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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011 2:49 am 
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Anyone want to play Twenty Questions?

Here are basic instructions and a link, provided by mhwombat:

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Beginners: I did a short writeup on how to play 20 questions in irish. You can find it at http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1673050 . Move your mouse over the word to get an approximate guide to pronunciation.

I'm thinking of a familiar "something" in my house. First question, anyone?

Rules for Beginners League
* If you don't know the Irish word for something, feel free to mix and match languages. For example: An bhfuil sé 'alive'. The rest of us will help you with any words you don't know.
* If you're "it", choose a very simple object for us to guess.
* If you're "it", please respond with a list of all the answers you've given so far".


Tá mé ag smaoineadh ar rud éigin... (I'm thinking of something...)

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011 3:01 am 
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An ainmhí é? :dog:

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011 3:38 am 
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Breandán wrote:
An ainmhí é? :dog:


Ní hea!

1) Ní ainmhí é

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011 10:06 am 
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An bfhuil sé troscán ?


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011 10:43 am 
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cytex wrote:
An bfhuil sé troscán ?

An troscán é ?

When equating two nouns or a noun and a pronoun use the copula is (/an/nach).

When using an adjective or adverb to describe a state use (níl/an bhfuil/nach bhfuil).

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WARNING: Intermediate speaker - await further opinions, corrections and adjustments before acting on my advice.
My "specialty" is Connemara Irish, particularly Cois Fhairrge dialect.
Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011 11:17 am 
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Breandán wrote:
cytex wrote:
An bfhuil sé troscán ?

An troscán é ?

When equating two nouns or a noun and a pronoun use the copula is (/an/nach).

When using an adjective or adverb to describe a state use (níl/an bhfuil/nach bhfuil).


Go raibh maith agat a breandán. :ta:

So it would be

An bhfuil sé isteach ?
but
an troscán é ?

( the is it inside is not a real question just making sure i understand this)


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011 11:24 am 
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cytex wrote:
An bhfuil sé isteach ?
but
an troscán é ?

( the is it inside is not a real question just making sure i understand this)

Close, except that isteach is "(moving) inside" - "(being) inside" is istigh, so An bhfuil sé istigh ? but yes that uses .

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My "specialty" is Connemara Irish, particularly Cois Fhairrge dialect.
Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011 11:54 am 
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Breandán wrote:
cytex wrote:
An bhfuil sé isteach ?
but
an troscán é ?

( the is it inside is not a real question just making sure i understand this)

Close, except that isteach is "(moving) inside" - "(being) inside" is istigh, so An bhfuil sé istigh ? but yes that uses .

Go raibh maith agat.

Ill get there eventually :toast:


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011 11:58 am 
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cytex wrote:
Ill get there eventually :toast:

Me too. I've been taking the scenic route. :yes:

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WARNING: Intermediate speaker - await further opinions, corrections and adjustments before acting on my advice.
My "specialty" is Connemara Irish, particularly Cois Fhairrge dialect.
Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


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An duine é?


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