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Shawn
Gaeilge: Léigh sé a dhánta agus d’iarr sé orainn ár dtuairimí fúthu a nochtadh don rang go léir. At https://ancroiait.wordpress.com/2013/08/, I found the following example sentence: Léigh sé a dhánta agus d’iarr sé orainn ár dtuairimí fúthu a nochtadh don rang go léir. 1. Doesn't this mean "He read his poems and (then) asked us for our opinions about presenting them to the entire class." ? I am a little confused about the following things. 2. Why isn't it "a chuid..." for "his poems"? Is this a grammatical error or just informal speech? 3. Should "fúthu a nochtadh don rang go léir" be treated as one unit or two? I couldn't tell if fúthu and "a nochtadh don rang go léir" were separate arguments / adjuncts of d'iarr.
Nov 4, 2016 9:03 PM
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The sentence means "He read his poems and asked us to express our opinions about them to the whole class". I think you got into a bit of a muddle breaking the sentence down. It goes like this: ár dtuairimí = our opinions; ár dtuairimí fúthu = our opinions about them; ár dtuairimí fúthu a nochtadh = to reveal our opinions about them; ár dtuairimí fúthu a nochtadh don rang go léir = to reveal our opinions about them to the whole class; d'iarr sé orainn ár dtuairimí fúthu a nochtadh don rang go léir = he asked us to reveal our opinions about them to the whole class. As for "cuid", I'd say that what is written isn't wrong, but perhaps I would prefer to say "léigh sé a chuid dánta".
November 5, 2016
Shawn
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