"She did not play hurling with us yesterday."

Translation:Níor imir sí iománaíocht linn inné.

July 28, 2015

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I thought that Níorbh was used before vowels for negative past tense, so now I'm confused? Isn't Níorbh short for 'Ní raibh'?


The past tense negative particle níor doesn't change before a vowel. níor ith me, níor ól mé, etc.

The negative past tense copula is also níor, but that níor does become níorbh before a vowel - Níorbh aisteoir í.

níorbh and ní raibh are not related - is an irregular verb, and it uses in the past tense, rather than níor.


For the multiple choice version of this sentence, it suggests that "iomáint" is another word for hurling, but I don't recall learning this in the lesson proper. Is this word synonymous with "iománaíocht," or does it have a similar meaning?

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