"Nár thosaigh sí fós?"
Translation:Did she not start yet?
Can anyone explain the usage of nár? I couldn't find it in the notes. Thanks.
Expanding on what Scilling said, it's the past version of nach. When you use nach, it's basically a negative interrogative. An example might help Nach bhfuil tú ag obair? Means "aren't you working?" Nár is the past tense version of nach (for all but 6 irregular verbs)
Thanks to you both. I very much appreciate you and scilling being so willing to help us out. Best to you both.
Nár is the negative version of ar — an interrogative particle used to ask questions in the past tense (it can be used in other circumstances, but that’s its use in this sentence).
Thank you! I think the difference between those two sounds, ch / th, is a real sticking point, would make a good exercise
The pronunciation of aigh ranges from "eeh" to "ih" to "igh" in different dialects. You should be able to hear a very brief sound between the broad s in thosaigh and the slender s in sí, which is the "ih" sound typical in this speaker's dialect, though it is very much squeezed between them in this case.