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"Your mother lost her letter."

Translation:Chaill do mháthair a litir.

January 1, 2015

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

How to know if a refers to a masculine entity in this case, where lenition is not possible?

January 1, 2015

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

Context.

January 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardMik2

If one could not discern it based on context, how woyld one ask for clarificatio?

October 22, 2015

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

Well, some dialects actually have a lenited <l>, so you could tell from there.

But, really, you'd probably just ask "Whose letter"? to clarify it.

October 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardMik2

Got it. cé leis litir right?

October 22, 2015

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

I would say an litir, but yeah.

October 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardMik2

I read this as your mother lost her liter at first haha.

October 15, 2015
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