sibh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sib.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃɪvʲ]
  • (Galway) IPA(key): [ʃɪbʲ] (as if spelled sib)

Pronoun[edit]

sibh (conjunctive and disjunctive)

  1. you (plural), ye
    Bhí sibh ansin. ― You were there.
    Cluinim sibh. ― I hear you.

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike many European languages, Irish does not distinguish between "familiar" and "polite" second-person pronouns. Sibh is used to address two or more people, regardless of how well known those people are to the speaker. It is not used to address one single person.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sib.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sibh

  1. you (plural or formal singular)

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