Basic Welsh: A Grammar and Workbook

Basic Welsh: A Grammar and Workbook

by Gareth King


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415857499
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/21/2014
Series: Grammar Workbooks Series
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Gareth King is UCAS co-ordinator, Oxbridge applications co-ordinator and Latin co-ordinator for a large sixth-form college. He is also the series editor for the Colloquials and the Routledge Welsh Reader.

Table of Contents


1 Identification sentences: question words Pwy?, Beth?; identifiers hwn, hon; hwnna, honna; y rhin, y rheina

2 Nouns and noun plurals

3 The verb ‘to be’: present tense statements (AFF) and questions (INT)

4 The present tense of bod: NEG forms

5 Mutations: Soft Mutation

6 The definite article: ‘the…’

7 The genitive construction: the X of Y’ etc.

8 Adjectives

9 The present tense of verbs

10 Other auxiliaries with the VN; requests

11 The complement marker yn + noun/adjective

12 Personal pronouns; word order; third-person singular rule

13 ‘Want’ and ‘would like’

14 Aspirate and Nasal Mutation

15 Possessive adjectives: ‘his…’, ‘her…’, ‘your…’, etc.

16 Yn and mewn ‘in’

17 The imperfect of bod: ‘I was’, ‘you were’, etc.

18 The future of bod: ‘I will be’, etc.; affirmative markers fe and mi

19 The imperfect and future of other verbs: ‘I was …ing’, ‘I will…’

20 The existential verb: ‘There is/are…’, ‘There was/were…’, etc.

21 Conjugated prepositions

22 More conjugated prepositions

23 Possession

24 Stems; imperatives (command forms)

25 The inflected preterite: completed action in the past

26 General principles with inflected verbs (verbs with endings)

27 Irregular preterites: ‘went’, ‘came’, ‘did’, ‘got’

28 Mo after inflected NEG verbs

29 Present tense ‘is/are’ with question words

30 Numerals 1-12; telling the time

31 More numbers; Faint…/ ‘How much/many…/’; quantity expressions

32 Days, months and years

33 ‘Some’ and ‘any’, ‘no-one’, ‘everyone’; ‘all’

34 Rhaid-type expressions: well, waeth, man a man, hen bryd

36 Derived adverbs in yn; summary of meanings and uses

37 Wedi: ‘perfect’ tense

38 The pluperfect and future perfect

39 Yes/no answers; tags

40 Translating have

Key to exercises

Glossary of technical terms




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