What Time Is It?
To ask the time in Cumbraek, you say P’oar iw-hi? What time is it?
The response is given in the number of hours. Since oar hour is a feminine noun, the numbers duw, teyr and peder must be used for two, three and four.
Here are some example responses:
- Oun oar iw-hi It’s one o’clock
- Pedwaran oar gwedy teyr iw-hi It’s quarter past three
- Hanter oar gwedy naw iw-hi It’s half past nine
- Pedwaran oar cint hwech iw-hi It’s quarter to six
- Pimp menout gwedy duw iw-hi It’s five past two
- Oun oar ar dhek iw-hi It’s eleven o’clock
The clock below should help you work out the time in Cumbraek:
Times of Day
Cumbraek has three separate words for day: 1) didh (plural diow) is the general word for day and refers to a period of 24 hours and more vaguely to the period between sunrise and sunset; 2) diw is used only before names of the week (e.g. Diw Gwener Friday) and other specific days (e.g. Diw Broat Judgement Day); 3) diweth means daytime and is specifically used for the period of light, as opposed to night.
Some other times of day:
- gwoar dawn
- bore morning
- hanterdidh midday
- prit-echoodh afternoon
- oucher evening
- nos night
- nosweth nighttime
- golowver twilight, dusk
- hanternos midnight
The preposition in in is used with most times of day, e.g. in er bore in the morning, in er nosweth at night. But when we refer to a specific point of time we use war on, e.g. war er woar at dawn, war hanterdidh at midday.
Here are some more useful time words:
- hedhiw today
- henoyth tonight
- de yesterday
- nethyoor last night
- avory tomorrow
- nos avory tomorrow night
- er seythoun honn this week
- seythoun nessav next week
- seythoun dhiwetthav last week
- hevleny this year
- ervlinedh last year
- bloodhin nessav next year