"Eilidh is big."
Translation:Tha Eilidh mòr.
If you are using a laptop or other device with a keyboard, you should install the international keyboard. There are Youtube videos and various webpages telling you how. Just Google "install international keyboard". Once you are set up, you can type the back-quote key (`) followed by a letter to get things like àèìòù. And various other key combos get you all the other odd things like øåæéíúç etc.
Also on a computer you can use Alt codes without needing to install anything. Alt + 0242 = ò Depending on your browser you would also have to hold the shift key so Alt + Shift + 0242 = ò Alt + Shift + 0249 = ù Alt + Shift + 0224 = à Those are the most common ones I've had to use so far doing the intro on my computer. Installing an international keyboard would probably be easier now I think of it but, here is another option anyways.
I've had huge problems with this and got into a bit of a snorl when trying out some of the suggestions both here and on uTube. Started off by pasting letters from "symbols" onto a word document and then pasting them into the exercises. That's a bit fiddley, so now I list every word I come across with accents on the word doc and paste them in as needed. Not ideal, but less sore on the fingers. I'm hoping a computer engineer will help me in the next few days to access the alternative keyboard easily (without knocking off any more vital stuff) so I can start looking at other languages like French. I think it would help beginners if there was a facility to use accented letters somewhere on the lesson pages, but not sure if that is practical.
There are duolingo forums, and there will be postings about how to set up keyboards for just about any device and operating system. (When you need tech help it's a good idea to mention what kind of device and which OS you have. For example, iphone, Android, Windows PC, Mac. That way people can tell you what to need to do right away.)
for window, I think this works. https://www.wikihow.com/Put-Accents-on-Letters On a mac, if you have the french keyboard installed, you can hold down the key and a short table of accented letters appears. They are numbered 1-6. select the number on your keyboard corresponding to the accent you want
No, mòr means big. The ò basically means you just elongate the vowel for a bit, you don't change its sound, just it's length. So it's pronounced like 'more' but with just a bit longer on the o. Not like moor at all which has the english oo sound. There are several words associated with moors and moorland but the most common would be mòinteach, whereas a moor covered in matgrass is riasgach (it may be close to the joke about eskimos having a lot of words for snow). If you want to know about any SG words I recommend using learngaelic.scot which has a dictionary (a lot of the words include an audio file with pronunciation) and other resources.