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"Sin a' chaileag."

Translation:There is the girl.

January 7, 2020



Again, this speaker's pronunciation is difficult. Their version of "sin" here doesn't sound like ANYONE else's.


How is it different from the one here:


Because there's nothing wrong with the one there (you may have to click "show more").

You'll hear it pronounced with the soft "i", you'll hear it pronounced more like the English "sheen" (like the Gaelic sìn but not as long) and if you go up into Lewis and Harris you'll hear it with the soft "e" (/ɛ/) like in sean (old).


Can anyone explain the (a')? Is it short for an/an t/am? Or is it specific to certain nouns? Is it for feminine nouns? I am really quite confused. Tapadh leibh


I think it's that feminine words beginning with B, C, G, M and P and that want a 'the' in front (i.e. 'the girl') all have [ a' ] in front, and then the word lenites too. If I'm wrong (I'm still learning too) someone'll put us right. :)


Wht does thats the girl not work? Like thats the girl (that youre looking for)


Hey! That should have been accepted so I have added it.


Shouldn't we hear a double n to make it understandable?

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