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Re: Gaelic thing

From:Matthew Kehrt <matrix14@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 22:51
In Evíendadhail:
Éeredh emaméris sális íeredh emevíendis sális el.

É.eredh    em.amé    sá.(l)is
NOM.nation CON.heart.MOD no.MOD

íeredh     em.eví     sa.(l)is  el.
NOM.nation CON.language.MOD no.MOD to_be(ind)

NOM - nominative
CON - concommitant ("with")
MOD - modifier, acts as either an adjective or an modifier on another
modifier (which adverbs do in English)

The 'l' in 'sális' seperates joined morphemes that would otherwise cause
certain vowel combinations.  It is a dialectal thing and can be left
out, though the 'official'(Cadhréris) dialect has them.


J Y S Czhang wrote:

> >> A nation without a language [is]A nation without a heart.