Finally i can say this in irish!
Why is the "-teen" after the noun? Is that always the case?
real talk though crabs can't swim
You've never snorkeled in the tropics then
my thought exactly, crabs don't swim, and I'm Mexican so I have snorkeled in the tropics.
Why is it 'cúig dhuine dhéag' but 'cúig phortán déag'? Ní thuigim.
duine ends in a vowel. déag is lenited after a singular noun that ends in a vowel.
So are the nouns always written in singular when counted? "Fourteen crab" f.ex.
For the most part. There is more detail about the exceptions to the general rule in the Tips & Notes for the Numbers skill.
I am so confused and frustrated. ☹️. I just entered at least 10 variations on a different question and it told me I was typing English every time. I eventually just deliberately answered wrong to move on.