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"Is ea" or "Is é" ?

I've always been confused which to use in the copula. Could someone please give a explanation on which to use for asking a question and for giving the positive/negative answer or statement.

also how do you pronounce "is ea"? is it sa?

June 17, 2017



It depends on what you're asking. If you're asking a question that involved a definite noun, such as an é an dochtúir é you would answer with is and the correct pronoun. So here it'd be is é. This is often pronounced as if it were . Another example: an tú an múinteoir? The answer would be is mé.

If you do an indefinite one, such as an lacha e, then you use is ea, pronounced sea

June 17, 2017


See this page at Gramadach na Gaeilge for how to ask a copular question and how to answer one using is ea or is é.

June 18, 2017
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