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Ed Foley (24.147.104.49 - 24.147.104.49)
Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 10:59 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I have a question about the tense of one of the verbs in this seanfhocal: "nuair a thiocas an bás, ni imeoidh sé folamh" The commentary says that the verbs are in the future tense. I recognize "imeoidh" but I have never seen "thiocas" before. Shouldn't it be "thiocfaidh"???

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Ed a Chara,

Is s-choibheasta é seo. Oibríonn 's' an choibhnis seo leis an Aimsir Fháistineach agus leis an A. Láithreach. It's an s-relative that works with both tenses (which were one), lasmuigh den chaighdeán, cuid mhaith. Cloisfidh tú meascán den '-nns' leis san A. Láit. scaití, ach cloisfidh tú an 's' as féin in amanna eile :
an té a dhéananns = an té a dhéanas.
It has been somewhat reintroduced, and properly so, through Úrchúrsa Gaeilge : Ó Baoill, Dónall P. - Urchursa Gaeilge. - Eagran leasaithe. - Baile Atha Cliath : Instituid Teangeolaiochta Eireann, 1992. - 0946452776

Tá sé forleathan go leor sa chaint.

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Ed Foley (24.147.104.49 - 24.147.104.49)
Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 02:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

go raibh maith agat, a Sheosamh! Táim buíoch díot.

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 03:42 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Fáilte agus fiche a Ed.

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