"I'm going to Swansea at ten to three."

Translation:Dw i'n mynd i Abertawe am ddeg munud i dri.

February 4, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

The BBC Welsh grammar ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learnwelsh/pdf/welshgrammar_allrules.pdf ), on page 65, section E (Numbers), point 8.a, says:

« 'deg' (ten) becomes ‘deng’ before ‘m’ »

(among the examples shown is deuddeng munud).

Also Wikipedia, in the 'Welsh numerals' page ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_numerals ), states:

« The words for "ten", "twelve", and "fifteen" (deg, deuddeg, pymtheg) have the alternative forms deng, deuddeng, pymtheng used before nasals. »

So how come Duolingo considers am ddeng munud i dri wrong?

February 4, 2017

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'am ddeng munud i dri' is one of the accepted alternatives here. 'ddeng' is a bit archaic and is not taught on the standard courses for adults.

March 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

Thank you for the explanation.
From now on I'll avoid using deng / deuddeng / pymtheng in the exercises.

March 7, 2017

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I think 2 meant "I am going to the swimming pool at ten to three."

March 6, 2017
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