"Mae afalau yn costio hynny."

Translation:Apples cost that.

June 27, 2016

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Is this a standard Welsh construction? The translation is incredibly awkward in American English.

December 15, 2016

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It sounds a bit awkward in Welsh to, to be honest.

March 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tachwedd

I translated this into English as 'That's what apples cost' which I think is probably the normal way English would express this. However, this was marked as wrong - is it a valid alternative?

June 27, 2016

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That change in word order to would usually deserve an emphatic construction in Welsh, such as:

  • Dyna bris/gost o afalau
  • Dyna beth mae afalau'n costio
June 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/neiljones78

I'm thinking of someone saying it on a market stall while pointing to a sign with the price on it. Probably with a grumpy expression while thinking 'Why are you asking me when it's clearly written right in front of you?'.

February 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SCorkill_7

why isn't "yn" contracted to "afalau'n" in this case?

November 8, 2016

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It is, usually. The 'n version should come up as a prompt about half the time, and it is always accepted as an answer. The yn version will be removed for Tree2 - we cannot easily remove it from the current version of the course.

November 8, 2016

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It's not accepted as an answer here, I'm afraid. That said, it is always acceptable after a vowel in the real workd, correct?

November 27, 2016

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Mae afalau'n costio hynny. is definitely in the database as one of the two 'best answers'. You may need to update your app or refresh your browser cache to be able to see it, perhaps.

And yes, as explained above 'n is the usual form in this context.

November 27, 2016

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Diolch :)

November 28, 2016

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Very clunky

March 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tachwedd

OK thanks

June 28, 2016
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