arbh

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arbh (past/conditional copular form used before vowels and fh plus vowel)

  1. Introduces an indirect relative clause; past/conditional tense
    an fear arbh iascaire a mhac
    the man whose son was a fisherman
  2. Introduces a direct or indirect interrogative; past/conditional tense
    Arbh fhearr leat cupán tae?
    Would you prefer a cup of tea?
    Níl a fhios agam arbh fhearr léi cupán tae.
    I don’t know if she would prefer a cup of tea.

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