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"How are you, grandfather? Well."

Translation:Ciamar a tha sibh, a sheanair? Tha gu math.

January 2, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uilebheist19

Duolingo has accepted my answer "Ciamar a tha thu, a sheanair?" So is saying "t(h)u" to one's father actually in use among native speakers, or it has been accepted only for the sake of the course?


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

It varies. Typically, 'sibh' would be used, but it very much depends on individuals themselves. Some might use 'thu'. :)


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

Also, this is grandfather, although the same idea applies.


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

why is "seanair" lenited here?


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

Vocative case, "a + lenition". 'O, Grandfather!'

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