Copula Example Without It

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Copula Example Without It

Unread postby AlexAkimov » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:32 pm

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 with a specific instance of IT i.e. a place. My intuition would be to leave the standard copula form in place and have:

Portree is a small village > IT is a small village Portree > 'S e baile beag a th' ann am Port Righ
Stornoway is a nice place > IT is a nice place Stornoway > 'S e àite snog a th' ann an Stèornabhagh

Am I in the right ballpark?

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:56 am

You're spot on :)
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Unread postby AlexAkimov » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:10 pm

In a similar vein, is this correct:

'S e latha brèagha ann am Biggar a th' ann - It is a lovely day in Biggar

i.e. the X is a Y copula has "lovely day in Biggar" as the Y :?:

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:59 am

I'd rather say: Tha latha brèagha ann am Biggar
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Unread postby faoileag » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:38 pm

Or if you want to practise the original structure:

's e latha brèagha a th' ann ann am Biggar (an-diugh).

Keep your 's X a th' ann (an Y) together, put place (and time) at the end.

Definition: It's a fine day. Extras: Where? When?