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  5. "Tha mac modhail agam."

"Tha mac modhail agam."

Translation:I have a well-behaved son.

June 29, 2020



My son is well behaved has been pinged


My son is well behaved is a different sentence, it is a statement about my son; while I have a well-behaved son is a statement about me. My son is well-behaved would be tha mo mhac modhail in Gaelic.


So mi-mhodail is badly behaved, presumably mi- (sorry I can't type the accent) is a construction for negative, like un- in English? Is that right and can you explain when it is used?

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