Collective nouns

Ciamar a chanas mi.... / How do I say...
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Unread post by MartinJ » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:44 pm

An urrainn do chuideigin m' innse ciamar a tha "collectives" ag obair anns a' Gàidhlig?

For instance, how would you say "History has been made"?

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Collective nouns

Unread post by GunChleoc » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:40 pm

I found this in DASG:
... is bitheanta gu ' m bheil eachdraidh rìoghachdan gu mòr air a dèanamh a ...
(accents added by me)

Does this help?

I guess the tricky thing here is to know when to use the article and when to drop it. For example, there is also this expression:

Tha a' mheanbh-chuileag dona an-diugh - the midges are bad today. Gaelic uses the singular here, so it has sort of a collective meaning.
Oileanach chànan chuthachail
Na dealbhan agam

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Collective nouns

Unread post by MartinJ » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:01 pm

Tapadh leat a GhunChleoc.

So - context is all. 'S toil leam sin. Gives the poetry a chance.

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