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"Tha an fheannag ùr agam."

Translation:I have the new crow.

December 18, 2019

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelWar251504

How often do crows need renewing?


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

I tend to swap mine out every couple years. Refer back to the manual that came with yours if you are unsure.


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

An duine agam = my husband ... so I thought of this as "my new crow".


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

If there were more to the sentence, it would be translated like that: "Tha an fheannag ùr agam sgoinneil" = "The new crow at me (my new crow) is brilliant". Without that predicate ("brilliant") we just have, literally, "is the new crow at me". Switch to English word order: "The new crow is at me", i.e., "I have a new crow." Does that make sense? I hope that didn't just make it more confusing...


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

Excellent explanation. There's another thread on "Tha feannag ùr agam" :-) ... gu math sèamhaidh!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanS181824

As an Irish speaker i assumed "feannag" was the Scottish for 'fuinneog' meaning window. Big mistake!! lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tracy745352

ok...? Is this a gaelic saying? It makes no sense in english really?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanS181824

I don't think so. I think the creators were just giving us a quirky/weird sentence since we'd likely remember it.


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

"I have THE new crow" is just a really clumsy sentence in and of itself.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mor247579

My mother claims that when she learned French (in the 1930s) one of the phrases used was 'Excuse me, Sir! My postillion has been struck by lightning'.

I feel that renewing crows might be just as useful.


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

Why?

  • "Which crows do you have?"
  • "I have the new crow, he has the old crow"
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