During the lessons I here a lot of what sounds like “NES” - tat I assume is “WNES”. What confuses me is that I here:
WNES TI - DID YOU
WNES I - I (as in WNES I GWRDD A = I met)
WNES TI NEWYDD DDECHRAU = Have you just started??
What ar ell athese various forms of WNES???
The past tense forms of gwneud are
However… these are the written forms. With the spoken forms, you’ll find that the g is almost always dropped (wnes i, wnest ti, etc) and particularly in the North (though not exclusively), the w is also dropped (nes i, nest ti, etc).
Thank you Siaron. It is the spoken forms that were causing me confusion.
gwnes i - I DID
gwnest ti - YOU DID
gwnaeth e/o/hi - HE DID, SHE DID (I am not sure about “o gwnaeth”
gwnaethon ni - WE DID?
gwnaethoch chi - YOU DID (Formal version?)
gwnaethon nhw - THEY DID
“gwnaeth o” is the Northern version of “gwnaeth e”
yes, formal “you”, but also plural “you”
I am glad that other people have the same problems as me. Hopefully I can sort it out when I am able o meet up with my Welsh friends again and actually try to speak Welsh with them.