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 Post subject: feacht n-aon
PostPosted: Mon 07 Aug 2023 7:08 pm 
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Feacht n-aon means "on one occasion". Does anyone know the history behind the n- here?


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 Post subject: Re: feacht n-aon
PostPosted: Mon 07 Aug 2023 8:21 pm 
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I’d suppose a petrified accusative case.


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 Post subject: Re: feacht n-aon
PostPosted: Mon 07 Aug 2023 9:03 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
I’d suppose a petrified accusative case.

Thank you. I see now.


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 Post subject: Re: feacht n-aon
PostPosted: Tue 08 Aug 2023 8:49 am 
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In terms of modern usage, I've only seen this used to start fairy tails.

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 Post subject: Re: feacht n-aon
PostPosted: Tue 08 Aug 2023 12:16 pm 
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Thank you. I see. A kind of "once upon a time" thing. I've found it on p45 of Quo Vadis? by Aindrias Ó Céileachair. This book is my latest project and contains many old things/archaisms.


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 Post subject: Re: feacht n-aon
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A kind of "once upon a time" thing

Yes exactly:
"Feacht n-aon a bhí bean ag maireachtaint...."

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