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"Mae gen i gath oren."

Translation:I have an orange cat.

June 29, 2016

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

Why is it gath and not cath?


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

If something like gen i gets moved fom its natural position at or near the end of the sentence and put towards the front immediately after the verb like this, then it causes a mutation of what follows - cath in this case. This particular pattern with possession is a common cause of mutation.

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