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"Chan eil Canada beag."

Translation:Canada is not small.

December 19, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cchris08

Recognising dialects and accents is a big part of learning any language. I wish people would stop being so negative about people who are clearly trying to teach you about their language


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/david1hope

The speaker is very difficult to understand


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stephanie383140

This voice is not clear at all and i had a difficult time even hearing the words


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShannonEme5

I only barely understood it after listening three times very closely, this is on July 4 2020 for if it gets updated


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anne120754

I find this accent difficult to follow and appreciate it is a native gaelic speaker from Lewis?


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

Question: why is it "Chan eil Canada beag" and not "Chan eil Canada bheag"? Is anyone willing/able to help me understand this. Chan eil mi a'tuigsinn seo.


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

Adding the "h" is called "lenition". "Beag" is the base form of the word. There is just nothing leniting the word here. If it had a modifier, it would lenite. For example: "Chan eil Canada glè bheag".

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