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"The children are so nice."

Translation:Tha a' chlann cho snog.

September 9, 2020



Tha a' chlann cho snog...but Tha Èirinn cho shnog. Why also does it become chlann instead of clann? Is it the a'? Is a' interchangeable with an to mean "the"?

  1. No, you’re wrong, it would also be tha Èirinn cho snog for Ireland is so nice. You are mistaking cho so with glè very. Glè causes lenition of the following adjective, cho does not.

  2. clann is a feminine noun and so it gets lenited after the definite article, thus a’ chlann the offspring, the children. This is explained in the tips and notes to the Animals skill.

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