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Twenties and Beyond

May 10, 2011

Counting beyond the twenties in Gaelic is lots of fun!  If you love math!  Although a decimal system has been introduced, the traditional counting method is based on twenties: ten and twenty, two twenties, two twenties and ten.

I’m leaving out English translations today, as they are all in the previous lessons on counting.

  • a deich air fhichead
  • a h-aon dheug air fhichead
  • dà dheug air fhichead
  • a trì deug air fhichead
  • a ceithir deug air fhichead
  • etc

Remember that when you use the numbers with nouns, the a comes off the front.

And for forty.  From forty onward, numbers are the same with or without nouns.

  • dà fhichead
  • dà fhichead ‘s a haon
  • dà fhichead ‘s a dhà
  • dà fhichead ‘s a trì
  • dà fhichead ‘s a ceithir
  • etc

The fifties:

  • dà fhichead ‘s a deich
  • dà fhichead ‘s a haon dheug
  • dà fhichead ‘s a dhà dheug
  • dà fhichead ‘s a trì deug
  • dà fhichead ‘s a ceithir deug
  • etc

Note: These numbers are taken from this site, and uses the full word, is (another word for and), while many books and sites will use the shortened form I give above, ‘s.

Today’s listening, something a little different.  This link should take you to a children’s book.  Use the arrows in the lefthand column to turn the page.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Eilidh (Gayle) permalink
    August 3, 2011 8:05 pm

    Laura, Hope all is well. Miss your lessons and I await the next one!

    • July 25, 2012 4:18 am

      Hi, Eilidh,

      Thanks so much for checking in. All has been chaotic, lol, and I’ve taken a bit of R&R, but am looking at getting up and running again!

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