I might believe you if not for this:linguoboy wrote:Tikolm wrote:I believe I learned that you can't have a definite article in front of a genitive thingy. Are you asking me to unlearn that? What do you want me to do?
Well, yeah, I do want you to unlearn that because you learned it wrong. What you can't have with a genitive construction is two definite articles. If both nouns are definite, the article will come between them. If only the first is, the article comes before that. If the second noun is definite but not the first, then you need to use an alternative construction.
You had said that y cathod Cymru meant 'the cats of Wales'. It follows from there that the first noun (cathod) is definite, but not the second (Cymru); according to what you say above, cathod ought to be preceded by y, but according to Yng the resulting phrase is wrong.YngNghymru wrote:It [y cathod Cymru] should be cathod Cymru.
I continue to be confused. Also, would you mind explaining the comment about Rhian Pierce-Jones? You never did tell me what that was about. I suppose you expected me to find out on my own?