Irish Word a Day - Glas - Green

glas

green

Example Sentence

Tá an féar fada glas.
The grass is long and green.

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Posted May 10 2017
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jaicmac wrote re: Irish Word a Day - Glas - Green
on Wed, May 20 2009 17:12

Doesn't this mean: "The long grass is green"?

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Scrybler wrote re: Irish Word a Day - Glas - Green
on Wed, Jun 19 2013 12:22

I'm a total beginner but in the phrase as presented, both adjectives are "attributive"... that is they add attributes to the object grass...ie long green. (fada glas)

But in jaicmac's phrase only long (fada) is attributive. Green (glas) becomes predicative..ie it's part of the predicate of the sentence.  Wouldn't that require that glas be declined... ie have it's spelling changed to indicated it's changed function in the sentence?

Dunno really just applying the theory I've already learned...

Scrybler wrote re: Irish Word a Day - Glas - Green
on Wed, Jun 19 2013 12:38

..hhmmm... trying to cement my knowledge here...

The case is nominative and the noun masculine, so I looked it up. The spelling of glas stays the same. It would be the same if the case were dative. Though glais, glaise, glasa are all legitimate declined spellings depending on intended meaning and use.

Had the sentence been vocative or genitive (eg grass of green) then it's possible it should be spelt glais...so féar glais.

So féar glais would mean grass of green

and féar glas would mean green grass

On the other hand I might have totally got the wrong end of the stick....

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