gallu

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gallus.

Noun[edit]

gallu m (plural gallos)

  1. rooster (male domestic fowl)

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gallu (stem gall-)

  1. to be able to, can
  2. to have permission, can
    • 1993, Gareth King, Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar, London: Routledge, ISBN 0-415-09269-8, p. 202:
      Galli di fenthyg y llyfr ’ma ar ôl i mi ddefnyddio fe.
      You can borrow the book after I’ve used it.

Conjugation[edit]

Alternative verbal adjective forms:

Alternative conditional forms:

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the colloquial language, the preterite of this verb is almost never used; the past tense is rendered by means of the periphrastic imperfect, e.g. roedd e’n gallu (he could, he was able to).
  • In the colloquial language, the future tense of this verb has a present-tense meaning as well, so galla i means both ‘I can’ and ‘I will be able to’.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (be able to): medru (North Wales)

Antonyms[edit]

  • ffili (fail, be unable, cannot)
  • methu (fail, be unable, cannot)

Mutation[edit]

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