'in the' anns an vs sa/san

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'in the' anns an vs sa/san

Unread post by clarsach » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:39 pm

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?



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Unread post by clarsach » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:52 pm

I did some looking--sa/san is the contraction for anns an, is that correct?

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Unread post by akerbeltz » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:21 pm

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.

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Unread post by clarsach » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:26 pm

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!

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Unread post by akerbeltz » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:29 pm

8-)

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:53 am

Fàilte air ais :)
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Unread post by Níall Beag » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:30 am

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".

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Unread post by clarsach » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:26 pm

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!

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