"An t-òrd agad."

Translation:Your hammer.

June 25, 2020

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In this instance, why is there a t- before ord?


Because òrd is a masculine word starting with a vowel, and masc. nouns starting in a vowel get a t- prefixed after the article an the. It’s described in the tips and notes about the masculine definite article.


would "òrd agad" not mean "your hammer" as well?


No, òrd agad doesn’t make any sense on its own, in isolation. But you could use those words in a sentence, eg. tha òrd agad you have a hammer, lit. a hammer is at you.

An t-òrd agad is a self-contained phrase meaning your hammer, similar to English the hammer of yours, the hammer you have.

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