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"Is IRN BRU good for you? I do not care."

Translation:A bheil IRN BRU math dhut? Tha mi coma.

January 9, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KentMacfar1

"Tha mi coma," as taught here is different from the old way, "Is coma leam". When did the change take place - Iv'e noticed that toil and feàrr have retained their old pattern. What about "còir" (bu chòir dhomh - I should), àbhaist (is àbhaist dhomh - I usually). etc.


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

Hey, it's a different construction but both are usable and correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KentMacfar1

Thank you. I like knowing things like this because, while I understand that changes happen in all languages, I like to know the extent of the changes in Gaelic so that I can extrapolate them into a larger context.

The next time I come over, I'll want to recertify my Proficiency cards from An Comunn Gàidhealach na h-Alba (bronze and silver) which I earned in the '90s, and may take a run at the gold. Please bear with me.

Thanks again.


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

No problem at all, Kent. Wish you the very best of luck with your cards!

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