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"Tha mi a' ceannach lèine-t."

Translation:I am buying a t-shirt.

November 29, 2019



Why is a needed here?


a' (ag before vowels) = particle that goes before verbal nouns to give progressive aspect.

It's a reduced form of "aig" ("at", and appears like this in this context), so a literal gloss of the sentence gives you something like "at the buying of a t-shirt".


So... if I want the simple aspect, would "I buy at- shirt" then be "Tha (mi?) ceannach lèine-t"?

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