Hi , Dale ! Need help..again 😀😀

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  • Wed, Feb 17 2016 18:53

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    Hi , Dale ! Need help..again 😀😀

    I know you helped me with this before,  but

    I can't remember what you said. 

    "é" vs "sé".  We have " Cuir sé ar an tábla".

    Put it in the table.  However,  we have,

    "Cad é mar atá tú ?"   How us it with you? 

    How do you know when to use "é" and when

    you're suppose to use "sé"  when referring 

    to "it" ? 

    Grma. .arís ! 😀

     

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  • Wed, Feb 17 2016 22:52 In reply to

    • Dale D
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    Re: Hi , Dale ! Need help..again 😀😀

    Haigh, Bama.

    These pronouns are not quite duplicates of each other, even though they mean the same thing.

    The use of "sé" is for subjective mode, that is, when used in the subject of a sentence.

    The use of "é" is for objective mode, or when it is the direct object or refers to the direct object in a sentence.

    Technically, you have mistranslated your first example sentence.  "Cuir sé ar an mbord" (or an tábla) actually means "He puts on the table."  What is put is not specified in that sentence.  Part of your confusion might be from the fact that the subject in the sentence "Put it on the table" is implied; "You put it on the table."  To say "Put it on the table" in a directive fashion, you would use the imperative form, but it would be "Cuir ar an mbord é!"  Put it on the table!  In this case, the "it" is the object in the sentence (the thing being put) so it should be "é".  The verb form should also be adjusted for the third person, which would be "Cuireann sé ar an mbord é" He puts it on the table.  "Cuir sé ar an tábla" might be understood, but is technically not correct grammar, as I understand it.

    In the question, Cad é mar atá tú?" How is it with you? the structure of the sentence as a question makes you the subject and it the object, so the rule of using é is properly employed there.  I personally prefer the simpler, Conas atá tú?  However, each dialect has their preference for how to say that.

    You will also find é and í frequently used with the copula:  Is maith liom é, "I like it."  Literally, "It is good with me."  My understanding is that é or í are always used with the copula, and should be consistent with whatever "it" is; if a male noun, then use é, and if female use í.  There is another use concerning the copula where the pronoun seems to be doubled, but it is a way of identifying something as the only one of something:  Is é an bunreacht é; "It is the constitution."  Although the "é" seems to be repeated or dedundant, it is actually saying, "It is the constitution, the only constitution, there is no other constitution."

    I know this can be a little confusing, and you have to really think about what in your sentence is the subject and the object to use the correct pronouns.  But with practice, that will start to come around.

    I do not remember how I explained this last time, but I am pretty sure this is correct.  It may be possible that "Cuir é ar an mbord" may be correct as well, but even I am still sorting out some of the details....

    Dale D

     

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  • Sat, Feb 27 2016 22:37 In reply to

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    Re: Hi , Dale ! Need help..again 😀😀

    Hello Dale D. I have been trying to post a paragraph in Gaielg but I have spent two and a half hours trying to compose it. If I post it in English will you help me? I can (and have) looked up the words but putting them together in sentences has been difficult. Thank you for your consideration, Slolearner.

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  • Sun, Feb 28 2016 5:41 In reply to

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    Re: Hi , Dale ! Need help..again 😀😀

    Hi, Slolearner.

    Please go ahead; I will do my best, but may have to defer to others here if you get too far out of my league!  But I will give it my best shot....

    Dale D

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  • Mon, Feb 29 2016 17:09 In reply to

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    Re: Hi , Dale ! Need help..again 😀😀

    Thanks Dale,

    My Dale D. and I are planning  to move to Ireland. It will be some time before we can move. We can't sell our house yet because our three dogs are getting older. We don't think they would make it through the long trip. I have been researching for over a year about cost of living, housing costs, medical care, crime rates, and the volitilty of the uro vs the dollar, requirements for residency and citizenship, and so many other details. Our first step is going to Ireland this summer so we can look around.

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  • Tue, Mar 1 2016 2:47 In reply to

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    Re: Hi , Dale ! Need help..again 😀😀

    P.s. The above is the paragraph. Starts with 'My Dale D'

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  • Wed, May 1 2019 13:07 In reply to

    Re: Hi , Dale ! Need help..again 😀😀

    An in depth knowledge of the US history isn’t going to take you very far. True, there is a basic test of American history and general knowledge, but that should take a reasonably smart guy a couple of afternoons to swat up on.

    First you would need to have permanent residency in the United States. You can get that through being employed and working here, or getting married to a US citizen who can then petition for your residency. There are other paths to follow, but the most common would be that you are working here for some time and want to apply for citizenship. A knowledge of the United States is the simplest piece of the qualification to become a US citizen I’m afraid.

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  • Thu, May 2 2019 9:58 In reply to

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    Re: Hi , Dale ! Need help..again 😀😀

    Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.

     

    Sindhi News

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