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"IRN BRU! Glè mhath!"

Translation:IRN BRU! Very good!

December 7, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/goetz895855

I wonder how much Irn Bru paid for this product placement....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Watson24601

What's the difference between math and mhath?


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

In some cases, certain consonants at the beginning of a word can undergo a process called lenition. This happens here, with changing to . As far as I know (someone correct me if I'm wrong), this always happens after glè - and in plenty of other cases that I'm sure we'll learn about later.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mick411120

Why is Irn Bru capitalised? That is not standard English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamBen756880

It's a brand name, often spelled IRN-BRU. Ach cha toil leam IRN BRU idir.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack438146

Is it available in the US?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack438146

If not, Duolingo is teasing.


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

It's available on Amazon in the US, but there's something in the Scottish recipe that can't be sold in the US so it's not the real deal.


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

Why is mhath used here instead of math? Or visa versa?


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

It comes after glè, which changes the case math is in. It then undergoes a process called lention, where a h is added, making it mhath, so that it rolls off the tongue easier. The same happens with beag, or bheag.

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