"The girl has water."

Translation:Tá uisce ag an gcailín.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/kl1997
kl1997
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why are "Tá uisce ag an gcailín" and "Tá uisce ag an chailín" both correct

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liamog
liamog
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Because of dialect, both are acceptable depending on what part of the country you're from.

ag an gcailín is the official standard.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/troyarsenian94

Why the g though? Is there a phonetic difference between the two?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ataltane
ataltane
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In eclipsis, the new first letter 'eclipses' the original, which is not sounded - so 'gcailín' is said like 'gailín'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MNMStraw
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Yes, there is. I'm sure they'll have more sound bites before this comes out of Beta, but there are already a couple exercises with "gcailín" sounded out. Just not this one yet :(

When you have a chance to login to the regular website, the tips/notes section for this lesson is pretty extensive. I have pulled up the site in the browser on my mobile before if I was really stumped.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Loughlan3

Dont know... that happened to me too.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moryssa33
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Can someone clarify what the difference is between "Tá uisce ag an gcailín" and "Tá uisce aicí an cailín"?

When does one use the prepositional form instead of just "she has"? I'm trying, but this doesn't seem to equate to anything in English, so I'm having a hard time getting a grasp on it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cathy25.

I don't understand why 'Tá uisce aici " isn't correct ??

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skycoolzoid

Why exactly is the 'g' there? What put it there?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Katryon

Yeah i don't understand why it isn't "Ta uisce aici" either...

2 months ago
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