Yes. I am not aware of any other language apart from Gaelic - not even Irish - that has an always-uncountable word for 'potato'. Certainly I am not aware of any difference between dialects or relations of English in respect of 'potato'. Even though one, Ulster Scots, has a different word, pratie.
Of course there is always room for confusion with a word that can sometimes be uncountable (such as potato, once mashed). Having just looked up that word I find that the Ulster Scots singular, pratie, praty appears to come from the plural prátaí of the Irish práta 'potato', so it has to be re-pluralised (praties) if you want more than one.
And the Welsh, because of a feature unique to the Brythonic languages, have taken the English plural to make the Welsh plural tatws and then, because they do not recognise -s as a plural marker, they have had to construct their own singulative (as it is called) tatyn/tatwsyn.
No. I have been replying on Duolingo. When anyone does that on an question that you have opted into you get an email. Whenever you post you automatically get opted in although you can change it either way if you want.
You should always click the link in the email to go to the discussion page, so you can see any other discussion, and so that any formatting works correctly. (Especially important on mine as I use a lot of formatting!) Also, I do my final proof-reading after posting (so I can see the formatting). Any updates will not be reflected in the email. The only value I can see to actually reading the email is
- If it just says 'thanks' you can ignore it.
- You can see how the formatting is actually done, and even read any censored words, if Duolingo is stupid enough to censor a word like hoe.
You can, but the UK extended is better if you have a UK keyboard, and English International if you have an American one. I assume the Gaelic keyboard is confusing if your keyboard is American (?) and these two do exactly the same in Gaelic, but cover a range of other languages as well.
You will need the instructions for which keys to press.
Agreed. I hadn't spotted they are different fonts but this one is definitely clearer.
To be technical, they are both sans-serif, though. This one appears to be (excuse my lack of expertise) called FF DIN Rounded LT Pro. This appears to be a descendent of FF DIN, which is described as a realist sans-serif font, with one of its distinguishing characteristics being a 'Lower-case L with a curl'. The facts that it is based on a German standard and is used for roadsigns and licence plates in many countries point to it being considered very clear and unambiguous. If only everyone used clear typefaces all the time.