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March 22, 2011

Try the sentence Dè an t-ainm a tha air… with other nouns learned in previous lessons.  Or, use Dwelly to look up new nouns.  But remember two things:

  • Nouns beginning with b, c, g, m, or p will lenite, and the word for ‘the’ will become a’, not an.
  • Nouns beginning with f also lenite, but retain an for the.

Here are some sentences using lenited nouns (any starting with b, c, g, m, or p.)

  • Dè an t-ainm a tha air a’ bhalach?  (Jay ahn TAHN-im a ha air uh VAHL-uk?)  What is the name on the boy?
  • Dè an t-ainm a tha air a’ chaileag?  (Jay ahn TAHN-im a ha air uh CHAHL-eh-ek?)  What is the name on the girl?
  • Dè an t-ainm a tha air a’ ghille?  (Jay ahn TAHN-im a ha air uh GHILL-ee?)  What is the name on the boy/lad?
  • Dè an t-ainm a tha air a’ mhios?  (Jay ahn TAHN-im a ha air uh vis?)  What is the name on the month?
  • Ch is pronounced like ch in the German ich.  

    Today’s listening, back to Can Seo.  Episode  9 Part 2.  She discusses amalgamated pronouns today.

     

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    One Comment leave one →
    1. David Moody permalink
      August 25, 2015 10:11 pm

      Would love to know my name in Scottish Gaelic.

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