In a message dated 5/1/97 11:02:27 AM, you wrote:
<<>In a message dated 97-04-29 01:12:58 EDT, you write:
> An Sean Bhean Bhocht ... at least I think that's it...I've always
> it pronounced "Shan Van Vocht" which mean the 'B"s are
>probably means they are genative case and I'm still shaky there.
> Let's see what Neil says.
> JimC >>
>Sorry this is not the genitive case.
>The aspiration on the "Bean", occurs because feminine nouns following
>definite article are aspirated.
>i.e bean = a woman
> an bhean = the woman
>The aspiration on "bocht" occurs because it is an adjective following
>ie. an bhean bhocht = the poor woman
> an fear bocht = the poor man
>Generally the adjective in Irish follows the noun, however the word
>an exception and precedes the noun.
Go raibh maith agat
Yes...just read the above in relation to a whole series of 2nd declension
feminine nouns I had to put in Nominative Singular and Plural and
Genitive Singular and
you can assist me with the latter. How do you se/imhiu/ scuab? Shcuab?
Just doesn't look or feel right.
Knew about the placement of sean...there are a couple more that do that
Oh, that wan't the whole list...our mu/inteoir had just returned from a
Gaeltacht weekend and was feeling...shall we say...devilish. Of course,
before he went off he gave us a much larger list of 1st and 4th
masculine. Thank God for Myles Dillon's book...our "Buntu/s Cainte" has
no rules in it.
Go raibh maith agat aris.
So sorry to disrupt this thread. My eagerness to share the following with you
just cannot be contained. I was looking through today's mail. In with the
usual bills & other junk mail was a flyer put out by one of the local
colleges. Among the course offerings are: Modern Irish Gaelic I; Basics of
Celtic Design; and Celtic Civilization: An Overview!!!! I wonder if they'd
mind if I brought a pint of Guiness to class!
Brian, who has NEVER seen a course in Irish Gaelic; Celtic Design; or Celtic
Civilization offered within NH before.