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"Seventy, eighty, ninety"

Translation:Сімдесят, вісімдесят, дев'яносто

December 22, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackyDW

Why does it go -десят for the first eight multiples of ten, and then -носто for ninety? Is it a left over archaic ending that somehow didn't get replaced?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skstudio

According to Wikipedia, it is a leftover from Proto-Indo-European ^^. There is also "сорок" that was borrowed from Greek or Turkish through Old Slavic.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iyugov

"сiмдесят вiсiмдесят дев'яносто" - it is all marked wrong. Why?


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    You’re using the Latin letter 'i', not the Cyrillic 'і'. Some Cyrillic and Latin letters look the same (other letters like this are a—а, e — е, ï — ї, o — о, p — р, c — с, y — у, x — х), but on computer they are encoded completely differently and most programs don't allow replacing Cyrillic letters with Latin lookalikes.

    You probably use a Russian keyboard layout that doesn't include «і». You'd probably need to install Ukrainian keyboard layout, or use some program like AutoHotkey in Windows to allow you to enter і.

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