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Gavin (144.141.194.4 - 144.141.194.4)
Posted on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 02:47 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hello,

I am trying to get the basics of the genitive down. Can someone please tell me if I am on the right track?

If I want to say ink pen, then I would have to say “Peann Dúigh.” But if I were referring to the ink inside a pen then I would have to say “Dúch Pinn,” and if I were referring to the ink inside a specific pen then I would say “Dúch an Phinn.” Is this correct?

For instance, are the following sentences correct?

I took an ink pen.
Thóg mé peann dúigh.

I saw the ink (of a pen).
Chonaic mé an dúch (pinn).

I cleaned the ink (of the pen).
Ghlan mé an dúch (an phinn).

Gavin

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OCG (217.155.45.120 - 217.155.45.120)
Posted on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 07:51 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

All looks fine to me.

If you want to say:

"I saw the ink of the pen"

it's

Chonaic mé dúch an phinn

Otherwise it's

Chonaic me an dúch (I saw the ink)

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Gavin (144.141.194.4 - 144.141.194.4)
Posted on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 11:24 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Cool thanks, these were my first attempts at writing Irish sentences...I am glad to hear I didn't completely butcher them!

Gavin

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