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  5. "Tha an t-amar àlainn."

"Tha an t-amar àlainn."

Translation:The bathtub is lovely.

January 10, 2020



And again, the 't-' appears in front of a noun. Having consulted Dwelly's big book, I understand that it is something called euphonic (once part of the article) and is used for various reasons... which is too long to copy here. Òbh òbh! The joys of trying to understand the workings of Gàidhlig through the medium of English, as a Dane. Sgoinneil! :)


It's because amar is masculine and starts with a vowel and this is in the nominative case.


Why in some phrases is it "Tha an t-" and some are just "An t-" does it have something to do with when "the (object) is (something)" vs "the (something) (object)"


Close. "Tha an t-" means "The (object) is (something)" while "An t-" just means "the object" alone. An adjective may or may not follow. If it did follow it would indeed mean "the (something) (object)"

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