Dropping the "a" ?

Latest post Mon, Mar 12 2018 21:57 by Siobhanabc. 7 replies.
  • Wed, Feb 14 2018 23:07

    • Bama
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    Dropping the "a" ?

    Dia Daoibh ! 😁 Cad é mar at sibh ?

    I was watching a video on YouTube ( Irish language lesson),

    and the man says in everyday speech, you drop the "a" in words

    like "an bhfuil".  Is this correct?

    Grma 😁

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  • Sun, Feb 18 2018 7:58 In reply to

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    Re: Dropping the "a" ?

    Haigh, Bama!

    Not sure if this is exactly correct; it might be more correct to say you "glide over it," sort of dropping the "n" from "an".  Of course, I am basing that on things I have heard, not on "everyday speech...."

    Dale D

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  • Mon, Feb 19 2018 5:47 In reply to

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    Re: Dropping the "a" ?

    Grma , Dale ! So, I've been away for awhile because I had the " not so bright" idea that it would be easier to learn Scots Gaelic because the language is spoken a lot slower than Irish.

    Boy was I wrong ! 😄.  Like Irish , it's a beautiful language, but I found the words very hard to pronounce . So , I admitted defeat and decided to just work on speaking Irish faster. 😁

    Cad é mar atá tú ? 

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  • Mon, Feb 19 2018 11:20 In reply to

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    Re: Dropping the "a" ?

    Tá mé go maith anois.  Is lá eile an Luan....

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  • Mon, Feb 19 2018 14:45 In reply to

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    Re: Dropping the "a" ?

    Is fíor é sin ! LOL

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  • Sun, Mar 11 2018 20:54 In reply to

    Re: Dropping the "a" ?

    Cuireann an béim ar an focal "bhfuil" agus ní cloiseann tú ach "n" ar dtús.

    The emphasis is put on bhfuil and you only hear the n at the start (i.e not "an")

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  • Mon, Mar 12 2018 17:45 In reply to

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    Re: Dropping the "a" ?

    Dia duit a Shiobhanabc! I don't know how I missed your post ach to brón orm !! Grma for your help ! It's greatly appreciated  !

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  • Mon, Mar 12 2018 21:57 In reply to

    Re: Dropping the "a" ?

    Ná bí buartha! I only replied last night.

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