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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2002 (July-December) » Ó Siadhail-- what the heak does this mean... « Previous Next »

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John Kane (gateway.aas-moscow.ru - 217.26.8.72)
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 05:52 am:   Edit Post Print Post

A chairde,

Perhaps I am just not getting something, I know that the adjectives are placed after noun in a simple 'Tá' statement (Lesson 4--Ó Siadhail), but what does this mean...

Tá Éirenn anseo ar na mapa agus tá tír mhór eile ansin.

Does the second part of this sentance mean 'There is another big country there.' If not what is 'eile' doing in there. Sorry if there is any spelling mistakes, I don't have the book next to me...

Thanks,
John Kane

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Al Evans (tbtm.org - 208.188.101.145)
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 08:06 am:   Edit Post Print Post

> Does the second part of this sentance mean 'There is another big country there.'

Yes.

--Al Evans

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James (209.48.182.219)
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 01:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Literally, word for word you'd get

...there is another country big there.

Your translation, or interpretation is correct, as noted by Al.

Le meas,

James

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John Kane (gateway.aas-moscow.ru - 217.26.8.72)
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 02:18 am:   Edit Post Print Post

aha... okay, thank you very much, I am the kind of person that needs confirmation for any assumptions I make. I will be back here with plenty of questions before I finish that book... I heard that there is a web page of worksheets to acompany the Ó Siadhail book (did I misspell that?)... I was wondering if anyone would be able to direct me to that... Thanks agian.

John Kane

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Al Evans (tbtm.org - 208.188.101.145)
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 08:24 am:   Edit Post Print Post

> I heard that there is a web page of worksheets to acompany the Ó Siadhail book (did I misspell that?)... I was wondering if anyone would be able to direct me to that.

Yes -- you can get to it from
http://nexus.brocku.ca/rogawa/gaelic/

If you're studying Ó Siadhail, you NEED these exercises!

-- Al Evans

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