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"Fàilte! thusa?"

Translation:Welcome! Who are you?

June 6, 2020



Is this a polite way of asking a person's name?


I'm wondering the same? Or is this a greeting from a copper? Who are you!!??


Why is thusa used here?


I read where thusa is an emphatic form of the pronoun thu. In other words, it's like saying in English "Who are YOU?" ; what English does by vocally placing stress on a word, Gàidhlig does by modifying the pronoun. Also, I see that certain copula actually require the usage of this emphatic form, which is why you say "Is mise..." when identifying yourself and not "Is mi..".

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