Mo chuislean versus mo chuisle

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Mo chuislean versus mo chuisle

Unread postby LD Dirker » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:05 pm

In the part of the saying 'Blood of my veins, bone of my bone...' (Is tu fuil o mo chuislean, is tu cnaimh de mo chnaimh) Why in 'Is tu fuil o mo chuislean.' would you use the noun 'cuislean' and not 'cuisle'?

I would really appreciate if someone can help me out with this. I've been scratching my head over it all day.

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Mo chuislean versus mo chuisle

Unread postby GunChleoc » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:18 pm

It's the plural ;)
Oileanach chànan chuthachail
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Mo chuislean versus mo chuisle

Unread postby LD Dirker » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:34 pm

Haha oh, yes makes sense :lol:
Thank you!

Sorry I'm a beginner

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Mo chuislean versus mo chuisle

Unread postby GunChleoc » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:39 pm

No worries, it can be a bit confusing, since -an can be both a diminutive (pronounced /an/) and a plural ending (pronounced /ən/).
Oileanach chànan chuthachail

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