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"Is maith linn cait agus is maith libh madraí."

Translation:We like cats and you like dogs.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Jennifer_6
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I said "you" but the programme said it's a mistake?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vesperlunalobos

Yes, i said you like" but the programme said this was wrong, the response was "ye like"?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gennzag
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Pronunciation question: the audio seems to pronounce "cait" the same as "cat." However, knowing that the audio has a tendency to be inaccurate, what is the actual way (in IPA?) to say the plural of "cat"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CagCorvus

It's [katʲ], slender T, and not catch. Refer to Wiktionary. In Cois Fharraige [kɪtʲ], again, with slender T, is allowed, too.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wengusflengus
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yup, I agree

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heinzgenrikh
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The audio does not always sound right. Just wait and see if they are going to improve that.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMeaneyPL
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I hear *kwit(j) which sounds fine to me (C) but I'd be just as happy with kat(j) (M) even though the differentiation between broad singular and slender plural is harder to distinguish.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deserttitan

Catch.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gennzag
gennzag
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Aha! I thought so. grma.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wengusflengus
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That's Gaeilge Atha Cliath ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristinaH525755

Ye vs we in translation.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wengusflengus
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Ye-> plural you

We-> plural I

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lolbitz

XD LOL

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SophieMadd

How on earth am i supposed to know the english word 'ye' and is it supposed to be you?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wengusflengus
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it's optional :) you CAN use 'you', but 'ye' is irish English and is more precise.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

"ye" is NOT "Irish English". Some Irish people say "ye", as do some English people. Most do not.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wengusflengus
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well get yourself a book about Hiberno-English :P No one said it was specifically Irish, it just so happens that it's used in Ireland.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/B-mhongoadh

we mostly say 'yous'

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheAlbinoRaven
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Many of us (in areas of Irish decent) in Newfoundland still enjoy the precision of "ye" as well. :D

1 day ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tracy34230

I did make a mistake here, however the shown correct sentence says "We like cats and ye like dogs". Which I don't think is correct.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

Many dialects of English differentiate between singular "you" and plural "you" when speaking (for example, some Americans will say "you all" or "y'all"), even though in most cases of written English, we write "you". In Ireland, some people say "ye" (pronunciation can vary) when referring to plural "you". As this exercise uses the plural "libh" in Irish, whoever set the exercise up may have written the translation using "ye", though I see "you" when I look at the top of this discussion.

This isn't the "ye" used in made up "Ye Olde Shoppe" signs.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMeaneyPL
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You say tumaiduh and I say tumahto.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ade654

yo yo yo yo yo y o yo they got it right who wants to wager 100 lingots?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Niall304641
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The -bh form exclusively means yous. It is basically like Spanish's vosotros form (which has largely died out in common use in many countries). It implies I am saying "you" but include those in your company as well. Duolingo seems to think it is a polite form.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

The Duolingo Irish course doesn't "think it's a polite form". There is no "polite form" in Irish, and Duolingo treats all of those -ibh prepositional pronouns (except dóibh) as plural, even though Standard English has lost that distinction and can't unambiguously handle such translations.

In an effort to address this ambiguity in English, "ye" (reflecting some dialects of Hiberno-English and "y'all" (reflecting some American English dialects) have been added to many exercises that use 2nd person plural pronouns, though the ambiguous "you" is the default answer in such cases.

3 weeks ago