"They will not be sleeping tonight."
Translation:Cha bhi iad a' cadal a-nochd.
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Yeah, it’s a common Duolingo problem – it knows the apostrophe is required and will mark a typo if it’s not there – but then it generally ignores punctuation and doesn’t give you an option to input it… Nothing the Gaelic course volunteers can do about it unless the Duolingo staff changes its software to handle that better.
What do you mean? Why would you think it is incorrect? a-nochd is exactly what’s in the expected answer! (Look at the top of the discussion, at the line ‘Translation: Cha bhi iad a' cadal a-nochd.’) It’s definitely correct.
If you have a build a sentence out of tiles type of exercise – Duolingo software generates the tiles out of sentences by ignoring the punctuation, so you might have tiles a and separately nochd – but it doesn’t mean the hyphen is wrong, it just means Duolingo ignores it.
Certainly Duolingo shouldn’t tell you that the hyphen is wrong.
It had "a-nochd" as a tile and "a" and "nochd." It counted "a-nochd" incorrect. In other instances similar to this it seems to have taken both the hyphenated or 2 tiles no hyphen, though I almost always use the hyphenated version. This time it said the hyphenated was wrong so I figured it was a glitch.
Correct solution: Cha bhi iad a' cadal a-nochd.
I PICKED Cha bhi iad a cadal a-nochd note I wrote I picked. THis question is a chose the correct words to make the sentence, you do not supply an a' for the cadal. ergo one has to pick what is available. That is the only thing I see that is different between the "correct answer" and the sentence I made by picking the available words