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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jan 2018 11:48 pm 
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Would Irish tend to use dia dhuit or dia dhaoibh in an introduction that could be to multiple people or one person? I'm thinking in particular something like a podcast or video. I want to lean towards dhaoibh, but that could be English, so I figured I'd ask to be certain.

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Would Irish tend to use dia dhuit or dia dhaoibh in an introduction that could be to multiple people or one person? I'm thinking in particular something like a podcast or video. I want to lean towards dhaoibh, but that could be English, so I figured I'd ask to be certain.

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In things like ads and slogans, the singular is often used, even though there is clearly an audience of more than one person, but when a person is personally speaking to an audience of more than one, the plural would be used. I've seen it both ways with podcasts, and I think it depends on your point of view. If you think of it as speaking to each viewer individually, as in a language lesson podcast, for example, then the singular seems right, but if you see the podcast more like a speech to the whole world of potential viewers. then the plural would seem natural.

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