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"On Thursday."

Translation:Déardaoin.

February 23, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/medieval-monk

Why does this not need a "de" in front of it?


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

It's already there. The at the beginning of it is where it was separate in the past.

Here's the etymology:

> From dé (“day”) + idir (“between”) + dhá (“two”) + aoine (“fast”) (literally, "day between two fastings").


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/medieval-monk

Thanks, that was an awesome explanation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngeCI
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So why “Déardaoin” isn't spelled “dé Ardaoin” instead? Irish is so complicated and more detailed explanation is needed in the tips and notes.


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

That totally rocked my galaxy!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConorMcMen1

Why is this not ' ar déardaoine '?

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