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This is my mother

How would you say that in Scottish Gaelic

Will it be : Seo mo mhàthair ?

Is there a way in Scottish to say : She is my mother ?

'S i mo mhàtair ( a th ann ). - or something like that ?

December 26, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tj4234

Yes. But it would be "innte" instead of "ann".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nikhil3

Thanks, why "innte" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

It's a gender thing. 'a th' ann' for men, 'a th' innte' for women.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tj4234

I think the real question is why is it ann for men. What makes us so special? The prepositional pronouns are a combination of the pronoun and the preposition. Ann and mo become annam for example. Innte comes from ann and ise.

However for some reason ann and esan combine to form "ann".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

Almost.

ann + mi = annam

ann + i = innte

ann + e = ann

ann + ise = inntese

ann + esan = annsan


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tj4234

My apologise. I had an overnight drive home last night and wasn't thinking properly. Was trying to remember if they are regular pronouns or possessives.

The above is correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

Don't worry about it! It's a busy time of year :)

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