Monday Night Irish Class, January 3, 2011

Irish Class, January 3, 2011

Rang Gaeilge, 3ú lá mí Eanáir 2011

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Fadas: áéíóúÁÉÍÓÚ

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ciontú conviction
Riaillgh rule v
tráth time, period
cáin fine, penalty, tax f, v
íoc penalty, charge

déan dlí de legalize
cónascach federal
achomarc appeal
breiteamh judge n
síl think, consider
othar patient m1
otharcharr ambulance
otharlann, ospidéal hospital
liopard déanta as sneachta “leopard made of snow”
bia an liopaird food of the leopard
bia na liopard food of the leopards gpl
leasuachtarán vice president

mar
mar sin like that or a parenthetical
“then”
mar gheall ar because of Followed by
noun or verbal expression with go/gur, nach,

nár

mar atá as it is
an áit…mar a bhfuil sé where it is
ag obair mar aisteoir working as an actor
fear dóiteáin fireman (puts out fires)
fear tine fireman (in a steam
locomotive)
le + verb in order to …
bronntanas gift, present m1
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?
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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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