Unit 6 - Explaining your work or profession
‘S e oileanach a th’ annam "I am a student"
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 taigh – I 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