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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

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

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.


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

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tj4234

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

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