rydw

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Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of yr ydw.

Pronunciation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This word is usually found in conjunction with the pronoun i, which only in very careful speech is pronounced /ˈrədʊ.ˈiː/ (Northern) and /ˈrədu.ˈiː/ (Southern). It occurs more commonly as /ˈrədwɪ/ (Northern) and /ˈrədʊi̯/ or /ˈrədwi/ (Southern).

Verb[edit]

rydw

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bod
    Rydw i yma.
    I am here.

Usage notes[edit]

This form is a normalization found primarily in pedagogical material; it is rarely encountered either in colloquial speech or in literature.[1]

Related terms[edit]

  • dydw (negative)
  • ydw (interrogative)

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Gareth (1993). Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar. London: Routledge, p. 147. →ISBN.