do people with more discerning hearing than me get the difference between "eun" and "Iain"? any tips what to "hear out for"
... sounds almost THE SAME to me, too - but I think of IAIN as it would be pronounced with a double-N at the and - like IAINN - this double-N-sound in the end you do not have with EUN - do compare it - mas e do thoil e !
It also helps to look at the surrounding words. Would "have Iain" be a likely scenario?
Eun: long e-un
Iain: long e-ine
Agam = singular possessive?
Does the sentence literally translate as "are not bird mine"?
Or am I misinterpreting the function of "chan eil" as a negative?
Agam is for the first person. It denotes possesseion. Eg Tha bròg agam = I have a shoe. Tha bròg orm = I have a shoe on me or I'm wearing a shoe.
agam is like 'at me'. So it could be '(there) is not a bird at me'.
'I haven't a bird' should also be accepted
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