Unit 6 - Explaining your work or profession

‘S e oileanach a th’ annam "I am a student"

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It is useful to be able to explain your work or profession in conversation and ask somebody else what they do for a living.

In Section 5, we meet ann and anns e.g. tha mi anns an taighI am in the house.

Here we use the preposition ann in a composite form known as a prepositional pronoun.

There are examples of prepositional pronouns in Section 2, e.g. when air (on) and thu (you) are combined we get ort: dè an t-ainm a th’ ort? (Literally, what name is on you? i.e. what is your name?)

Similarly in Section 3 we see tha Gàidhlig agaibh – you have (i.e. speak) Gaelic. Agaibh is a prepositional pronoun, combining aig (at) and sibh (you).

Here are the prepositional pronouns associated with ann:

annam = ann + mi
in me
annad = ann + thu
in you (singular, informal)
ann = ann + e
in him
innte = ann + i
in her
annainn = ann + sinn
in us
annaibh = ann + sibh
in you
annta = ann + iad
in them

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