On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 21:59:41 -0700, Dennis King <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Pat Murray wrote:
>> I have recently joined the list and this is a first effort.
>Welcome! How do you come by your OI? Thanks for the translation.
>> Go n-ithe an cat thú agus go n-ithe an diabhal an cat!
>> Not-estir int catt ocus estir int demon in ncatt.
>I can suggest some minor changes:
>Not·estar in catt ocus estir (in) demon in catt.
>"estir" is absolute (independent), while "·estar" is conjunct
>(dependent) following the preverb.
>We get the article "int" before a vowel: int én, not before consonants
>such as 'c', 'd'.
>The words "díabul" and "demon" usually go without the article in OI.
>What have I missed, or mis-stated?
Thanks for your comments. I was wondering also if we should use some sort of verbal
particle such as 'co' with a conjunct subjunctive 'estar' in the second clause.
In answer to your question as regards coming to OI I can say that I have an interest in all
things Celtic and have recently joined a reading group run by Pamela O'Neill in Sydney. I
come from a Gaeltacht area and have spoken modern Irish since childhood.