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Making Cents of It

September 19, 2016
  • sgillin (SKEE-lin) penny

GRAMMAR: sgillin, like latha (day) remains singular after numbers:

  • dà sgillin  (DAH SKEE-lin) two pennies
  •  trì sgillin (TREE SKEE-lin) three pennies
  • dà not (DAH NOHT) two pounds
  •  trì notaichean (TREE NOHT-uh-chin)  three pounds

Notice that not like uair, becomes plural at  trì, not at 

[Plural says to Uair, “You had me at trì.“] 

Now is a good time to review the rules for THE.  In fact, every time is a good time to review the rules for THE, especially if you’re at a really boring dinner party and need a good excuse to get away.  So here’s a link to THE.

I may continue to be a bit erratic in posting, as I have just released a music lesson book, am in the home stretch of editing the medieval food/history book, have another author’s book I need to finish editing, and am still working on my home.  (Picking up painting supplies today for my daughter to paint the hall and the new trim, while we can still have the doors open!)

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