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Fá as prepositional pronoun
Posted: 12 April 2017 02:23 AM   Ignore ]  
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I’ve just started learning Irish, and I’ve been having difficulty finding the various inflections for the prepositional pronouns of fá. I’ve seen fá used in expressions like fá choinne but what are the equivalents of fúm, fút, etc?

Any help is appreciated.

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Posted: 16 April 2017 06:37 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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“Fá” is just a dialectical variation of “faoi”.  I believe the pronoun forms are the same as standard, and “fán” is equivalent to “faoin”. 

Someone can correct me on this.

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Posted: 16 April 2017 11:03 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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The pronoun forms are the same for faoi and fá, as far as I know.

Though the dialect forms may differ from another and from the Standard forms, they don’t differ for fá and faoi,  eg faom = fúm = fá/faoi + mé)


faom / fúm
faod / fúd
faoi
faoithe / fúithe
faoinn / fúinn
faoibh / fúibh
faofa / fúfa


In Ulster both faoi and fá are used with different meanings, eg. fán tír = in the country, but faoin talamh = under the earth.

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Posted: 17 April 2017 03:02 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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As I see - go raibh maith agat!

That makes a lot of sense. I wondered why I couldn’t find anything else other than faoi etc.

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