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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2002 (July-December) » Ag, Le, Do ?? « Previous Next »

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James (wcs3.norfolk.nipr.mil - 198.26.132.99)
Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 02:07 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

OK--follow my twisted thought for a moment.

Le = with, to, for, by or against eg: Slán leat

Do = to or for eg: Dia duit

Ag = at, by or with eg: Níl fhios agam

How in the heck do you know which to use?!?!?! For example, I know that Slán leat is a farewell with Slán agat as the appropriate reply. Health with you, he says as he leaves the pub. Health with you, his friend replies as he orders another pint.

I suspect the usage has to do with postional or conceptual relationship but I haven't figured it out yet. Am I hung up on minutia or have I yet to elevate my cranial dendrons to the appropriate level of sensitivity? (Do I need to stud more!?!?)

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James (160.151.224.137)
Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 02:28 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

OOPS!!! That should read "study more" that other thing was a possibility 20 years ago but not anymore!!!

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Ó Dúill (p417.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 159.134.181.161)
Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 04:31 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

he he,
more practise, the more familiar one becomes the more automatic the seclection

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