I am on level 2 of SSIW and have been conversing with 2 people one a native welsh speaker and one with A level and beyond Welsh. I must admit I have been ignoring mutations and only using them if it ‘sounds right’ ; the native Welsh speaker does the same but for a native speaker this will I believe work out - it may also be the SSIW way ? ; the A level speaker did a harrumph to the ‘sounds right’ method - she gave the following way of remembering soft mutations
Please Take Care
Big Dangerous Gorillas
Llamas Monkeys and Rhinos
I also found in the addictive Routledge - Gareth King - Modern Welsh - A Comprehensive Grammar that for soft mutations - it may be able to identify a few simple cases where they are used e.g. Prepositions, and after a subject in a sentence ( not after pronouns such as fe as some dictionaries say ) .I must admit aspirate and nasal mutations are a bridge too far at present - although if anyone can point out simple rules for a simple learner then please say so ?
Has anyone else found a good way of remembering mutations and how to use them - in a simple way that can be used in conversation?
Happy New Year to All,