Ann + Mo Query

Ciamar a chanas mi.... / How do I say...
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Ann + Mo Query

Unread postby AlexAkimov » Mon May 28, 2018 9:20 am

Using the ann prep pronoun for something like nationality, you could have:

* 'S e Albannach a th' ann - He is Scottish
* 'S e Albannach a th' innte - She is Scottish
* 'S e Albannach a th' ann am Murchadh - Murdo is Scottish

BUT if I wanted to say "My wife is Scottish" the answer at first glance is:

* S e Albannach a th' ann mo bhean

However, I'm sure this isn't correct as I've read that ann + mo combine to form nam. If so, how does that work with the above copula i.e. what is "My wife is Scottish"?



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Ann + Mo Query

Unread postby akerbeltz » Mon May 28, 2018 11:30 am

you have the right idea but just forgot that they fuse together
a tha 'nam bhean
a tha 'nad bhean
a tha 'na bhean
a tha 'na bean

etc

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Unread postby AlexAkimov » Mon May 28, 2018 11:35 am

Aidh, it was the fusing together bit I was unclear on i.e. wasn't sure how that would look, but I see what needs to be done:

'S e Albannach a tha 'nam charaid - My friend is Scottish
'S e Èireannach a tha 'nad bhean - Your wife is Irish
Chan e dotair a tha 'nam phiuthar - My sister isn't a doctor
etc

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