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Multiple Methods of Plurals: Lucky 7

April 28, 2011

We’ve seen some less common methods of forming plurals, but #7 is seen much more frequently.

  • When a noun ends in -ir, -air, -ar, or -a, its plural is often formed by changing the ending to -richean,  -raichen, or -aichean (all of which are pronounced REE-chen/EE-chen).


  • litir/ litrichean  (LEECH-eer/ LEECH-reech-en) letter/ letters
  • cathair/ cathraichean  (KA-er/ KA-reechen) chair/ chairs
  • còta/ còtaichean  (KAWT-uh/ KAWT-eechen) coat/ coats

Take a few minutes to look over yesterday’s post, count to nineteen, and listen to a previous day’s listening.  Check a post from December to see if you remember the vocabulary.  Review the rules for leniting with aon and dà/dhà and when to use vs. when to use dhà.

Use the words above in sentences.  Do you see, read, or want letters, chairs, or coats?  How many of each?

One Comment leave one →
  1. Karina permalink
    May 2, 2011 7:54 pm


    Can you help me with a translation?

    I need know, how do you say in Scottish Gaelic: “My heart is yours”.

    Thank you. It´s very important for me.

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