There’s a sentence at 14:48 ‘The oldest told me that you needed something’ which I would have thought should be ‘Dwedodd yr hynaf wrth i bod eisiau i ti rhywbeth’ but actually sounds like ‘Dwedodd yr hynaf wrth i bod eisiau rhywbeth yna ti’
Please could someone explain why this is and is it yna ti that I’m hearing or something else?
What you’re hearing is “arnat ti” (which is ar + ti).
With the eisiau construction here, the eisiau is acting like a noun (i.e. “a need”) rather than a verb (i.e. “to need”), so what happens in Welsh is this -
When the need is for an action (another verb) use “i” so e.g. Dwedodd yr hynaf wrtha i bod eisiau i ti ffonio - The oldest told me that you needed to phone
When the need is for a thing (another noun), we literally say that the need is on you, and use “ar” (but “ar” needs to conjugate to some pronouns) so that’s why it’s “eisiau rhywbeth arnat ti” in your example above.
Diolch yn fawr - that’s really helpful!