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"Duine uabhasach."

Translation:A terrible person.

January 13, 2020



On the website LearnGaelic (I don't know if it's a good one or not but I use it to learn further pronunciation) bh is supposed to be pronounced as a v. I'm sure there are anomalies in every language. In this example uabhasach sounds like it is an "M' sound. Is this correct?


When did duine become a person rather than a man? Watson defines it as "man", and the course defines "an duine agam" as "my husband" Watson has dhaoine as the collective meaning people, but not in the singular for a person Is there a gaelic word, other than duine, meaning a person of either sex? [PLEASE - I don't want to get into any debates about "gender"]


Quite a while, its root word is for "person":


You can use pearsa or neach, if you'd rather, but duine as "person" is historically accurate -- at least as far back as "Clan Traditions and Popular Tales of the Western Highlands and Islands" in 1895 (available for free in entirety via Google Books).

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