Sorry. I know that was picky, but I wanted to make sure sheanmhathair could not mean either grandparent.
Sometimes Duolingo gives you a sentence and it just hits you.
It's been almost exactly twenty years since I heard that sentence. She passed on the last day of the run of a show I was in, and my parents decided to hide the information from me until the next day so that I wouldn't have to go through two performances and strike while carrying that knowledge. She was raised on the border between Counties Mayo and Roscommon a century ago and grew up speaking (what she called) Gaelic. She refused to teach a word of it to any of her children here in the States.
It's... It's weird to say this, but I'm learning Irish in part to spite her. I want to know more about my heritage and where I came from. I want to learn more about what she hid from us. Not this year and probably not next year either, but I hope to see the hills of Connacht with my own eyes before too long.
I'm curious, why did your grandmother refuse to teach her language and heritage?
This is sad because last month its been 1 year since my grandmother died. :/
Tips and Notes has ni bfuair for didnt get. Is this right? Would it be ni fhuair?
Tips and Notes on Past Tense 1 notes that Faigh is one of 6 exceptions in the general rule of using Níor (Bí, Téigh, Déan,Feic, Faigh, Abair), but doesn't point out that Faigh is the only one that isn't lenited, and then has an obvious error of Ní bfuair.
Teanglann.ie shows ní bhfuair
Can this also mean your grandmother is dead? If not, how would that then be translated?