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"A pig is not small."

Translation:Chan eil muc beag.

December 6, 2019



When do we learn the pronunciation of the letters and letter combinations


The course is still in Beta so I imagine that will come.

However, this may be of use to you.



Thank you, that should help!


Thank you! It has been bugging me that I am getting no help in pronouncing these tricky words, very helpful Have a lingot:)


You can go to https://www.duolingo.com/words when you have Scottish Gaelic open. It shows all the recent words used. You can then click on a word to get pronunciation and example sentences.


how do I start at the every beginning again, Lesson 1?


Why is it spelled "Chan eil" here, instead of Chan il?"


It's never spelt chan il


The way I wrote it shold be corect, I speak Gailic I know


Really hard to get used to the pronunciation of 'beag' being a Gaeilgeoir where it's standard as 'byug'. I need to put my Ulster hat on!!!


General rule is that when you have two vowels, one broad and one slender, and no suspicion of a long vowel (accent, or a double letter following) then you pronounce the first letter in GĂ idhlig and the second in Gaeilge. The y you mention just results from the slender b. The first vowel is the historically correct one (Old Irish bec) and the second one was added at some stage for some reason.


So when do we use dona?


Yes dona just means 'bad'. There are actually lots of words in Gaelic with 'bad' meanings beginning with do and they almost always have an opposite beginning with so. In this case, sona means 'content, happy'. Just see the do or so section of the dictionary for lots of examples.


When you are referring to something as bad and i think it is always placed at the end of the sentence. Correct me if i am wrong please im a newbie.

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