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Welsh verb conjugation?

Discussion in 'Research' started by Ireth, May 15, 2016.

  1. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

    I want to use a specific form of the Welsh word for "weaken" as the name of a certain paralytic/anesthetic plant in one of my WIPs. I can't think of the name for what tense it would be, which makes it hard to find the right conjugated form. Google gives me "gwanhau", but I have no idea what form that is.

    For context's sake, I want the word that would fit in this sentence: "This plant is used for weakening the limb."
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  2. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

    PM Butterfly. She lives in Wales.
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  3. JP Harker

    JP Harker Scribe

    In the Welsh I know (South) we don't have a commonly used word for limb and would say braich or coes for arm or leg (Google says aelod can be used but that's not really in common usage and I would find it unusual). Gwan is indeed weak and gwanhau makes sense for weakening.

    'Mae'r planhigyn yn cael ei ddefnyddio er mwyn gwanhau aelod o'r corff'
    Would be;
    'The plant is used to weaken a limb (of the body)'
    You can also use;
    'Mae'r planhigyn yma yn cael ei ddefnyddio er mwyn gwanhau aelod o'r corff'
    which would specify this plant, though it would make best sense if pointing at it or holding it

    I would either use that or change 'aelod o'r corff' to just 'aelod' or else specify braich/coes for arm/leg.

    hope that helped,

    pob lwc!
  4. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

    Thanks, JPT! All I really needed is the word for "weakening", but that's good to know!

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