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`Yn nediwn seint yn llinghedig, yn nediwn seint yn cor'


1yn6sei11yndig16yn e ghindig
2dew7seth12dewddig17dew e ghindig
4cathr9noe14cathorddig19cathr e ghindig
21yn e weint
30deg e weint40dew weint
50deg e ddew weint60trui weint
70deg e drui weint80cathr gweint
90deg e gathr gweint100cent
0sero, rhen.puith
Numbers precede the noun being counted. Yn causes feminine nouns to soften; dew, trui and sei cause following nouns to undergo spirant mutation; other numbers come before nouns without causing mutation. When the noun following dew and trui is a feminine collective of a masculine noun (see above under nouns) then the noun undergoes soft mutation rather than spirant mutation.

Before a noun cinc, gweint and cent become cin, gwein and cen. The noun being counted is always singular.

Big numbers are put before nouns in two different ways:

yn of e ghindig, sixteen men
yn e ghindig di llo hof, sixteen (of the) men

Ordinal numbers exist for one to ten:


In shorthand these are reduced to the number and the last two letters of the ordinal spelling.

`Once, twice, three times' are made with using the cardinal number with the noun gweg: yn weg, dew weg, trui weg, cathr gweg.

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