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"What time?"

Translation:Cén uair?

3 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DaithMac

"Cá huair?" was judged as using the wrong word, while cén uair was given as the correct answer. I would have learnt cén uair in school, but tried out Cá huair to remember it as an alternative.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Karen153751

Why is "Cén t-am?" not correct?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Because they didn't set it as an acceptable answer. Please report it next time you see it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Karen153751

Go raibh maith agat. Beidh mé.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nina462140
Nina462140
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Why is uair lenited when it follows "cá" but not when it follows "cén"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ballygawley
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The "h" before "uair" is not lenition, but rather a means to distinguish the vowels (and at the samet time the two words) "a" and "u" in two consecutive words from each other. As cén ends in the consonant "n" there is no need to place anything else inbetween.

http://nualeargais.ie/gnag/thnd.htm#h

(WHY?? Well you know the Irish pronounciation with many vowels together may get confusing, such as e.g. "aoi" in "daoine". It could be fun thoughj trying to figure out how to pronounce the construct cáuair ;- )

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryMcGonagle123

Ce an tam ata se, is how I learned to say what time is it . Why now is tha not correct?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryMcGonagle123

Not the way I was taught in Donegal

1 year ago