|Old Irish mutation|
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- At, by, near, close by.
- Tha am balach na laighe aig an taigh. - The boy is lying at the house.
- A bheil iad aig an taigh? - Are they at home?
- In somebody's possession.
- Bha dithis mhac aig an duine. - The man had two sons.
- On account of.
- aig meud aigheir - on account of his excessive joy
- Scottish Gaelic doesn't have a verb equivalent to English have: possession is expressed using the preposition aig.
- Tha càr ùr aig an teaghlach. - The family has a new car. (literally A new car is at the family.)
- Aig combines with personal pronouns to form prepositional pronouns. See Derived forms below.
- The word aig and its derivates are also often used to express possession attributively instead of possessive pronouns:
- mo thaigh = an taigh agam = my house (literally the house at me)
|Person||Number||Prepositional pronoun||Prepositional pronoun (emphatic)|
- Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
- A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Grant, John (1925), Edinburgh, compiled by Malcolm MacLennan