"Cheannaíodh sé dinnéar agus d'itheadh a chailín é."

Translation:He used to buy dinner and his girlfriend used to eat it.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/smrch
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Anyway, my basic point on the audio was: the ending of 'cheannaíodh' should be /-i:əx/, /-i:u:/ or /-i:əd/. The ending of 'd'itheadh' should be /-əx/, /-u:/ or /-əd/.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Windrammer
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Are there different pronunciations depending on the dialects?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smrch
smrch
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Yes.
/-əx/ in Munster & south Connacht.
/-u:/ in north Connacht & Ulster, which becomes /-əd/ before a pronoun beginning with 's' (as here).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GaelBeal
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I've never come across the [-əd] pronunciation of "-adh" before, is it going out of fashion? And does it make a difference if the s that follows it is broad or slender?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smrch
smrch
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There were comments here but they've been removed!
I see no reason why they were. Perfectly valid criticisms and corrections of the audio can only be of help to learners.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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Are there any missing instances of constructive criticism from previous discussions?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smrch
smrch
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Not that I've noticed. But I haven't trawled through them all to see if any are missing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/khmanuel
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Didn't i read in an earlier post that they were going to overhaul the audio?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tomasdeb
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I listened to the audio several times expecting to hear the gnáthchaite. Sounded more like the aimsir fháistineach to me - which wouldn't fit the sentence. D'itheadh sounded ok.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KittDunne
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I could be mistaken but it sounds like the audio has been corrected

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

All of the audio on the Irish course was replaced in April, 2016. The comments above refer to the original audio on the course.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15185543

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KittDunne
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It sounds ok now, has it been replaced?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

All of the previous comments, except for your similar question 7 months ago, and my reply, are over two years old, and therefore are referring to the original audio that was replaced in April 2016.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthewdk14
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why can't it be "...and his girlfriend used to eat him"? It is a perfectly valid translation!

7 months ago
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