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Monday Night Irish Class, January 3, 2011
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 3ú lá mí Eanáir 2011

ciontúconviction
Riaillghrulev
tráthtime, period
cáinfine, penalty, taxf, v
íocpenalty, charge

déan dlí delegalize
cónascachfederal
achomarcappeal
breiteamhjudgen
sílthink, consider
otharpatientm1
otharcharrambulance
otharlann, ospidéalhospital
liopard déanta as sneachta"leopard made of snow"
bia an liopairdfood of the leopard
bia na liopardfood of the leopardsgpl
leasuachtaránvice president

mar
mar sinlike thator a parenthetical "then"
mar gheall arbecause ofFollowed by noun or verbal expression with go/gur, nach, nár
mar atáas it is
an áit...mar a bhfuil séwhere it is
ag obair mar aisteoirworking as an actor

fear dóiteáinfireman(puts out fires)
fear tinefireman(in a steam locomotive)
le + verbin order to ...
bronntanasgift, presentm1

Ar thaistil tú faoi Nollaig?Did you travel for Christmas?Thaistil / Nior thaistil
Ar fhan tú sa mbaile faoi Nollaig?Did you stay home for Christmas?D'fhan / Nior fhan

The Copula

Either for identification or classification. Is followed immediately by a pronoun (é/í/iad) is for identification. Otherwise it is for classification.

Is madra é Rover.Rover is a dog.(classification)
An madra é Rover?Is Rover a dog?Sea / hea
Is é Rover an madra é.Rover is the dog(identification)
An é Rover an madra?Is Rover the dog?' /

Copula References

  • Basic Irish, Ch. 17-18
  • Progress in Irish: Present/Future, Ch. 30, 33, 34, 42, 43. past/conditional,Present/Future, Chapters 30, 33, 34, 42, 43, past/conditional 60 and 66. ch. 60 and 66.
  • Learning Irish Ch. 11, 12, 20, 31 and 34
  • Christian Brothers Irish Grammar, ch. 24 [which version?]
  • Irish Grammar Book, pp. 160-166

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