"I am going out again."
Translation:Tha mi a' dol a-mach a-rithist.
December 21, 2019
By coincidence, those are etymologically different as.
- a’ in a’ dol comes from ag (at), from Old Irish oc (at),
- a- in a-mach comes from i (in) + magh (plain, level country), from Old Irish immach, ammach ← i + acc. of mag ‘into a plain, into outside’, similarly a-muigh (outside) from immaig, ammaig ← i + maig (dat. of mag) ‘in a plain, outside’; the same in a-steach ‘into inside’, from i + taigh (house), from Old Irish istech ← isin (in the, comp. Sc. anns an) + acc. of tech ‘into the house’ and a-staigh (inside) from istaig ← isind (in the) + taig (dat. of tech) ‘in the house’,
- a- in a-rithist comes from a (his, its), from Old Irish a-ḟrithissi from a (his, its) + frithissi (return back) ‘his/its return’.