gwell

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /ɡwɛɬ/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /ɡweːɬ/

Adjective[edit]

gwell

  1. Better (comparative form of da)

Adverb[edit]

gwell

  1. Prefer
    Mae well 'da fi ddawnsio na chanu (South) - I prefer to dance than sing
    Mae well gen i de na choffi (North) - I prefer tea to coffee
  2. Had better
    Well i chi beidio - you had better not

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used to mean 'prefer', gwell is combined with the possessive construction. When used to mean 'had better', it is linked to its subject by i. In both cases it is almost always used with the soft mutation.

See also[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gwell well ngwell unchanged

Derived terms[edit]