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PostPosted: Sat 16 Mar 2019 2:42 pm 
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I'm wondering if this is OK:

Is é an baile cíbe áit a bhfuil mé leatsa. (I think literally, Home is wherever I am with you, but is it grammatical? Does it make sense?)

Let's get some more input before you decide. Redwolf and CaoimhÍnSF have both given good translations if you want to use one or the other of those.


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Mar 2019 3:35 pm 
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tiomluasocein wrote:
I'm wondering if this is OK:

Is é an baile cíbe áit a bhfuil mé leatsa. (I think literally, Home is wherever I am with you, but is it grammatical? Does it make sense?)


Is é an baile é cibé ...


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2019 1:49 am 
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Labhrás wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
I'm wondering if this is OK:

Is é an baile cíbe áit a bhfuil mé leatsa. (I think literally, Home is wherever I am with you, but is it grammatical? Does it make sense?)


Is é an baile é cibé ...


OK. I was wondering if I needed the second "é".


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2019 11:58 am 
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tiomluasocein wrote:
Labhrás wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
I'm wondering if this is OK:

Is é an baile cíbe áit a bhfuil mé leatsa. (I think literally, Home is wherever I am with you, but is it grammatical? Does it make sense?)


Is é an baile é cibé ...


OK. I was wondering if I needed the second "é".


Oh, I'm not so sure now anymore :??:
It depends on whether "cibé ..." is rather adverbial or can be subject.
My sentence translates as "It is the home, wherever ..."


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2019 12:49 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
Labhrás wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
I'm wondering if this is OK:

Is é an baile cíbe áit a bhfuil mé leatsa. (I think literally, Home is wherever I am with you, but is it grammatical? Does it make sense?)


Is é an baile é cibé ...


OK. I was wondering if I needed the second "é".


Oh, I'm not so sure now anymore :??:
It depends on whether "cibé ..." is rather adverbial or can be subject.
My sentence translates as "It is the home, wherever ..."


:rofl: Sorry, really. I have no idea and am in the same quandary.


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2019 9:13 pm 
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My thought was that the sentence is structured in Irish conceptually like this:
"Whichever place I am with you, it is my home"

If "áit" is the focus of the copula "is", then shouldn't it determine the pronoun used? If so, since "áit" is feminine in grammatical gender, you'd have:
Is í mo bhaile í, ...

But, then, I'm not a native speaker, and I may be overthinking it.

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2019 9:20 pm 
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CaoimhínSF wrote:
My thought was that the sentence is structured conceptually like this :
"It [the place] where I am with you is my home"

So, I assumed that "áit", being the focus of the copula "is", should control the choice of pronoun, and since "áit" is feminine in grammatical gender, and thus you'd have:
Is í mo bhaile í, ...

But, then, I'm not a native speaker, and I may be overthinking it.


Áit is feminine, but it is usually referred to with a masculine pronoun.


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