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Whodunit



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Future tense Reply with quote

Hi dear forum members,

I have been trying to compile a list on the future tense in various languages, and Welsh is one of them. However, I am not quite sure whether I have understood the different possibilities to express the future in Welsh correctly. Finally, this is my observation so far (example: "will eat/will be eating"):

1.) (mi/fe) + future of bod + long future endings + subject + yn/'n + verbal noun

(mi/fe) fydda’/bydda’ i’n bwyta
(mi/fe) fyddi/byddi di’n bwyta
NW: (mi/fe) fydd/bydd o’n/hi'n bwyta
SW: (mi/fe) fydd/bydd e’n/hi’n bwyta
(mi/fe) fyddwn/byddwn ni’n bwyta
(mi/fe) fyddwch/byddwch chi’n bwyta
(mi/fe) fyddan/byddan nhw’n bwyta

I know that soft mutation (fydd>bydd) occurs after the use of mi (Northern Welsh) or fe (Southern Welsh). I also know that o is NW and e is SW.

2.) (mi/fe) + verb root + short future endings + subject

(mi/fe) fwyta'/bwyta' i
(mi/fe) fwyti/bwyti di
NW: (mi/fe) fwytith/bwytith o/hi
SW: (mi/fe) fwytiff/bwytiff e/hi
(mi/fe) fwytwn/bwytwn ni
(mi/fe) fwytwch/bwytwch chi
(mi/fe) fwytan/bwytan nhw

3.) (mi/fe) + future tense of gwneud (conjugated) + subject + verbal noun (soft mutation)

(mi/fe) wna' i fwyta
(mi/fe) wnei di fwyta
NW: (mi/fe) wnaith o/hi fwyta
SW: (mi/fe) wnaiff e fwyta
(mi/fe) wnawn ni fwyta
(mi/fe) wnewch chi fwyta
(mi/fe) wnân nhw fwyta

I also seeem to remember reading that it was possible to form the future by using "mynd", but I'm not sure.

I would really appreciate any help, and please correct my mistakes if you find some. I'm also interested in hearing more possibilities to express futurity in Welsh.

Thanks in advance. Smile
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