MUTATIONS

Where the initial letter of a word changes after
the definite article, certain prepositions or posessive adjectives -
e.g. mam (mother) y fam (the mother) but y mamau (the mothers).

If one wishes to find a word in a Welsh - English dictionary,
the radical must first be found and this is where the
table below will be of some assistance.


Consonants:
 

SOFT 

galon 

ben

dad

waith

feisicl

ddesg

lyfr

fam

rosyn
 

Vowel:
 
 

enw


 

NASAL

nghalon

hen

nhad 

ngwaith

meisicl

nesg

llyfr

mam

rhosyn
 
 
 
 
 
 

enw


 

SPIRANT

chalon 

phen

thad 

gawaith

beisicl

desg

llyfr

mam

rhosyn
 
 
 
 
 
 

henw


 

LOOK FOR (radical)

calon

pen

tad

gawaith (spirant same as the radical)

beisicl   (spirant same as the radical)

desg      (spirant same as the radical)

llyfr       (spirant & nasal same as the radical)

mam      (spirant & nasal same as the radical)

rhosyn    (spirant & nasal same as the radical)
 
 
 
 
 
 

enw        (soft and nasal same as the radical)

  The above will guide you to the
correct initial letter of the word in the dictionary.

Here endeth the lesson
AND
No other consonants mutate  (bless the lord!!!!)

"Er Mwyn y Plant"

(For The Children)

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