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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2000 (January-June) » Help with a character name, le do thoil? « Previous Next »

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Cathy Smith (dhcp9573136.columbus.rr.com - 24.95.73.136)
Posted on Saturday, April 01, 2000 - 07:51 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

If you wanted to call someone "Katie of the Fairies" in Irish, would that be "Caitlin ó Sidhe" or would "de" be more appropriate? And does Sidhe need lenition in either case?
Go raibh maith agat.

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Máire Ní Ógáin (wwwgate1.motorola.com - 129.188.33.221)
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2000 - 05:47 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I don't think you need either ó or de. You could just say "Caitlín na Sí." It puts Sí into the Genitive case (of the) and doesn't need lenition.

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Cathy Smith (dhcp9573136.columbus.rr.com - 24.95.73.136)
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2000 - 09:03 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Go raibh mile maith agat! I'm still having trouble with cases and tenses and don't always see what should be obvious. Back to the studies...

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