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Sentence with "Pól and I" subject

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Hi,

What is the correct way in Irish to write a sentence with a "first name and I" we subject, for example : “Paul and I drank coffee together.”. Can you say : “D'ól Pól agus mé caife le chéile.” ?

And what if the sentence is longer and you have several verbs, like in “Paul and I drank coffee, ate chocolate and chatted together for an hour” ? Would “D'ól caife, d'ith seacláid agus labhair Pól agus mé le chéile ar feadh uaire.” be correct ?

Thank you

2 years ago

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With pronouns in noun phrases, the pronouns take their emphatic forms, and first-person comes first, then second-person, then third-person (the reverse order of English): D’ól mise agus Pól caife le chéile.

A longer sentence such as your example would probably use a pronomial form with the subsequent verbs, e.g. D’ól mise agus Pól caife, d’itheamar seacláid, agus labhraíomar le chéile ar feadh uaire.

2 years ago

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Go raibh maith agat, that makes sense :) I was confused about the place of the subject in the longer sentence. Is the only difference between d'itheamar and d'ith muid that the first one is the synthetic form and the second one the analytic form ? I'm sorry to ask this question, but I'm still before the past tense in the course tree.

2 years ago

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There’s no need to apologize — yes, that’s the only difference.

2 years ago

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totally

2 years ago

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who is raibh maith agat?

2 years ago

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That “Go” is not an English verb, but rather an Irish verbal particle. Go raibh maith agat is the Irish equivalent of “Thank you” (to a single person); a more literal translation of the phrase would be “May you have goodness”.

2 years ago
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