"My sister got paid."

Translation:Gaeth fy chwaer ei thalu.

April 21, 2016

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tachwedd

I translated this as 'gaeth fy chwaer i ei thalu' , i.e. I added 'i' after 'fy chwaer' but this was marked as wrong. I thought both forms, with or without the following 'i' were acceptable.

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/EllisVaughan

Yes it should be accepted , but I will say that I personally wouldn't put the "i" in here since it makes the sentence a bit awkward to say.

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tachwedd

OK, thanks - very helpful!

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/harlandski

"My sister got paid" - "Gaeth fy chwaer ei thalu". Is it possible to say "Gaeth fy chwaer i ei thalu hi" or is this kind of heaping up of pronouns avoided?

June 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/EllisVaughan

Hmm, I would say that what you suggested isn't said. I'm not sure if it's wrong exactly but it's sound very clumsy and I've never come across it using the double barelled possessive.

June 29, 2016
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