I’ve got a lot of questions about the SSiW method, if anyone can help that would be much appreciated.
1.) How do we know, when more than one person/formal situation isn’t implied, whether to answer with ‘ti’ or ‘chi’? It seems that after Level 1, ‘ti’ isn’t being used anymore- should I answer with ‘chi’ from now on?
2.) Are there grammar explanations somewhere that I’m missing? A few times ‘arnoch chi’ and ‘amdanoch chi’ have been mentioned without any explanation of why ‘am’ and ‘ar’ have changed. Luckily I’m familiar with these from Dysgu Cymraeg, but I was wondering if new grammar is explained somewhere and I just haven’t found it? Surely I’m not the only one who had no chance of getting the sentence ‘oes eisiau rhybeth arall arnoch chi’ correct without some grammar explanations beforehand?
3.) I know this gets asked a lot but when should I move into the next lesson? I’m not able to get my full sentence out before the narrator starts talking more and more often now.
4.) I’m REALLY struggling to remember the dialect words on SSiW. For example, no matter how many times I hear ‘cloi’, I automatically say ‘cyflym’, since it’s the word I learned first, and what people around me say. Same for a whole load of words- ‘dishgwl’ (sorry, no idea how to spell most of these!) vs. ‘edrych’, ‘so’n ni’ vs. ‘dyn ni ddim yn’, ‘gwment’ vs. ‘cymaint’ etc. etc. The one big thing is using a differerent word order for ‘gyda’ sentences. I used to say (for example) ‘Mae mab gyda ni’ but I’ve been trying to say the SSiW version ‘Mae gyda ni fab’ but now I’m using BOTH sentence orders and it’s got me confused. Which should I use? -the Welsh that comes to me or the one I hear on SSiW?
5.) This next question I’m not sure how to explain… When we’re asked to say something like ‘I enjoyed it’, how do we know whether to say ‘Joiais i fe/hi’, when we don’t know what ‘it’ is?
6.) What is the difference in meaning between, for example, ‘Joiais i’ (my usual choice) and ‘Gwnes i joio’ ?
These next two questions I wrote down ages ago, so I’m not sure exactly what I meant, or what Lesson they were, but I’m guessing towards the end of Level 1:
7.) The sentence ‘Y peth nesaf mae eisiau i fi wneud’, Why is it ‘mae’ and not ‘bod’?
8.) Another sentence with a connecting ‘that’: ‘Dwedodd dy fy mam i wrtha i nagw (unsure of spelling again and just typing what I heard, sorry!) dy fam di ddim yn hoffi pêl-droed’. I understand that a ‘no’ has to be used to connect the two parts, but I’ve never seen or heard ‘nagw’ before.
Thanks again and sorry for the long post!