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"May he leave now?"

Translation:Gaiff e adael nawr?

February 28, 2016

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

I was just told that may he can only be allai e. Are they simply two variants or is there some difference in use?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elin.7-1

Allai e? would be Would he be able? or Can he? more colloquially

Gaiff e? is May he? as is Is he permitted? which in today's English is often also rendered as Can he?

My mother and teachers made very sure that we used may rather than can....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alistair137

Wouldn't "ymadael" also work here?

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