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prepositions

The non-leniting prepositions are –

The leniting prepositions are –


relative clauses [+/-]


fronting

Some examples –

  • Bha mi a’ bruidhinn ri tè. ‘I was speaking to a woman.’
    • an tè ris an robh mi a' bruidhinn ‘the woman to whom I was speaking’
    • an tè ris nach robh mi a' bruidhinn ‘the woman to whom I was not speaking’
  • Bidh mullach ùr air eaglais. ‘There will be a new roof on a church.’
    • an eaglais air am bi mullach ùr ‘the church on which there will be a new roof’
    • an eaglais air nach bi mullach ùr ‘the church on which there will not be a new roof’
  • Bha am pasgan air a cheangal le snàthainn. ‘The parcel was tied up with thread.’
    • an t-snàthainn leis an robh am pasgan air a cheangal ‘the thread with which the parcel was tied up’
    • an t-snàthainn leis nach robh am pasgan air a cheangal ‘the thread with which the parcel was not tied up’


stranding

Some examples –

  • Bha mi a’ bruidhinn ri tè. ‘I was speaking to a woman.’
    • an tè a bha mi a' bruidhinn rithe ‘the woman who I was speaking to’
    • an tè nach robh mi a' bruidhinn rithe ‘the woman who I was not speaking to’
  • Bidh mullach ùr air eaglais. ‘There will be a new roof on a church.’
    • an eaglais a bhios mullach ùr oirre ‘the church which there will be a new roof on’
    • an eaglais nach bi mullach ùr oirre ‘the church which there will not be a new roof on’
  • Bha am pasgan air a cheangal le snàthainn. ‘The parcel was tied up with thread.’
    • an t-snàthainn a bha am pasgan air a cheangal leatha ‘the thread which the parcel was tied up with’
    • an t-snàthainn nach robh am pasgan air a cheangal leatha ‘the thread which the parcel was not tied up with’