Welsh translation on refurbished toilets

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  • #117672

    Council Watcher
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    I stand to be corrected but in the photo for the Wrexham.com news items isn’t the Welsh Translation either side of the doors incorrect on the refurbished toilets in Henblas Street

    #117674

    zinger
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    http://www.eric.org.uk/News/News/news/825 says that toilets are a necessity not a convenience. Should it be cyfleusterau cyhoeddus?

    #117687

    pete
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    Toiledau cyhoeddus = public toilets?

    Not an exact translation of the English but seems OK to me unless I’m missing something?

    #117689
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    Does it matter ? Is it likely that anybody won’t understand the “Toilets” sign and will need the Welsh translation ?

    #117723

    Cymrodor
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    The Welsh seems clearer than the English. For a change.

    The two languages are quite different and it is often better to avoid ‘exact translations’ for various reasons. Where toilets are concerned, we don’t refer to them in Welsh as ‘conveniences’. We do call the bathroom a tŷ bach, presumably from the hut-at-the-end-of-the-garden era. If you imagine seeing “Little House” on a sign to a toilet, you’ll have a sense of how poor some Welsh signs are. There’s a circular path at Tŷ Mawr in Cefn with the Welsh sign telling people it’s a newsletter path.

    #117816

    Hwyl
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    As a fluent welsh speaker I certainty read the Welsh language sings and never look at the English.

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