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"Rugadh i mBaile Átha Cliath mé."

Translation:I was born in Dublin.

July 31, 2015



Why is this Rugadh i mBaile Átha Cliath mé instead of Rugadh mé i mBaile Átha Cliath?


Because it's a saorbhriathar construction. The mé is the object of the verb, not the subject. And, generally (in native speech), objects come at the end of the clause when it'starts a pronoun, thus behind the Baile Átha Cliath*.

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