See also: gol, gól, göl, and Gol

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English goal.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gôl f (plural goliau)

  1. (sports, games) goal
  2. aim, prize, destination

Usage notesEdit

  • Like many other unnaturalised, g-initial, feminine singular nouns derived from English, gôl does not undergo soft mutation following the article (y); however, any adjective that modifies gôl mutates as it normally would (e.g. y gôl gyntaf (the first goal)). Conversely, gôl does undergo nasal mutation to ngôl as usual.

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gôl ôl ngôl 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-), “gôl”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies