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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012 10:52 am 
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I say, 'Thug sí é dom', but have seen 'Thug sí dom é'. As I am typing this, I realise that I also say, 'Tabhair dom é', but would never say 'Tabhair é dom' so it seems that I am inconsistent in my usage. :S Are both structures correct?

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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012 12:12 pm 
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Yes, both are right. It may depend on the dialect. In Ulster we put the é/í/iad etc at the end of the clause, while in Munster I think they rather put them just after the subject. For Connachta I'm not sure.

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Saoirse wrote:
Thug sí é dom.

That would sound odd to me. We put the "é" at the end in that case.
But substitute "é" with a noun and it's ok.



I thought I had posted here before. :(

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Bríd Mhór wrote:
Saoirse wrote:
Thug sí é dom.

That would sound odd to me. We put the "é" at the end in that case.
But substitute "é" with a noun and it's ok.



I thought I had posted here before. :(


So you could say "thug sé leabhair dom," but would say "thug sé dom é," yes? That fits with what I learned.

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Redwolf wrote:
Bríd Mhór wrote:
Saoirse wrote:
Thug sí é dom.

That would sound odd to me. We put the "é" at the end in that case.
But substitute "é" with a noun and it's ok.



I thought I had posted here before. :(


So you could say "thug sé leabhair dom," but would say "thug sé dom é," yes? That fits with what I learned.

Redwolf


Exactly :yes:

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Bríd Mhór wrote:
Redwolf wrote:
Bríd Mhór wrote:
Saoirse wrote:
Thug sí é dom.

That would sound odd to me. We put the "é" at the end in that case.
But substitute "é" with a noun and it's ok.



I thought I had posted here before. :(


So you could say "thug sé leabhair dom," but would say "thug sé dom é," yes? That fits with what I learned.

Redwolf


Exactly :yes:


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