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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (July-September) » Archive through August 22, 2004 » Position of "go leor" « Previous Next »

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Cormac
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Username: Cormac

Post Number: 2
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 03:12 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Does it matter where 'go leor' is placed in a sentence, e.g:

Tá go leor tíreacha ar an mapa.
Tá tireacha go leor ar an mapa.
Tá peictiúir go leor anseo.
etc.

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Fear na mBróg (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 06:33 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I've never seen "go leor" written after a noun, only an adjective:

Táim ceart go leor.

I have however seen "go léir" written after a noun as in:

Bhí na buachaillí go léir ag súgradh.

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Cormac
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Username: Cormac

Post Number: 3
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 01:12 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

strange...i've come across it many times...more examples from learning irish:

Bhí an samhradh go hiontach, cé nach raibh go leor uisce ann.

Níl siad soibhir cé go bhfuil go leor feilméaraí soibhir agus daoine uaisle anseo.

Tá go leor Gaeilge ansin freisin

Ní bhíonn mórá asail anseo anois ach cupla bhliain ó shin bhíodh go leor leor asail anseo.

Maybe it's an Ulster/Connacht thing...

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 01:18 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

If I were to say, "There's enough dogs here", I'd say:

Tá madraí go leor anseo.

But it looks like you can also say:

Tá go leor madraí anseo

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Aonghus
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Username: Aonghus

Post Number: 3
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 04:33 am:   Edit Post Print Post

It's a matter of emphasis/stress

go leor madraí anseo - there are a lot (or enough) of dogs here

madraí go leor anseo - there are a lot of dogs here

go leor (cuid mhaith; do dhóthain, do sháith).

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Phouka
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 04:45 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Ah, that's how it works. I'd been puzzling over it in LI for a while and consistently getting it wrong. Thanks!

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Celtoid
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 07:00 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I'm puzzled. Fear na mBróg said he's never seen it come after a noun, only an adjective. Then Cormac says he's seen it many times and then gives several examples of "go leor" coming BEFORE a noun! An mise an t-aon duine a thug faoi deara?



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