"Tá an dlíodóir díograiseach."
Translation:The lawyer is conscientious.
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?
^ 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.
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!!!
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'.
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.
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.
Why is consientous given as the answer previously and not accepted here.
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.
Hahahaha! I guess you're right. The owl hasn't gotten to the word "aturnae" yet. Not at this stage of the game.
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.
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.