Why not `a athair'?
we lose the vocative particle before vowels
What's the difference between "tapadh leat" and "tapadh leibh"
Tapadh leat: singular and informal
Tapadh leibh: plural and formal
You would use formal to address your own father?
Tapadh leat is generally used for singular peers and younger people, and Tapadh leibh more so for older people and/or groups no matter the age or gender
It let me say "tapadh leat a mhàthair" in an earlier question but insisted on "tapadh leibh athair" here.
uill. maybe leibh for the priest kind of athair, but leat for my dad...
Would it really be incorrect to say "Tapadh leat athair"? Can't you use the singular for your father, given your level of intimacy with him?
why not 'tapadh leat'?
Someone help me understand when to use "Tapadh leat" and "Tapadh leibh"