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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (October-December) » Archive through October 13, 2004 » Plural indications « Previous Next »

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Poblachtach
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Username: Poblachtach

Post Number: 19
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 08:42 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

is there a system that would allow one to guess at what type the plural of the word is ? some ending that indicates how it may end? I have looked through the archive for this but with no luck .
I wanted to find the plural for mi - month and none of the books I have deal with plurals. I then realised that untill now most of the stuff I have been learning has been 90 percent singular,
my thanks for your help in advance
Thanks in advance

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Post Number: 164
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 04:41 am:   Edit Post Print Post

The amount of times I've answered this question...

Do a search in the forum, look for "doctúra".

I go through all of the endings and then I talk about the ones that don't have specific endings.

The plural of "mí" is "míonna"... which doesn't follow the rules. Words ending in "í" become "ithe", eg. "gadaí" "gadaithe" "trodaí" "trodaithe".

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Poblachtach
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Post Number: 20
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 07:35 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

''Your search did not match any messages or pages on this board''

That is doing all search possiblities , in all areas. the only time I found a reference to doctúra was when it returned one post , this one!
do you have a link to it , I appreciate you not wanting to go through it all again , I would be happy to be pointed to any possible referenc on the subject.
thanks .

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Paul (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 08:45 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A Phoblachtach, a chara:

I'd recommend you pick up a copy of Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla [Irish-English Dictionary] by Ó Dónaill. It's published by An Gúm. The ISBN number is 1-85791-037-0. It's probably available from litriocht.com.

That book would answer most of your questions re plurals.

Le meas, Paul

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Poblachtach
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Post Number: 22
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 08:34 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Thanks for that . On another note I own the Teach Yourself Irish book and CDS and Im gobsmacked that in over 20 chapters and two hours of audio they do not deal with plurals at all .

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Post Number: 165
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Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 08:59 am:   Edit Post Print Post


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Poblachtach
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Post Number: 23
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 04:20 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

go raibh maith agat

that is spot on and exactly what I needed.
cheers fella

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michelle (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 05:54 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Can you tell me how to write:
With much love from Michelle, Love from,
Kind regards,Best regards,
Are these words really common in Irish?



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