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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2003 (July-September) » 2003 (July-September) » Sentence structure - Part 2 « Previous Next »

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Joe (217.42.55.99 - 217.42.55.99)
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 05:50 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi

It's me again. I can almost hear the sighs :)

In my earlier posting I asked for, and received with gratitude, an explanation for the way a sentence such as 'An dtig lion an fhuinneog a oscailt' is constructed. I want to go one step further, if I may, and ask another question...

If I wanted to ask 'May it close it?' instead of specifying 'the window', would the 'it' go at the end of the sentence as in 'An dtig liom a oscailt í?' I've used 'í' as a feminine pronoun rather than 'é' but my main question relates to the position of the verb in such a sentence. Would the pronoun or the verb go at the end?

Joe (the persistant one)

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 06:54 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Dia duit a Sheosaimh.

Féach an méid seo a Sheosaimh.
An dtig liom í a oscailt. (ceart)
An dtig liom a oscailt. (ceart)

May it close it:
An dtig leis í a oscailt. (ceart)
An dtig leis a oscailt. (ceart)

Is amhlaidh is ceart an forainm a lonnú.

Bua is beannacht.

Seosamh Mac M.

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 06:57 am:   Edit Post Print Post

A Dheabhail!

May it CLOSE it:

An dtig leis í a dhúnadh. (ceart)
An dtig leis a dhúnadh. (ceart)

Bua is beannacht.

Seosamh Mac M.

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Joe (217.42.55.99 - 217.42.55.99)
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 07:57 am:   Edit Post Print Post

A Sheosaimh, a chara,

Go raibh míle maith agat. Ar ndóigh, d'úsáid mé an briathar micheart! Tá brón orm faoi sin. Ach d'úsáid mé an forainm micheart freisin! (have I got that bit right??)

The question SHOULD have read "May I close it?" and not "May it close it?" but I take your point :)

Thanks again.

Joe

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 09:09 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Tá tú ag déanamh go maith sa teanga, a Sheosaimh, nuair is féidir leat aghaidh a thabhairt ar chúrsaí deilbhe/struchtúir mar sin. Tiocfaidh sí leat feasta. You're on the downhill stretch. The worst is behind. Go n-éirí sí leat.

Ádh mór.

SMacM.

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Joe (217.42.55.99 - 217.42.55.99)
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 01:07 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Arís, mo chara, go raibh maith agat :)

Joe.

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