:laughing::rofl::rofl:

Southern version is using the bydden rather than Baswn etc isn’t it?

I live in the south and was taught Baswn I, etc. so that’s what I use.

The southern course uses bydden in place of baswn but you’ll hear both in the south, so it’s fine to just pick the one you prefer and go with that, while understanding people who use the other version.


I have recently done courses online with teachers from Cardiff and Swansea. One insisted that we should always use byddwn. The other used baswn. People have their preferences.

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