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"Ges i bythefnos o wyliau yn Sbaen."

Translation:I had a fortnight's holiday in Spain.

June 14, 2016

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

'Two week holiday' got rejected. Americans don't say 'fortnight'!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmcode
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OK, that's a very good point, something we weren't aware of. I'll add it now.

Interesting point about language, in English 'fortnight' is a contraction of 'fourteen nights', which makes sense.

While in Welsh 'Pythefnos' is a contraction of 'Pymtheg noson' , which strangely means 'Fifteen nights'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Estel785882

That seems to be the same logic as "wythnos", a sort of inclusive counting that counts the beginning and end.

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