y'all is given as a correct answer and ye is not! the use of 'ye' is very common in Ireland.
AND ye is accepted as correct in many duolingo answers!!
I sent in a "my answer should be accepted," having used "ye." I knew that country-western music was big in Eire, but "y'all"!!?
Just to say, practically nobody here in Ireland EVER calls the country Eire.
Yes they do!!!
Can someone explain why the 'mh' here is pronounced with a 'v' sound? I though when between broad vowels it took a 'w' sound.
Dialect. Words like snámh and lámh are pronounced with a "v" sound in Connacht and Munster.
Thank you again. Your replies to various questions from other users have been a huge help throughout the program.
Thank you - thinking about other people's questions has helped me learn more about the language too!
hm, are "linn" as "with us" and "linn" as "pool" only coincidental homonyms?
Yes, it is.
The pattern for prepositional pronouns wen the preposition is "us" is to add (a)inn, so you have againn, orainn, fúinn, etc. So le gives us linn.
linn as "pool" doesn't have any connect to le as "with", as far as I'm aware.
What happened to leat
leat is used when you are talking to one person, libh when you are talking to more than one. English uses "you" for both singular and plural.
In America, we generally say "pool" not swimming pool. Is there a way to say this, or is it not common in Ireland?
The Irish for a body of water is "linn". But not every body of water is suitable for swimming. A "fish pond" is linn éisc, a "duck pound" is linn lachan, a "pool of blood" is linn fola.