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Beginners Lessons

Lesson 17 - Describing people

Body parts

Folt - Hair
Sooill - Eye
Sooillyn - Eyes
Stroin - Nose
Beeal - Mouth
Faasaag - Beard
Cleaysh - Ear
Cleashyn - Ears
Laue - Hand
Laueyn - Hands
Mair - Finger
Mairyn - Fingers
Thoyn - Bottom
Cass - Foot
Cassyn - Feet

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She has long black hair

Ta folt liauyr eck - She has long hair

Ta folt liauyr doo eck - She has long black hair

Ta folt fynn eck - She has blond hair

Ta sooillyn dhone eck - She has brown eyes

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He has blue eyes

Ta sooillyn gorrym echey - He has blue eyes

Cha nel folt doo echey, ta folt fynn echey - He doesn't have black hair he has blond hair

Ta stroin vooar echey as cleayshyn liaurey - He has a big nose and long ears

Shen quaagh - That's strange

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Some points to remember

Eck = at her; echey = at him

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