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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (July-September) » Archive through August 06, 2004 » Learning Irish, ch. 33 « Previous Next »

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Celtoid (205.188.116.207 - 205.188.116.207)
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 07:27 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Reviewing this lesson the other day, I noticed something odd in the text. Why does it say "D'ardaigh sé an chathaoir le mé a dhéanamh níos compóirtí." rather than "D'ardaigh sé an chathaoir liom a dhéanamh níos compóirtí." ?

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Al Evans (208.188.101.145 - 208.188.101.145)
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 07:50 am:   Edit Post Print Post

At a guess, I'd say that it's because "mé" is the direct object of "a dhéanamh".

In other words, it's (le) (mé a dhéanamh), not (liom) (a dhéanamh).

Makes sense to me, anyway....

--Al Evans

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Fear na mBróg (213.94.240.233 - 213.94.240.233)
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 08:58 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Exactly right.

[le] + [mé] = liom

[le] + [mé a dhéanamh níos compóirtí] = le mé a dhéanamh níos compóirtí

Similarly,

I made an attempt to do it.
Rinne mé iarracht ar é a dhéanamh.



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