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"Tapadh leibh Ollaimh!"

Translation:Thank you, Professor!

December 2, 2019



Am I correct to say tapadh leat would be wrong because the professor is an authority figure?


How do I know whether to put "a" before the noun (in this case ollaimh) or not? I'm a bit confused.


I am very much a beginner in Gaelic, but I think that you don't put the "a" when the noun or name begins with a vowel. For example, you say, "Hàlo, a Sheumais!" but "Hàlo, Anna!"

I'm sure it's a bit more complicated than that, but that's what I've picked up so far.


You are correct, but you only put the A when you are addressing the person.


Are there specific rules to follow regarding capitalization and titles?


It is funny because I don't think I have seen much about the rules of capitalisation. It seems like it is are mostly the same as in English. Proper names of people or places (Iain or Alba), even Albannach -Scottish is capitalized. I assume that you are asking because Dualingo has capitalized Ollaimh here (but not thidsear elsewhere). In this case I believe it is capitalized as you are directly adressing the professor.


Why is Ollaimh pronounced like Olive?


"mh" is usually pronounced similar to a 'v'. I highly recommend checking out a pronunciation guide like this one: https://learngaelic.scot/sounds/

Gaelic spelling and pronunciation is very consistent but quite different to English in a lot of cases.

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