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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (July-September) » Archive through September 09, 2004 » Learning Irish ch. 20 « Previous Next »

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Cormac
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Post Number: 22
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 04:04 am:   Edit Post Print Post

In chapter 20 ó siadhail writes under "relative of copula":

Sin é an fear ar maith leis an bord.

Why has he not used eclipsis "leis an mbord"?

Since in ch. 5, under "eclipsis" he states: "following almost all prepositions used with the definate article, the initial consonant of a singular noun is eclipsed. example from text: "tá gloine ar an mbord"

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OCG (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 04:44 am:   Edit Post Print Post

The "leis" refers to the "fear", not the "bord". The "maith" is not positional with the table, the "maith" is positional with the man.

Hope this helps.

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Who owns then?
Cé leis an peann?

le + é = leis
le + an = leis an

And here's the one that has you confused:

lé + é + an = leis an
Cé + le + é + an + peann + seo = Cé leis an peann seo?



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