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"Itheann ach ólann sé."

Translation:She eats but he drinks.

December 1, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jakebob38

So no ',' after 'but' in Irish?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

There wouldn't be in English in this sentence either.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

My inclination would be to add a comma after “eats”, and that would probably exert some influence on me to add one after also.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jakebob38

Do they use comma's in Irish?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

Yes. Generally in the same place English would use them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sean.mullen

If you want to add a superfluous but still grammatically correct comma, you can place one before "but", not after. Apostrophes aren't used to make plurals either :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Becky122972

It's odd that they're comparing two people being different, but not using emphatic.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kyihsin

I was just thinking the same thing. It ought to be "Itheann sise ach ólann seisean."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Haley47358

wow that was REALLY confusing

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