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what is in a name?

I see William in several lessons spelled "Uilleam" and in others it's "Uilleim" I'm I missing a concept for vocative here? Can anyone elaborate?

Tapadh leibh, Paul

April 24, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ueck1

When masculine nouns are in the vocative case, the last consonant is slenderized (which in practice usually means that an i is added right before the last consonant). So Uilleam becomes Uilleim, Aonghas becomes Aonghais, etc.


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

Thank you, I'd noticed the same with Naill and Neill during my last lesson.

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