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`Yn nediwn seint yn llinghedig, yn nediwn seint yn cor'


Questions

Questions are formed by changing the word order of the subject and the verb: Note the change in sentence order causes softening to occur on following words. Also the -th ending on the verb has been elided.

When the subject is a noun it remains before the verb but the equivilent pronoun is placed after the verb:

Brithenig has a set of question words similar to English: Question words come at the beginning of sentences, except for di ghi: Coand ke replace the article and cause softening. Other question words which act adverbially cause following verbs to soften.

Ke sig? is used with adjectives:

In answering the word order is retained with the question word replaced: Brithenig speakers can put the interrogative tag es-sa rhen, isn't it? at the end of sentences. The tense of the verb and the number and gender of the pronoun may change, but, unlike English, the negative rhen is not dropped:

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