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Subject: Re: Translation Dogs (was Re: Gaelic question.
From: Neil Alasdair McEwan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List.
Date:Sun, 19 Apr 1998 18:04:10 -0300

TEXT/PLAIN (18 lines)

On Sun, 19 Apr 1998, d. w. fortin wrote:

> Additionally, in MW, cwn is a singulative--plural in meaning, singular in
> form.  Other words along these .lines are: [...]
> Does Irish have the same thing?

   The two that come to mind first (from SG, but the Irish is similar)
are "luchd" meaning "people" and "clann" meaning "children".  Can't think
of any others offhand tho'.  There are also collective singular nouns
for "hair", "grass", etc. as in English.

le meas


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