"Ní dochtúir í go fóill."

Translation:She is not a doctor yet.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Crooty
Crooty
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Is "go fóill" always used with a negative? And so, is "fós" only used in positive sentences?

If not, are they interchangeable?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

It's just dialectal. It can be used with positive or negative sentences. So they're interchangable.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryji

Which dialects use which form?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

go fóill is common in Connemara.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/exeisen
exeisen
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Is this the same "go fóill" in "slán go fóill"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ballygawley
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It would seem so: go fóill can mean yet / still, but also for a while / bit

http://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/f%c3%b3ill

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthewdk14
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Like пока in Russian. У меня пока нет это = níl é sin go fóill agam (not sure on order) = I don't have that yet (for the moment). Slán go fóill = пока = see you later/see you round.

maybe?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryLea11
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So, 'fos' is fine for me to use? I got the feeling it was Ulster and Donegal (I use it myself.) Where else uses it?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FearAsAnt-Oilean

I grew up learning munster Irish and we always say "Fos" for yet, or still...and "go Foill" for Slan go foill which to my understanding means "goodbye for now"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryLea11
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Sorry. Fós. I.really cannot spell today.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BaalaE
BaalaE
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Can't I say "She is no doctor yet."? It was marked as wrong.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthewdk14
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that's spoken English, and not really grammatically correct.

8 months ago
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