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"I want help."

Translation:Tá cabhair uaim.

3 years ago

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moloughl
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It is marking "Tá cabhair ag teastáil uaim" as incorrect even though "Tá ... uaim" is an abbreviation of "Tá ... ag teastáil uaim".

3 years ago

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Yes, I’d made that point in my second comment in this discussion, but one of the course creators expressed the view that bí … ó could only be used for “want” here.

3 years ago

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Thank you. In the NEID for "want" both versions are given along with several others.

http://www.focloir.ie/en/dictionary/ei/want?q=want#want__5

There is a danger that older, more correct versions will get cast aside. There was much more Irish being spoken and used daily in the time of Dinneen than now.

3 years ago