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"Tha mo phàrantan ann an Uibhist."

Translation:My parents are in Uist.

March 26, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michaelsteven90

You are on an island, not in it. Surely my parents are on Uist makes more sense than in Uist?


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

I guess that an island is kind of like a ship. You sail in a ship, not on it.

I guess it depends on the size of the island. When I go to Harris Crab House to buy oysters, I say, "I am going to buy oysters on Kent Island".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Medusa_--

Absolutely not, i would never say on Uist, not would i say on Ireland or on Britain. It's in. Always has been.

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