"Ist, Eilidh!"

Translation:Hush, Eilidh!

January 23, 2020

5 Comments


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

That's interesting, is that where wheest comes from?


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

Probably the other way around. Ist comes from wheest. Just like "is" is a shortened form of "agus"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanS181824

In Irish we say "fuist" and it's anglicised as "whisht". Not sure how fuist lost its F sound in Gàidhlig and changed to W in English!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EAni4
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Does fuist ever get lenited? As fhuist could easily account for both ist and "whisht"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanS181824

Hmmm not to my knowledge at least. It's just an interjection, something your Mam might say to you when you were younger.

"Fuist! Éist liomsa!" (Whisht, listen to me!)

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