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"Mae hi'n hanner awr wedi deuddeg."

Translation:It is half past twelve.

February 23, 2016

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

Why isn't it "dauddeg" here?


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

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.


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

Ohhh OK, diolch!


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

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


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

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.


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

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


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

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


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

Right, thanks ;)

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