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The plural in Welsh

Hello, how can I make plural in Welsh? Is there something by what I can identify how to make plural, or I have to simply learn from every word its plural?

Thanks, Br.

February 16, 2017

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There are perhaps 30-40 different ways in which plurals are made in Welsh, depending on how you count them. Although you will find some patterns emerging as you learn them, there are nearly always some exceptions.

It is probably best to learn the plurals as you learn the nouns themselves, along with their gender. Any Welsh dictionary will show the plural and gender of nouns.

February 16, 2017

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Thank you!

Br.

February 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WoogaGirl

The most common plural endings are "-au" and "-on". (although there are many plural endings).

February 21, 2017

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I was once told that -au/-iau is the most common plural ending, with about ?20% of nouns taking one of those as their plural.

February 21, 2017

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Thanks.

Br.

February 21, 2017

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Even native speakers find this extremely difficult - it's a case of learning it on a case by case basis unfortunately.

July 20, 2018
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