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PostPosted: Thu 08 Apr 2021 10:23 am 
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If I want to say "the amount of tourists" as in "It doesn't feel remote because of the amount of tourists that come", what should I say? I'm wondering whether to write "an méid turasóirí" or if the tuiseal ginideach would make it "an méid turasóir"... Basically I'm confused!

For the full sentence I have written "Ní bhraithníonn sé iargúlta dá bharr an méid turasóir(í) a thagann ó chian is ó chóngar", but I'm not sure if any of that is correct either! :facepalm:

I'd be very grateful if anyone could help me!
Go raibh míle maith agaibh


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 Post subject: Re: Grammar confusion
PostPosted: Thu 08 Apr 2021 2:22 pm 
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~RibeRóibéis~ wrote:
If I want to say "the amount of tourists" as in "It doesn't feel remote because of the amount of tourists that come", what should I say? I'm wondering whether to write "an méid turasóirí" or if the tuiseal ginideach would make it "an méid turasóir"... Basically I'm confused!

For the full sentence I have written "Ní bhraithníonn sé iargúlta dá bharr an méid turasóir(í) a thagann ó chian is ó chóngar", but I'm not sure if any of that is correct either! :facepalm:

I'd be very grateful if anyone could help me!
Go raibh míle maith agaibh


It doesn't make a difference here because the genitive plural of turasóirí is again turasóirí (as it is in all strong plurals)
so: an méid turasóirí

Another case are weak plurals,
eg. fear - fir.
Here, genitive plural is fear
so: an méid fear

But it is: de bharr an mhéid turasóirí (not dá; lenition of méid)
and: Ní bhraitheann sé go hiargúlta (the verb is braith, not braithnigh - perhaps a confusion with breathnaigh = watch or breithnigh = adjudge?)


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 Post subject: Re: Grammar confusion
PostPosted: Fri 16 Apr 2021 5:49 pm 
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Thanks Labhrás. That helps .
One further question please:

I wanted to say'' it doesn't feel remote because of...''/ ''doesn't seem remote''

how do I say that ? I thought in the end it was better to say

''ní cosúil gur áit go hiargúlta é...''

Indeed, I did get confused with ''braith '' and ''breathnaigh'' . I am not sure the sentence makes sense using these.
Go raibh maith agat/agaibh


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 Post subject: Re: Grammar confusion
PostPosted: Sat 17 Apr 2021 3:42 pm 
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~RibeRóibéis~ wrote:
''ní cosúil gur áit go hiargúlta é...''


... áit iargúlta ...


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