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"Is toil leam buntàta agus sgadan."

Translation:I like potato and herring.

January 13, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michelle574048

I will have to try it! I am having so much fun and am loving being able to "level up"!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flander85

It's very easy to prepare: Pour some oil and sliced onions on smoked herring and let it rest for a while, boil potatoes, peel them, mix all together and pour some parsley all over as wished. Better serve cold, as summer is coming.

And bring some noise with it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VmKu2O7JmY


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Agatha631151

What an absolutely great song! I love the Uilleann pipes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deio251646

Is toigh leam buntàta agus sgadan -- that is what I heard? Am I hopelessly outdated, old-fashioned, or just plain wrong. I know Gaidhlig has gone through a few spelling reforms, only one accent used now, some of the dead wood cut out, so to speak. I even think the original could have been Is doigh leam, but, my memory is hazy. So obsolete spelling or just wrong, please?


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

In the tips for the first lesson, they say that some people say "is toil leam..." and some say "is toigh leam" , and that the course teaches "is toil leam" because it's used more often.

You may have to use the web version of the course to see the tips -- but you can navigate to it on your phone web browser, as well as from a computer. I like to make notes from each lesson's tips when I first start the lesson, and copy the vocabulary for that lesson into the file too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deio251646

To be honest, I think it could be more about a spelling convention, as if you say, Is toigh leam, the toigh is run together with the l of leam, so would sound identical to Is toil leam, what is more, though dated, Is doigh leam is also possible. I mainly learned and spoke Gaidhlig in the Uists, but I did come across a good native speaker from Argyll, and he sounded as if he said, 'Sdoigh leam. It was also noticeable that some of his 'd's were not voiced as 't' without pre-aspiration, so sgadan, did sound as written rather than sounding more like scattan. In short, I don't think it really matters, as what matters here is how, the course is teaching an expression. It is fun to be refreshing all that I have forgotten, and, I should concentrate more on re-learning than worrying about the inessentials. Thank you very much for taking the time to reply.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ValerieBlo15

Im just confused as to why Im learning herring before yes and no.

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