James (spider-wk012.proxy.aol.com - 220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 08:38 pm: ||
I'm sure this is a basic question but I need some help none-the-less.
i = in
sa = in
Ta me i mo chonai i ..... Literally, I am in my living in
Ta si sa chistin.....She is in the kitchen.
What's the difference in usage? Why "i" in one place and "sa" in another?
Also, in the phrase "tar isteach" is "isteach" a contraction involving "i" and "teach" or is it a word in and of itself?
Please pardon the paucity of fadas. My computer isn't grasping the concept of cut and paste, tonight.
Go raibh mo agat.
Larry (host213-122-59-86.btinternet.com - 18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 09:57 pm: ||
You use "sa" when you use the definate article, and "sna" for the plural.
Colm Ó Dúill (p262.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 12:09 pm: ||
Dia Dhuit a James,
"i" = in (adds an urú)
"in" = in (before a vowel: a e i o u OR f followed by a vowel)
"sa"(i + an) = in THE (adds a h)
"san" = in THE (before a vowel: a e i o u OR f followed by a vowel)
"sna"(i + na) = in THE (for a plural)
James (spider-wn013.proxy.aol.com - 126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 03:10 pm: ||
Easy enough. Thanks to you both.