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"Chan eil dhà agam."

Translation:I do not have two.

February 27, 2020

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

"I have not got two" (more British English) must surely be just as correct as "I do not have two" (more trans-Atlantic English).


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

Lenition of "dhà" due to "eil"?


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

no. Dhà on it own is always lenited. Dhà loses lenition when paired with another word, rather than gaining lenition.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jennifer914888

That explains it - have been puzzled up to now as I have memories of Dòtaman as a kid and it was always dhà in the time telling bit at the end


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

The computer should also accept, "I have not got two".

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