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"Ciamar a tha thu, a Mhàiri?"

Translation:How are you, Mairi?

February 20, 2020

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WendyCox9

Hard to hear the name.


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

Sounds like “a Mhàidich”!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShannonM42

Why the h in the name this time?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maskedmallard537

In the vocative form used when addressing a person directly, the addition of the "a" before names/titles beginning with certain consonants causes lenition, where an h is added to the word and changes its pronunciation a bit.

cariad -> a charaid màthair -> a mhàthair piuthar -> a phiuthair Seumas -> a Sheumas

And so forth.


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

since it is vocative, shouldn't it be Mhairi

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