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"An deartháir."

Translation:The brother.

March 26, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fingolfin1346

The etymology of this word may help people to remember it. Deartháir comes from Old Irish derbráthair, from derb (“certain”) + bráthair (“brother”). The derbfine ("certain kin") was a kin group of four generations.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidcwalls

Here is a link that might be helpful for those wanting hearing the pronunciation of deartháir

http://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/dearth%C3%A1ir

(with thanks to galaxyrocker for the link)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SatharnPHL

The Duolingo exercises Mo dheartháir and Tá do dheartháir freagrach both have audio, though they contain the lenited dheartháir.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrianSmith990062

Makes me think of Flann O'Brien

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