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Dychwelyd - To return
dychwelyd - to return
sample sentence: Wnaethon ni fwynhau 'r profiad a phenderfynu dychwelyd y flwyddyn nesaf . - We enjoyed the experience and decided to return next year
In the sample sentence above on this page you will observe that the spelling of three words ( fwynhau , phenderfynu , flwyddyn ) differ from the spelling on the relevant Geiriadur listing page ( Mwynhau - To Enjoy , Penderfynu - To Decide , Blwyddyn - Year ). Be not alarmed!
This happens because:-
"Welsh, as with all other Celtic languages, often sees changes made to the beginning of words depending on the word that precedes it, or the role it plays in the sentence. These changes are known as "mutations", of which Welsh has three distinct types. Common situations in which a mutation may occur are when a word follows a preposition, possessive, or number."
The three types of mutation are:-
The three links above will take you to further information about these commonly occurring mutations.
Most Welsh courses and teachers advise students not to worry too much about this at the outset. Fluent speakers will understand you if you forget to mutate a letter. With practice this will come naturally and there is perhaps, no need for beginning learners to make a conscious effort to apply these rules.
However, if you wish to acquaint yourself with the rules early on you could look out for the 'Mutant Alert' notice on the vocabulary pages and use these as an opportunity to refresh your knowledge by checking the above links.
Spot the Mutation: The mutation above is an example of a ........... mutation?
PRESENT TENSE - AFFIRMATIVE
Dwi'n dychwelyd - I am returning
Wyt ti'n dychwelyd - You are returning (familiar)
Mae e'n dychwelyd / Mae hi'n dychwelyd - He / She is returning
Dyn ni'n dychwelyd - We are returning
Dych chi'n dychwelyd - You (plural) are returning (also singular formal)
Maen nhw'n dychwelyd - They are returning
PRESENT TENSE - NEGATIVE
Dwi ddim yn dychwelyd - I am not returning
Dwyt ti ddim yn dychwelyd - You are not returning (familiar)
Dydy e ddim yn dychwelyd / Dydy hi ddim yn dychwelyd - He / She is not returning
Dyn ni ddim yn dychwelyd - We are not returning
Dych chi ddim yn dychwelyd - You (plural) are not returning (also singular formal)
Dyn nhw ddim yn dychwelyd - They are not returning
PRESENT TENSE - INTERROGATIVE
Ydw i'n dychwelyd? - Am I returning?
Wyt ti'n dychwelyd? - Are you returning? (familiar)
Ydy e'n dychwelyd / Ydy hi'n dychwelyd? - Is he / Is she returning?
Ydyn ni'n dychwelyd? - Are we returning?
Ydych chi'n dychwelyd? - Are you (plural) returning? (also singular formal)
Ydyn nhw'n dychwelyd? - Are they returning?
QUESTION - ’NO / YES’ REPLIES
Ydw i'n dychwelyd? - (Nac) Wyt / (Ydych - formal)
Wyt ti'n dychwelyd? - (Nac) Ydw
Ydy e'n dychwelyd / Ydy hi'n dychwelyd? - (Nac) Ydy
Ydyn ni'n dychwelyd? - (Nac) Ydyn / Ydych
Ydych chi'n dychwelyd? - (Nac) Ydyn / (Ydw - formal)
Ydyn nhw'n dychwelyd? - (Nac) Ydyn
N.B. 'Wyt ti' is the familiar form of the 2nd person and should be used only when addressing close friends, family members and animals. 'Dych chi' is the polite form and should be used in all other instances.