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'in the' anns an vs sa/san

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:39 pm
by clarsach
As I once again take up Gaelic, I notice that one source uses ann an/ anns an for 'in the' and another gives me sa/san.

Are these both right, and if so is there a difference in when you use one form vs the other?

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:52 pm
by clarsach
I did some looking--sa/san is the contraction for anns an, is that correct?

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:21 pm
by akerbeltz
They're all correct, sa(n) is indeed a short form of anns an but neither is considered excessively colloquial i.e. you can use sa(n) in an essay just the same as anns an. The only variant considered a bit colloquial is a's an.

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:26 pm
by clarsach
Thank you! One thing I have really come to appreciate about this forum is the dedicated members who are always so quick with an answer!

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:29 pm
by akerbeltz
8-)

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:53 am
by GunChleoc
Fàilte air ais :)

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:30 am
by Níall Beag
clarsach wrote:ann an/ anns an for 'in the'
I assume you mean to type "anns a'/anns an"...? "ann an" is just "in" or "in a".

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:26 pm
by clarsach
Níall Beag wrote:
clarsach wrote:ann an/ anns an for 'in the'
I assume you mean to type "anns a'/anns an"...? "ann an" is just "in" or "in a".
Thank you for the clarification!