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by silmeth
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Why is it "Càit' a bheil" and not "Càit' a tha"?
Replies: 9
Views: 5591

Re: Why is it "Càit' a bheil" and not "Càit' a tha"?

Another way to think about it is that in Old and Middle Irish the relative in which was just expressed by eclipsing i ( i + eclipsing relative particle (s)a in Old Irish produced just i ) and later languages replaced it by ina in Irish and anns a(n) in Gaelic. So during their history, rather than ‘l...
by silmeth
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Dia dhuit
Replies: 2
Views: 3513

Re: Dia dhuit

Or the Irish Language Forum (which I think is a bit more active these days, but you’ll see some of the same people on both): https://www.irishlanguageforum.com/
by silmeth
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 38014

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

So I tried Corpas na Gàidhlig DASG where I can find 302 instances of anns am bi and none of anns a bhios. That's because it's usually contracted to sa bhios/sa bhitheas :priob: I can’t find any example of that in the Corpas either. There is a lot of sa bhios (and a few sa bhitheas ) there, but almo...
by silmeth
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 38014

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

Weird. If I google "anns a bhios" from my regular browser I get only 23 results. If I do that in a private window, I suddenly get the 293 000 figure too (but still only 2–3 pages of results). For "anns am bi" I get ~40 000 in both cases (and dozens of pages). Seems Google does some weird things targ...
by silmeth
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 38014

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

Sorry for reviving the topic – it’s been recently linked in a Duolingo discussion about dependent/independent forms and that brought me here. An example from one of the first replies caught my attention, I think it might be a mistake, but I’d like to make sure I understand things correctly. Tha mi a...