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Subject: Re: The case of nouns when used with verbal nouns (was: Ceist an lae)
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Date:Tue, 18 May 93 08:23:00 MST
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     Yes, "obair" is the object of "deanamh", and it is the entire verbal-
noun phrase that is the object of "chun."  In dialect and non-standard usage,
however, "obair" can be attracted into the syntax of the superordinate clause
("raised") and become the surface object of "chun."  Examples of the raising
construction are fairly common in the works of Munster writers; see the in-
stance from Peig Sayers posted to the bulletin board yesterday by Tony Killeen.
     Bruce Boling

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