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"ben 'ar bIboghpu'?"

Translation:How old are you?

May 29, 2018

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

Why is this construction not 'arben?


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

'ar goes after the thing it modifies (like "adjectives"), rather than before it (like numbers), for whatever reason. For example, nIn 'ar "how much fuel?" or paq 'ar "how many books?". (Note: not paqmey 'ar; the noun before 'ar cannot take a plural suffix.)

Thus also ben 'ar "how many years ago?"

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