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"Calum is as tired as an old dog."

Translation:Tha Calum cho sgìth ri seann chù.

April 25, 2020



Why not cho sgìth ri cù sean? Because it's a set phrase?


So Chaluim is unacceptable?Why is that?


Why would it be? Chaluim is either genitive (and you wouldn’t say Calum’s is as tired… in English either) or a part of vocative – a Chaluim – the form used when addressing person directly. This sentence is about Calum, Calum is the subject, and needs to be in nominative, Calum.

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