"Tá an dlíodóir díograiseach."

Translation:The lawyer is conscientious.

3 years ago

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mpbell
mpbell
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Isn't this a slender s? The pronunciation seems pretty bad.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moloughl
moloughl
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I agree, it should have an 'sh' sound.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ballygawley
Ballygawley
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Apparently it shouldn't have a "sh" sound or a slender s, rather it should have slightly different emphasis on the "ograi" part before the s, them vocals almost being silent?

http://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/d%c3%adograiseach

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PookaGar
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^ yet it seems like díograis does have a slender -s at the end. Weird...

But not surprised that a first syllable with a fada should get an emphasis, and I am not hearing anything like a -ch at the end here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eikoopmit

I'll believe it when I see it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

Damn, I'm still spelling this wrong every time it comes up, because I know how it is pronounced, so I keep writing the ending as easach!!!

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moloughl
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The pronunciation seems to be an anomaly. According to the spelling the 's' is slender and ought to be pronounced with an 'sh' sound. On teanglann.ie all three dialects pronounce both 'díograis' and 'díograiseoir' with a slender 's' but all three pronounce 'díograiseach' with a broad 's'.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

I first encountered this exercise almost a years ago, and I've read the comments every time I've encountered it since then, so I'm well familiar with it's anomalous pronunciation. I don't have problems with other broad/slender exceptions like seisiún or siosúr, and remembering how to spell them. I just have some sort of block with this word.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimonDunne2

Ha. I typed "the lawyer is zealous" and it works

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatHomhair

'The lawyer is enthusiastic' is wrong??

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moloughl
moloughl
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Maybe "enthusiastic" is not a term one would apply to a lawyer!

But the EID (de Bhaldraithe) gives it as one of the translations. http://www.teanglann.ie/en/eid/d%C3%ADograiseach

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eikoopmit

It's wrong because it's the wrong word; one can be conscientious without being enthusiastic and one can be enthusiastic without being conscientious. The first could be a person with a strong moral code but no direction in life whereas the second could be satisfied by, say, a serial killer who likes to murder. Enthusiasm has absolutely nothing to do with conscientiousness, and I struggle to see why you even asked that.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mpbell
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Díograiseach can mean enthusiastic.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John365571

This is interesting; as far as I can tell it is spelled this way because the base word is diograis but no one actually pronounces it as it is spelled and the word coinsias is now the common word for conscience.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moloughl
moloughl
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Díograis is pronounced with the 'sh' sound in all three dialects here which makes it very surprising that díograiseach is not.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanSmyth3
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Why is consientous given as the answer previously and not accepted here.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Onyx.Rose
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Attorney is wrong?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

The Irish for "attorney" is "aturnae".

"dlíodóir" is as close to a literal translation of "lawyer" as you can get. All attorneys are lawyers, not all lawyers are attorneys.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Onyx.Rose
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Hahahaha! I guess you're right. The owl hasn't gotten to the word "aturnae" yet. Not at this stage of the game.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SFMurph
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In the US, I believe attorney and lawyer are synonymous. I know there's a difference between solicitor and barrister in the UK, but in the US, all attorneys are lawyers and vice versa. Irrespective of what you call them, they can represent a client and argue their case before a trier of fact. Looks like they have separate roles in Ireland.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelJad

I typed in "concientious" and it said "zenus" - i sony want to sound dim compared to our super intelligent members, but i have never used the word "zenus" do describe anyone, ever.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bredacm

I spelled it the same a you SatharnPHL because of her pronunciation.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

Her pronunciation is correct. This word is just an odd exception.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Drops_du_Jupiter

I don't know that word in English.

1 week ago
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