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lenar

See also: lenár

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

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

  1. with which/whom
    an buachaill lenar bhuail méthe boy with whom I met

Usage notesEdit

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

an buachaill ar bhuail mé leisthe boy with whom I met

ParticleEdit

lenar (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. with which/whom is
    an fear lenar féidir labhairt le hainmhithethe man who can talk to animals
  2. with which/whom was/would be
    an bhean lenar dhóigh gurbh fhíor éthe woman who believed it was true

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 féidir leis a labhairt le hainmhithethe man who can talk to animals
an bhean ar dhóigh léi gurbh fhíor éthe woman who believed it was true

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