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 Post subject: Where can I buy....?
PostPosted: Wed 05 Aug 2020 9:40 pm 
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For example, how would I say "Where can i buy milk?"

Not sure, but my first guess would be Cathain a féidir liom bainne a cheannaigh?

That just feels off to me though. What is the correct way of saying this, and what alternatives are their?


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I buy....?
PostPosted: Wed 05 Aug 2020 10:07 pm 
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'Cathain' means 'when' in Munster, which might be why it feels off, as well as cheannaigh needs to be cheannach(t).

I'd say something like 'Cá bhfuil (cáil) mé in ann bainne a cheannach(t)'? With the copula, I believe it'd be 'Cár féidir liom bainne a cheannacht?'


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I buy....?
PostPosted: Thu 06 Aug 2020 9:00 am 
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Arrrggh!!!

Can't believe I put Cathain instead of cá bhfuil!!!


Is cáil essentially a contraction of sorts for ca bhfuil?

And is the optional "t" at the end of cheannach(t) a dialectal thing?

:GRMA:


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PostPosted: Thu 06 Aug 2020 2:57 pm 
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Deireann muid "ceannacht" i dTír Chonaill, níl mé cinnte an n-úsáidtear ins na canamhaintí eile é.

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 Post subject: Re: Where can I buy....?
PostPosted: Thu 06 Aug 2020 9:48 pm 
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Lughaidh wrote:
Deireann muid "ceannacht" i dTír Chonaill, níl mé cinnte an n-úsáidtear ins na canamhaintí eile é.


"Ceannacht" i gConamara freisin.


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I buy....?
PostPosted: Fri 07 Aug 2020 1:24 pm 
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Vitaee wrote:
Arrrggh!!!

Can't believe I put Cathain instead of cá bhfuil!!!


Cá, cén áit, canad, cá háit, ...

Vitaee wrote:
Is cáil essentially a contraction of sorts for ca bhfuil?


Yes, cá bhfuil > cáil


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