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"Tha falt liath orm a-nis."

Translation:I have gray hair now.

January 21, 2020

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

The Inuit have many different words for snow. Considering the weather in Scotland, it makes sense that Gaidhlig has multiple words for grey.


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

Glas seems to be the color grey itself, as in painting. A mix of white and black. Liath is the greying or diminishing of color. Liath ghorm, liath dhearg, etc.


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

Why is grey hair falt liath and not falt glas?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanMcLaughlin1

The answer is in the Tips and Notes (on a PC, but not on a phone) or go to https://www.duome.eu/tips/en/gd "Gaelic has some different colours that we use for hair and fur. ruadh - red / ginger (not dearg ) falt ruadh - red hair bàn - fair / blonde (not buidhe or geal ) falt bàn - fair hair liath - grey (not glas ) falt liath - grey hair"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DougSnell1

Chan eil sin cearr!


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

Isn't liath light blue?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShaneBrann1

I thought so, too, but the Duolingo dictionary and Google use gorm for blue.

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