"Are you in Uist, Flora?"

Translation:A bheil thu ann an Uibhist, a Fhlòraidh?

June 6, 2020

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Why does this example take the form "a Fhloraidh" when other examples in the lesson don't, eg "Feasgar math, Fhearghais"?


When the name is lenited we don't pronounce the Fh. In the case of Fhloraidh, you would say 'a loraidh' because you are addressing them (vocative). In the case of Fheargais, we cannot say 'a eargais' in the lenited form because we than have two vowels in juxtaposition so we drop the 'a' for Fheargais.


Different rules for F followed by a vowel than with a consonant. https://www.duome.eu/tips/en/gd

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