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"Chonaic mac tíre sa ghort inné."

Translation:I saw a wolf in the field yesterday.

December 27, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackB63

literally "son of the land"?


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

"land's son" might be better, given the lack of a definite article


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

This is what I love about Irish-- the poetry inherent in the language. Reminds me of Old English, where you get phrases like "whale-path" for the sea ....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hec10tor

Aren't wolves extinct in Ireland?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hec10tor

To answer my own question I googled it, they were reintroduced to Ireland last year (2017)! Extermination efforts were part of the Cromwell period. Good old Oly...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brid-Eilis

An bhfuil tú cinnte nach sionnach a bhí ann? :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NJI741534

Cé atá eagla ar an mac tíre mór, olc?

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