"Tá an liathróid sa chiseán."

Translation:The ball is in the basket.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mjkuecker1965

Is é an liathróid sa chiseán leis na madraí codlata. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ginagillen
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what is wrong with there is a ball in the basket?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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An liathróid means “the ball” rather than “a ball”.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ginagillen
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thanks I should have realised. I was not thinking literally; what does ta actually mean?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lancet
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In this sentence, it means "is".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ginagillen
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thank you ( I find Irish rather confusing)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chromalogue
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Why "ball" and not "sphere"? The first time I encountered the word, the translation given was "sphere."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

The Irish for the geometrical shape of a ball is sféar.

You could stop 100 people walking down any street in Ireland, and ask the people who did Irish in school what liathróid means, and every single one of them would say "ball", and I doubt that many of them could tell you what the Irish for "sphere" is (I had to look it up to answer your question!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffFoster14
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Two points!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hec10tor
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GRMA duolingo, you just reminded to put an new exercise ball on my shopping list.

I'd try to write this in irish but dont know "reminded" or exercise!

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo
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Why is "ciseán" lenited here? I was under the impression that preposition + "an" → eclipsis.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

There isn't a single rule that applies to all prepositions. Some lenite the following noun, some eclipse, some done cause any change, some eclipse after an, some lenites after an.

sa lenites a following noun, but it also follows the DNTLS DTS exceptions, because sa used to be ins an.

2 months ago
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