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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

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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

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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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