Làn Ghàidhlig

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Làn Ghàidhlig

Unread post by MarcMacUilleim » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:01 pm

Hi,

I read earlier a description of a person as being "làn Ghàidhlig", which was translated as having "lots of Gaelic". Given that "Gàidhlig", like all languages is feminine, isn't it just "Gàidhlig(e)" in the genitive, with or without definite article?

Or is it because it's a proper noun and behaving like Ard Sgoil Phortrigh?



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Re: Làn Ghàidhlig

Unread post by akerbeltz » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:38 pm

Gàidhlig operates both as a noun and an adjective.

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Re: Làn Ghàidhlig

Unread post by MarcMacUilleim » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:43 pm

Yes, I know that, but how does that apply here? "làn" is an adjective, not a feminine noun...

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Re: Làn Ghàidhlig

Unread post by akerbeltz » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:19 pm

You can prefix làn- to a noun like you can prefix droch- or deagh-.

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Re: Làn Ghàidhlig

Unread post by MarcMacUilleim » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:24 pm

Ah, now I understand, and doing so causes lenition. Got it, thanks!

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Re: Làn Ghàidhlig

Unread post by akerbeltz » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:52 pm

'S e do bheatha :)

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