"An turtar."

Translation:The turtle.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CarpeGuitarrem

This word just made me so happy.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CappyMcBrit

Concur! Imagining a nation of people saying that on repeat... fantastic.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasperiscool309

Well... Maybe you remember the repeated 'badger'?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NatCon89
NatCon89
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I agree! This pronunciation is delightful. Right up there with 'bágún'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferKr704942

Absolutely! "Ithean an turtar bágún!" Right?!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeraldineN11
GeraldineN11
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Haha, I agree. Think it is my new favourite word in Irish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/clearer-skies

Haha I'm irish and I never learned this word in school. It's my favourite word :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChickenRunner02

what is tortoise? some people think they're the same -- are they different in Irish?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
scilling
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“Tortoise” is toirtís. (To round out the set of chelonians, “terrapin” is tiripín.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LinguDemo
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Sounds like "turr-turr". XD One of my favorite words now.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MollyMcNal3

where is the 's'/'sh' sound coming from?

3 weeks ago
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