This is the first time I have come across taitníonn as a verb, and duolingo give me a hint that it meant to shine. I'm on the Android app, so no hints and tips, but this could have been explained a little better I think.
The issue is that taitnigh does mean "shine". It's just that, when used with le, it becomes "like" (lit. x shines with y) where "y likes x"
So it's like "does that sparkle with you?" I think I actually heard that expression on South Park first :-)
That sounds a little odd in English, but I guess it's the same meaning, and certainly "Taitníonn X go mór liom" is how you would say "I really enjoy X", so yes, perhaps it should be accepted.
I'm from Australia and I put"I really enjoy food" and it was marked right 26th November 2016
I got marked off for saying "greatly" instead of "a lot," when really they're the same thing (plus there's the nice call back to the original meaning of "mór"). Shouldn't this count?
Taitníonn vs. Taistaíonn. Gets me every time. I put "I need a lot of food". :-(
Where did the "very" part come from? "Go mór" just means "much", doesn't it?
No, go mór can mean "a lot" or "considerably" or "a great deal", or a general intensifier, depending on context. The "very" comes from the English idiom "very much" - "I enjoy food much" doesn't really work, but you could just as well translate this sentence as "I enjoy food a lot".
Would it be possible to express the same idea without using the "taitníonn" idiom? Like, how would one add "go mór", or some other irish varient of "very" to "Is maith liom bia"?
In the case of is maith liom, you can step up the intensity by saying is breá liom or is aoibhinn liom, but you can also say is maith liom go mór an bia
Did you mean switching bia with a gerund, e.g. “I enjoy cooking very much”? If not, would you give an example with a verb that you’d had in mind?
The structure wouldn’t change at all, e.g. Taitníonn cócaireacht go mór liom.