lenar

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlʲɛnˠəɾˠ/

Particle[edit]

lenar (form used before non-past tenses lena) (used before a past tense; triggers lenition of a following consonant except in the autonomous form)

  1. with which/whom
    an buachaill lenar bhuail méthe boy with whom I met

Usage notes[edit]

Especially in the spoken language, it is more common to use the indirect relative particle ar with a resumptive prepositional pronoun:

an buachaill ar bhuail mé leisthe boy with whom I met

Particle[edit]

lenar (form used before a vowel in the present/future lenarb, form used before a vowel in the past/conditional lenarbh) (used before a consonant sound; triggers lenition in the past/conditional)

  1. with which/whom is
    an fear lenar féidir labhairt le hainmhithethe man who can talk to animals
  2. with which/whom was/would be
    an bhean lenar dhóigh gurbh fhíor éthe woman who believed it was true

Usage notes[edit]

Here again, it is more common, especially in the spoken language, to use the indirect relative particle ar with a resumptive prepositional pronoun:

an fear ar féidir leis a labhairt le hainmhithethe man who can talk to animals
an bhean ar dhóigh léi gurbh fhíor éthe woman who believed it was true

Related terms[edit]