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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Cymro +‎ -eg.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kəmˈrai̯ɡ/
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Usage notesEdit

Despite being written with "ae", the final diphthong here is unexpectedly /ai̯/ in Northern Welsh as well as is usual in Southern Welsh.

Proper nounEdit

Cymraeg f

  1. Welsh; the Welsh language

Usage notesEdit

  • Often takes the definite article: y Gymraeg.

AdjectiveEdit

Cymraeg (feminine singular Cymraeg, plural Cymraeg, not comparable)

  1. of the Welsh language.
  2. Welsh-speaking
    Fy nhad Cymraeg.
    My Welsh-speaking father.

Usage notesEdit

  • Sometimes used in place of Cymreig, to mean Welsh as in pertaining to Wales, although this could be considered erroneous.

See alsoEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Cymraeg Gymraeg Nghymraeg Chymraeg
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.