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"Tha mi a' cluinntinn Cailean."

Translation:I am hearing Colin.

January 15, 2020

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mairead651356

Is it wrong to interpret "Tha mi a' cluinntinn Cailean." as "I can hear C."? I feel that "I'm hearing C." is not very idiomatic English. Happy to stand corrected, mind :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tj4234

Yes it is. Whilst there's not much difference in English there is a slight difference in Gaelic. I can hear Calum would be "bidh mi a' cluinntinn Cailean."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mairead651356

Taing mhòr, tha e cuideachail, gu dearbh! :)


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

"a'cluinntinn'

'a'faireachdainn'

'Steòrnabhagh'

I can spell all of those just fine... but the Gàidhlig spelling of Colin??? Nope! Can't seem to get it, even after i wrote it out over 25 times. Good grief!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngusMcKin6

I have done this correctly several times and the only difference with the answer is the accent above the first a. I don't know how to do accents, is that why Im getting it wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tj4234

There isn't an accent in it. It's a'

But if you are leaving out the apostrophe, then yes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mhairi754791

Why won't it except the correct answer?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tj4234

What are you writing?

You most likely have a spelling error.

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