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Welsh Translation Please!


RachelMB 15 42 10 England
8 Jun 2008 8:08PM
I bought some cookies while in Wales last week, and on the packet it says 'mwynhewch!'.

I can't find out what it means! Can anyone tell me please? Smile
NickParry 15 1.0k 79 Wales
8 Jun 2008 8:10PM
It mean's "you will enjoy" or "enjoy".

Nick
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 182 England
8 Jun 2008 8:16PM
I'm sure Rachel will be back to thank you herself, but please accept my thanks until then!! It's been sending us crazy trying to find the translation!! Grin
RachelMB 15 42 10 England
8 Jun 2008 9:27PM
Ooooh, thanks! Now I can impress the people I work with when I give them the cookies Wink
john64 Plus
16 824 England
8 Jun 2008 11:09PM
My wife is Welsh. She ensures me it means "Poisonous to English people".

But I think she's pulling my leg.
Wink
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 182 England
9 Jun 2008 12:09PM

Quote:My wife is Welsh. She ensures me it means "Poisonous to English people".


Lol!!! Thanks for that! Grin
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
9 Jun 2008 1:41PM
An online English/Welsh translator here , for future problems! Wink
joolsb 16 27.1k 38 Switzerland
9 Jun 2008 2:00PM

Quote:'mwynhewch!'


Simple. Welsh for Munch!

Probably a brand name.... Wink
RachelMB 15 42 10 England
9 Jun 2008 5:47PM
XD
Poisonous....lol!

That translator is great! I've bookmarked it just in case I need another translation Smile
10 Aug 2008 8:03PM

Quote:XD
Poisonous....lol!

That translator is great! I've bookmarked it just in case I need another translation



I'm a Welsh learner and i'm afraid to say, that translating site is Rubbish.

Here is a much better translating site which I use
http://www.geiriadur.net/

BUT it still isn't that good, as it, like all other dictionaries, only contain the root words. There are a lot of mutations and verb endings in Welsh- "Mwynheuwch" ((you) enjoy!) would not be in the dictionary, but the root word, "mwynhau" (to enjoy) would.

You could try using the setting that says "first part of word" then type the first few letters, but that still wouldn't include those dreadful first letter mutations...
11 Aug 2008 7:32AM
I live in Wales and looking at the word and saying it is a different kettle of fish. For instance dreambubble's word "mwynhau", the last two letters 'au' is pronounced 'i'. Now isn't that confusing for you. The village I live in is Llanfair Clydogau, the letter 'f' is pronounced 'v' and if you have 'ff' it is 'f''. Welsh doesn't have a 'J' and that confuses the hell out of me as there are so many 'Jonse's!!
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 182 England
11 Aug 2008 10:22AM
I find the language very confusing! My husband is more into learning the language then I am. He finds the written Welsh so much easier then the spoken word - what with the local accents and the fact it's spoken quite quickly soon leaves him behind.

Have you ever watched the Welsh Rugby on sky with the subtitles on - even they can't get it right. A few weeks ago some chap had a good 'cake' on him!!!
stolzy 15 3.8k 7
11 Aug 2008 11:30AM

Quote:I find the language very confusing!

Oh, I don't know:
Taxi = Tacsi
Rugby = Rygbi
agoreira 17 6.0k Wales
11 Aug 2008 11:46AM

Quote:Quote:I find the language very confusing!Oh, I don't know:
Taxi = Tacsi
Rugby = Rygbi



Yes, dead easy!
Phone-ffon
Computer-compiwtor
Geoffphoto 15 13.5k United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 12:02PM
I just find the Welsh confusing !!

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