gwell

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

gwell

  1. comparative degree of da: better

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.

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Mutation[edit]

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