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When do you use "iasg (fish)" and when do you use "èisg (fishes)"

Hi there! I'm currently on Pets 2 and got a bit confused on the fish sentences. For example:

  • Còig èisg = Five fishes
  • Aon iasg = One fish
  • Deich iasg = Ten fish

I'm not too sure when you're meant to use each one. Would someone be able to point me in the right direction?

December 2, 2019



https://learngaelic.scot/grammar_hacks/numbers.jsp This is a grammar page on LearnGaelic about using numbers with nouns. There is a video at the top of the page and text below that.


Hey 1 and two are followed by singular nouns in Gaelic. Deich iasg should be deich èisg and has been corrected as of last night.


It should be worth pointing out though that ten is singular in some dialects (mine own for example).

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