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"He fills his pockets."

Translation:Líonann sé a phócaí.

3 years ago

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One wonders if this is at the root of the English expression "he lined his pockets".

3 years ago

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It’s unlikely; this sense of “line” comes from Old English, from the same root as “linen”, which was used as a lining in cloaks, robes, etc.

3 years ago

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Why is this lenited and not eclipsed? GnaG says lenition after possessive with "a" only lenites if it is the 3rd person sg. masc. Perhaps this is an idiom thing, where we use plural in English but a singular in Irish, but I thought we were dealing with a literal phrase here, not a figurative one.

3 years ago

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“His” is third-person, singular, and masculine. A bpócaí would be the translation for “their pockets”.

3 years ago

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…mar is polaiteoir é

1 year ago