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by AlexAkimov
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Copula Example Without It
Replies: 4
Views: 3208

Copula Example Without It

So far on my course at SMO we have done basic copula statements like: 'S e baile beag a th' ann - IT is a small village 'S e àite snog a th' ann - IT is a nice place I'm not sure whether I missed it, or it's something we're meant to investigate, so I was just wondering how I would replace the IT wit...
by AlexAkimov
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Copula Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 4926

Copula Confusion

23255 Incidentally, ann is a preposition, not a pronoun. Maybe that's what threw you? Aidh, on reflection that was a bad description. I do know the difference between the two, honest! My point was simply that I was confused by the tr*nsl*t**n which included "it". I couldn't actually see where an "i...
by AlexAkimov
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Copula Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 4926

Copula Confusion

Hah, that's a good point I'd never paused to consider > It is raining - what indeed is "it" referring to?
by AlexAkimov
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Copula Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 4926

Copula Confusion

Yep, I think what confused me was that the LearnGaelic (and other places) colloquial spin of:

Tha oidhche bhrèagha ann

...adds in a pronoun which doesn't actually exist (it). Therefore you end up with a Copula sounding result (X is a Y) without it actually being a Copula.
by AlexAkimov
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Copula Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 4926

Copula Confusion

My understanding is that if you want to link two nouns or a noun/pronoun you must use the copula form of 'To Be' i.e. 'S e oidhche bhrèagha a th' ann - It is a lovely night. However, in having a wander through the beginner lessons on weather phrases on LearnGaelic they have instead written: Tha oidh...