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"Chan eil briogais orm."

Translation:I do not have trousers on.

November 27, 2019

20 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkWoodco4

A Dhòmhnaill, càit a bheil do bhriogais?


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

i suppose it comes from old english n scots where its breeks and draws n aw that, so pant(alon)s and underpants is fair. still annoying but


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatrionaGr10

Duolingo has gone down in my book! Scots English should be trousers not pants.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

All the Duolingo courses use American English, as Duolingo is an American company.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatrionaGr10

That explains it! Thank you. Wonder whose voice it is - are they Gaelic native speakers? I'm happy with probably 99% but then there's a word I just can't understand and I thought I was fairly confident with both Lewis and Skye accents.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

All the audio was done by native speakers. Mostly islanders, although I don't think we had anyone from Lewis :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2GreyCats

I love that so much! ‘S e math gu dearbh! All the German course is TTS synthesized, so having live speakers is a real treat!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SharonMcLa10

briogais means trousers and since this is a Scottish and bot American language. Please sort it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2GreyCats

Duo lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. What were you expecting from an American short-winged owl?


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

Well two of them should at least be able to carry a coconut


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

This is an American website. ALL the courses use American English. 'Trousers' will always be accepted for 'briogais' though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatrionaGr10

Another example where glasses are accepted but spectacles aren't. Who wrote this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

We have included 'spectacles' in most places, but there might have been a few sentences that have slipped through the cracks. If you come across them, report them and we'll fix it. Please don't just come to the sentence discussions to complain, it's not fair on us as we are a very small team of volunteers, and the course has only been live for about 5 weeks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatrionaGr10

Apologies! It's a lovely course and anything which will help keep Gaelic alive is very worthwhile. How would you like any difficulties sent to you?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

Thank you. Any issues with sentences can be reported via the wee report flag that comes up when your answer is checked. It comes up with a list of options, and you click whichever one is appropriate (e.g. missing hints, correct sentence marked wrong, no audio, etc.), and then we can check them on our end.

Reporting sentences leads us directly to them, as we are notified, whereas commenting on sentence discussions doesn't. Unless we go and check the SDs ourselves, we won't know if a sentence has an issue or not. Saying that, SDs are helpful in that it gives learners the chance to explain to us what issues they may be having with a sentence, which you can't do when submitting a report.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatrionaGr10

Thanks, I'd rather have the minor problems than not have the site. Keep upte good work!

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