WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

cyf- +‎ llym (keen, quick)

PronunciationEdit

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /ˈkəvlɨ̞m/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /ˈkəvlɪm/

AdjectiveEdit

cyflym (feminine singular cyflym, plural cyflym, equative cynted, comparative cynt, superlative cyntaf)

  1. fast, quick

Usage notesEdit

As well as the forms above, cyflym has more colloquial alternatives to the comparative and equative degrees, cyflymach and cyflymaf respectively. These are frequently used, especially due as the forms above have several meanings, e.g. cynted can mean "faster" or "as soon", cyntaf means "fastest" or "first".

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cyflym gyflym nghyflym chyflym
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

SynonymsEdit