"Three pounds"

Translation:Tair punt

May 22, 2016

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

I wrote tri and it said. Incorrect. Then the answer suggested was tair. Not sure why I have this wrong.

May 22, 2016

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There is a clear explanation of this in the tips and notes for the unit.

The reason is that 'punt' the money 'pound' is a feminine noun. Welsh numbers used to have feminine and masculine forms for all numbers, these days only the feminine forms or 2,3 and 4 remain.

These are 2=dwy, 3=tair, 4=pedair

Thus 'three pounds' = 'tair punt'

May 22, 2016
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