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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2002 (January-June) » Where were you born? « Previous Next »

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Donald McNamara (transactionspublishers-7.rutgers.edu - 165.230.70.9)
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I know one can ask Cad as duit/tu to ask where a person is from, but is it correct (politically and/or grammatically) to ask specifically where someone was born?
As I understand it, one cannot simply say "Ca rugadh thu?"

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Dennis King (12-228-30-223.client.attbi.com - 12.228.30.223)
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 05:04 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

You mean, like you cannot simply say "What is your net worth?" :-)

Grammatically, there is nothing wrong with "Cén áit ar rugadh thú?" or "Cár rugadh thú?" as far as I know. But adding "ó cheart" (originally) to "Cad as duit?" is a less abrupt way of asking, I suppose.

Cad a deirtear sa nGaeltacht?

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Risteárd (dhcp137.cam.cornell.edu - 132.236.122.137)
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2002 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"Cad as duit ó dhúchas?" would be another way.

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