Just wondering how i know that its "a newspaper and not " the newspaper" in this context?
Irish doesn't have an indefinite article, so if it's the noun by itself, it's indefinite. an is the definite article.
Cheers, that makes a lot more sense now.
I can read these and know what they say but when it is spoken....
I'm sure that woman is saying Tá an nuachtán agam, not Tá nuachtán agam
She is saying Tá nuachtán agam.
It may be me, but I find the speaking to be unclear. The initial 'n' sounded like a 'b.' Maybe I'm turning deaf.
What's the difference between agat and agam? Probably I missed something :o
agam is derived from the preposition ag and the pronoun mé. agat is derived from the preposition ag and the pronoun tú.
Tá nuachtán agam - "I have a newspaper"
Tá nuachtán agat - "You have a newspaper"