I thought that chan eil càil was nothing, (literally not a thing) and chan eil cail idir would be nothing at all
I agree, and I have flagged it. For those below who are confused; 'càil' is literally "anything", so "cha'n eil càil" is "It isn't anything" I.E. "Nothing".
So why 'càil' and not 'idir'?
idir= at all,
Càil = anything. Chan eil càil literally means ''not anything'', so ''nothing at all'' is what one would say in English
How come the only answers they ever give to "What's going on?" are either "not much" or "nothing at all"? When oh when will something be going on?
It's like the song Heaven by the Talking Heads. Nothing ever happens.
After the pandemic
ha ha have a lingot
Why is it not dè tha a' dol?
Am I right in surmising that idir might be used in a positive sentence; càil in a negative one.
I don't know either, but I think that doesn't seem right
When you say for example "Cha toil leam brot idir", that's a negative statement where you use idir
Maybe idir and càil can be used interchangeably?
I'm pretty sure, chan eil idir is incorrect, so I wouldn't say they're interchangeable. Chan toil leam brot cail is incorrect as well.
I'm not sure if the error was on my end (I'm just too fast) or if there was a problem on the other end, but the second half of the audio didn't sound until I'd pressed "Check". Suspect it's unique to my case. Tapadh leibh.
my native gaelic speaker would mean what's doing and not much