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Seo/sin iad/é - here/there they are/it is | this/that is them/is it

May 21, 2017

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Seo/sin iad would perhaps be better rendered as “these/those are them”.

You could also add siúd for a further contrast — seo/sin/siúd for “here/there/yonder” and “this/that/yonder”.

May 22, 2017

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"taispeáin do leabhair dom" - "Seo iad"
"Show me your books" - "Here they are". ("These are them" sounds a bit off to me)

Seo iad na leabhair - "Here are the books" or "these are the books" both work - you might prefer one over the other depending on context, so "An iad seo na leabhair?" would be "Are these the books?".

May 22, 2017

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I agree; I was contrasting “these/those are them” vs. “this/that is them”, not vs. “here/there they are”.

May 22, 2017

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Seo é/ Seo í / Seo iad/ Sin é/ Sin í/ Sin siad.

May 21, 2017

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You've got a complicated matrix there, but , as danryan0 points out, they all work.

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnLonDubhBeag

"Sid é" or "Siod é" are more common forms than Seo é.

May 23, 2017

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Really? I've been learning for quite a while and this is the first time I've heard of it. Is it more common in all parts of Ireland?

May 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnLonDubhBeag

In both Munster and Connacht dialects yeah.

It's really common in spoken Irish and works written by native speakers, but for some reason most learning material doesn't present it.

The Caighdeán's "Seo é" is based on that being the form in Clare Irish, on which the Caighdeán is mostly based (unfortunately now extinct).

May 24, 2017

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Thanks for the info. I'll make a note of it.

May 24, 2017

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Thanks everyone.

May 22, 2017
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