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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (July-September) » Archive through August 22, 2004 » B'fhacthas? « Previous Next »

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Celtoid (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 205.188.116.143
Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 07:12 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"B'fhacthas dó agus an phá a bhí dó anois, agus an t-árdú a bhí dlite dó go gairid, nach mbeadh sé thar bhliain go leith, nó cupla bliain ar a fhad, ag saothrú díol a fhreastail." I looked up "facthas" and found that it's the dependent past autonomous form of "feic". But there is no particle, just the past form of the copula, "Ba". Why doesn't it just say "Chonacthas (the past autonomous) dó...."? Is this another dialectical thing?

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OCG (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 10:59 am:   Edit Post Print Post

It's just the way they say it in that dialect, I guess...

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Celtoid
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 07:07 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Perhaps. Anybody else gonna weigh in?

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Aonghus
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Username: Aonghus

Post Number: 38
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 08:55 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Only to say that is how I'd say it too....

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Celtoid
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 07:11 am:   Edit Post Print Post

An bhféadfá é a mhíniú, a Aonghuis, le do thoil?

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Aonghus
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Post Number: 45
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 10:18 am:   Edit Post Print Post

B'fhacthas dó = "it appeared to him" or "he considered".

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Celtoid
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 09:50 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Tá fhios agam é sin, a Aonghuis. I was hoping you'd explain why it's like that (as opposed to chonacthas).

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Aonghus
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Post Number: 52
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 05:35 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Ah. I don't know. It just is! I don't conciously know the grammar, except what participating here has forced me to (re) learn. I just speak the language!

Brón orm as an mí thuiscint.



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