"Innealtóir nó feirmeoir?"

Translation:An engineer or a farmer?

September 8, 2015

17 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteffanieS

It sounds like an existential question to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eikoopmit

I honestly can't tell the difference.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bush6984

Tractor engineer, crop genetics engineer, construction-systems of farm equipment engineer, etc...

I initially was going to poke fun at the odd/unconventional comparison of the sentence, but your response is great, and brings to light the question of "well, they're actually not as mutually exclusive as one might initially believe..."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joshuaburrow

Neither - I'm gonna become Zootopia's first bunny cop!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryEllyn3

It sounds like fared nor for feirmeoir... I know my hearing isn't great, but m or n?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moss680049

"'Engineer or farmer ?"'. .... Why was this not acceptable?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaylaKnowe
<h1>life choices</h1>

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sugar8Skull

I have the same question as MaryEllyn3: Is the last syllable of "feirmeoir" 'nur' or 'mur'? I hear it more like an 'n'. Am I mishearing this, is it an error on Duolingo's part, does this vary depending on dialects...? Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/19O492554

You're mishearing it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sugar8Skull

Hmmm... I see, or actually, I hear... It's very subtle; almost like a mix between an 'm' and an 'n'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrancisCam838067

In the Occupations module, I too hear it as an 'n' in the first instance, unlike any of the three very different pronunciations at https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/feirmeoir. But later in the same module, I hear it as an 'm'. You just pays your money and takes your choice, I suppose.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeinkerry

Sounds very different in different dialects. Confuses the hell out om me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alan290738

How would you say "agricultural engineer"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fintanowen

I can't hear the difference here between ó and o. Maybe I'm just missing it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Knocksedan

eo is normally pronounced ó (with the obvious exception of seo).

beo
ceo
meon
teocht

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