Cymraeg (Welsh): to like

ThePilgrim

New Member
English - US
Bore da!

I'm currently engaged in learning the wonderful Welsh language, and have hit a bit of a wall with a certain word.

I know that the dictionary word for "to like" is "hoffi," but I also have noticed another word being used that sounds like "lick-ee-oh," but I can't find out anywhere how to spell it.

Anyone know? My best guess is lyceio.

Diolch yn fawr,
John
 
  • Gavril

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    Google searches suggest lico and licio. I'm not surprised by the lack of spelling information for this word: it's a pretty transparent Anglicism.
     

    Cian87

    New Member
    Welsh and English, Wales
    It's lico in the south and licio in the north.

    It almost certainly is an anglicism, but it's well used and accepted, even among more 'proper' welsh speakers.

    Pob hwyl!
    Cxx
     

    Gavril

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    It's lico in the south and licio in the north.

    It almost certainly is an anglicism, but it's well used and accepted, even among more 'proper' welsh speakers.

    Pob hwyl!
    Cxx

    Out of curiosity, is there any semantic difference between lic(i)o and hoffi?
     
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