Long or Short?

I speak Welsh as a second language. I’ve grown up using the short future tense, for example: Yfa i (I will drink), Nofia i (I will swim). But recently I’ve noticed a lot more people using “Byddaf i’n…”. Is there a difference between the two?

There’s no difference in meaning between the short and long forms in Welsh. But for the examples you gave, I’d use wna i + verbnoun (instead of bydda i), as those verbs denote actions:
Wna i yfed / Wna i nofio

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