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"I am wearing a coat and a hat."

Translation:Dw i'n gwisgo cot a het.

February 4, 2016



Is it cot or côt? I wrote cot and it said I had a typo, but it's listed first when I hoover coat.


That's also the spelling used when the word is introduced in https://www.duolingo.com/skill/cy/Clothes - both in the Tips and Notes and, as I recall, in the section itself.

The GPC dictionary lists it as "côt, cot", so apparently both spellings should be acceptable.

All the examples there of noun compounds with that word use the "côt" spelling, though.

It would be good if the course standardised on one spelling for this word and accepted both.


In school we were taught that cot is wrong because that would have a short "o" sound as in "cot" the baby bed thing in English


That makes sense, since vowels before -p -t -c are short unless explicitly marked long, from what I have read.


The only rule I know for words like "côt" is that since coat has a long sound in english and "côt" is a loanword it has a To Bach (One welsh word for a circumflex)

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