Why not just ar aisteoir I? What would be the difference?
Ar becomes arbh before a vowel. That's pretty much it.
Whats the difference between "Arbh aisteoir í" and "B'aisteoir í"
Arbh aisteoir í? is a question, B'aisteoir í is a statement.
Arbh is the past interrogative form of the copula. It is also possible to use it as a past tense indirect relative form, but you need something for it to be relative to.
Yep that makes sense.
Á bhuel is amadán mé
What is the difference between "Arbh aisteoir í?" and "Níorbh aisteoir í?"
Níorbh aisteoir í isn't a question, and doesn't have a question mark.
ní, níor and níorbh are all negative forms of the copula - níorbh aisteoir í - "she wasn't an actor".
Of course. Sorry. Brain freeze.
Very confusing since they just had "ar aisteoir í" !!!
We had "asteoir" with "Niorbh" before.
Is "an raibh" incorrect?
It is incorrect, for the same reason that "tá sí aisteoir" is incorrect.
You could have "an raibh sí ina aisteoir" although "arbh aisteoir í" would probably be more common.
It would be An raibh sí ina haisteoir?
It would indeed. Thanks for the correction