Getting started

Here is some useful vocabulary to get you started.

pingin1p
dhá phingin2p
cúig pingine5p
deich bpingine10p
fiche pingin20p
caoga pingin50p
punt£1
dhá phunt£2
cúig phunt£5
deich bpunt£10
fiche punt£20
caoga punt£50
caoga punt

Using numbers

  • Using the numbers 2-6, we aspirate (add a séimhiú to) the noun - eg dhá phunt
  • Using the numbers 7-10, we eclipse (add a urú to) the noun - eg ocht bpingine
  • Using multiples of 10, we do nothing to the noun - eg tríocha punt
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Pingin does not follow the regular rules for counting most nouns. A penny is pingin and two pence becomes dhá phingin. However for three to six pence, we add an e to make it pingine, and we don't lenite the noun (i.e. add a seimhiú). For seven to ten pence, just like most nouns, we eclipse/add an urú (in this case, b) to make it bpingine. In multiples of ten, we make no changes to the noun - for example, fiche pingin and caoga pingin.

Examples:

aon phingin déag11p
dhá phingin déag12p
trí pingine déag13p
seacht bpingine déag17p
ocht bpingine déag18p
naoi bpingine déag19p
dhá phingin 's fiche22p
seacht bpingine 's fiche27p
ocht bpunt 's fiche£28