linguoboy wrote:chuige an bóthar […] which reek of Connacht to me.
księżycowy wrote:So in Lesson VI the past tense forms of tá are given. My question relates to the particles, and their usage. I was expecting ar to be used to form questions, but I notice that the book uses an. Is this a special case with the forms of tá, where it always uses an and ní, regardless of tense?
linguoboy wrote:If it helps to remember, the reason is that ar represents a contraction of an with the historical perfective prefix ro. I'm pretty sure TYI discusses this explicitly at some point. This ro was incorporated into the dependent stem of atáim, so *ar raibh would essentially be *an ro ro bhí.
księżycowy wrote:So, would that mean that it's ar bhíos but an rabhas? And is this true of other dependent forms? Thus ar chonac and an bhfada?
księżycowy wrote:I'm curious, for Exercise 17 No. 12, the correct answer given is:
Ar thit an páiste isteach insan uisce.
Couldn't that also be:
Ar thit an páiste isteach sa uisce.
I'm just making sure there isn't a reason the authors wrote insan, rather than sa.
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