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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

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

  1. under which/whom
    an bord faoinar shuigh a catthe table under which her cat sat
  2. about which/whom
    an tír faoinar ghabh sé amhránthe country about which he sang a song

Usage notesEdit

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

an bord ar shuigh a cat faoithe table her cat sat under
an tír ar ghabh sé amhrán fúithithe country he sang a song about

ParticleEdit

faoinar (form used before a vowel in the present/future faoinarb, form used before a vowel in the past/conditional faoinarbh) (used before a consonant sound; triggers lenition in the past/conditional)

  1. under/about which/whom is
    an bord faoinar mian lena cat a bheith ina shuíthe table under which her cat wants to sit
  2. under/about which/whom was/would be
    an tír faoinar mhaith leis amhrán a ghabháilthe country about which he would like to sing a song

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 bord ar mian lena cat a bheith ina shuí faoithe table her cat wants to sit under
an tír ar mhaith leis amhrán a ghabháil fúithithe country he would like to sing a song about

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