Yes, i said you like" but the programme said this was wrong, the response was "ye like"?
How on earth am i supposed to know the english word 'ye' and is it supposed to be you?
it's optional :) you CAN use 'you', but 'ye' is irish English and is more precise.
"ye" is NOT "Irish English". Some Irish people say "ye", as do some English people. Most do not.
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.
Many of us (in areas of Irish decent) in Newfoundland still enjoy the precision of "ye" as well. :D
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.
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.
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.
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.