See also: gem, gém, Gem, and GEM

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English game.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gêm f (plural gemau)

  1. game, contest
    Gêm ddwl yw criced.Cricket is a silly game.
    [1]
  2. (sports) fixture
  3. game (hunted animals and birds)

Usage notesEdit

  • Like many other unnaturalised, g-initial, feminine singular nouns derived from English, gêm does not undergo soft mutation following the article (y); however, any adjective that modifies gêm mutates as it normally would. Conversely, gêm always undergoes nasal mutation to ngêm.

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gêm unchanged ngêm unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “gêm, gâm, giâm”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies