gêm

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See also: gem, gém, Gem, and GEM

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English game.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gêm f (plural gêmau)

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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 terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • gêm, gâm, giâm”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014