"Mae hi'n hanner awr wedi deuddeg."

Translation:It is half past twelve.

2/23/2016, 9:11:54 PM

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Why isn't it "dauddeg" here?

2/23/2016, 9:11:54 PM

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Dau ddeg is 20; deuddeg is 12.

Ordinal numbers follow the traditional vigesimal system, whereas most other things are base-10 like English is these days. Dau ddeg is literally 2 10; 12 could also be written as un deg dau (literally 1 10 2), but you're unlikely to see the time written like that.

2/23/2016, 9:51:09 PM

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Ohhh OK, diolch!

2/24/2016, 8:25:03 PM

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The "old system" is used when counting for telling the time and with money.

2/23/2016, 10:47:51 PM

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Doesn't this course teach the "new system" with money? I'm sure I remember seeing tri deg chwech punt, as opposed to the more fun un ar bymtheg ar hugain punt.

2/23/2016, 11:08:03 PM

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Would punt really come at the end in that case? I would have expected the even more fun un bunt ar bymtheg ar hugain.

2/24/2016, 7:32:50 AM

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You might be right, I'm not 100% certain!

2/24/2016, 11:33:23 AM

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Right, thanks ;)

2/24/2016, 8:27:21 PM
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