"My sore knee."

Translation:Mo ghlùn ghoirt.

August 13, 2020

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Sometimes, goirt is lenitted and sometimes it is not. What is the "rule" for that?


All contexts for lenition are explained in the tips and notes for the lessons where they first appear. Here the adjective goirt sore is lenited because glùn knee is a feminine noun and adjectives attributive feminine nouns are lenited. This is explained in the tips to the Phrases skill.

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Thanks. I knew it was an obvious answer. I had forgotten about masculine/feminine.

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