"Ei lygaid o"

Translation:His eyes

March 31, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/dimbulb

Why only one l here where in previous constructions it was two? Cuz it's a bloke's eyes?

March 31, 2017

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This is explained in the notes for the section 'Family1'. In short:

  • llygaid - eyes
  • ei lygaid e - his eyes - ei (his) causes soft mutation
  • ei llygaid hi - her eyes - ei (her) causes an aspirate mutation or addition of h- in front of a vowel, so it has no effect on ll-.
March 31, 2017
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