sna

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contracted from (now nonstandard) ins na.

Alternative forms[edit]

Contraction[edit]

sna ‎(triggers h-prothesis)

  1. Contraction of i + na.
    Tá sí ina cónaí sna hIndiacha Thiar.‎ ― She lives in the West Indies
Usage notes[edit]

This contraction is obligatory, i.e. *i na never appears uncontracted. Triggers h-prothesis of a following vowel.

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Extracted from a reinterpretation of ins na as in sna

Article[edit]

sna ‎(triggers h-prothesis)

  1. (Munster) Alternative form of na ‎(the pl)
Usage notes[edit]

This form is found after the prepositions aige, de, do, and ó, especially in older texts. In modern texts, aiges na has the s on the preposition, while desna, dosna, and ósna are more commonly written as single words—to the extent they’re found at all, since they’re found only in Munster dialect and are not part of the standard written language.


Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

sna

  1. rafsi of sance.