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PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

ónar (form used before non-past tenses lena) (used before a past tense; triggers lenition of a following consonant except in the autonomous form)

  1. from which/whom
    an leabhar ónar bhain mé éthe book from which I took it

Usage notesEdit

Especially in the spoken language, it is more common to use the indirect relative particle ar with a resumptive prepositional pronoun:

an leabhar ar bhain mé uaidh éthe book I took it from

ParticleEdit

ónar (form used before a vowel in the present/future lenarb, form used before a vowel in the past/conditional lenarbh) (used before a consonant sound; triggers lenition in the past/conditional)

  1. from which/whom is
    an fear ónar gairid éthe man to whom it is close
  2. from which/whom was/would be
    teanga ónar mhaith léi aistriúa language from which she would like to translate

Usage notesEdit

Here again, it is more common, especially in the spoken language, to use the indirect relative particle ar with a resumptive prepositional pronoun:

an fear ar gairid uaidh éthe man to whom it is close
teanga ar mhaith léi aistriú uaithia language she would like to translate from

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