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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug 2019 10:26 pm 
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I'm trying to say, "The colors of the flag of the Republic of Ireland are orange, green and white"
I know there a few different ways to say this. Which of the following are correct:

Is dathanna bhratach Phoblacht na hÉireann oráiste, glas agus bán
Dathanna bhratach Phoblacht na hÉireann is ea oráiste, glas agus bán
Oráiste, glas agus bán is ea dathanna bhratach Phoblacht na hÉirenn

Thanks in advance. I would also appreciate any alternate suggestions.


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug 2019 11:18 pm 
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Vitaee wrote:
I'm trying to say, "The colors of the flag of the Republic of Ireland are orange, green and white"
I know there a few different ways to say this. Which of the following are correct:

Is dathanna bhratach Phoblacht na hÉireann oráiste, glas agus bán
Dathanna bhratach Phoblacht na hÉireann is ea oráiste, glas agus bán


Both wrong because dathanna [...] na hÉireann is a definite noun phrase.
So a pronoun iad is necessary: Is iad dathanna [...] na hÉireann ...
And ea can’t be used.
Both sentences make dathanna ... the predicate. But it is subject.

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Oráiste, glas agus bán is ea dathanna bhratach Phoblacht na hÉireann


I don't know how to use colours here, I'd add na trí dhath

Is iad na trí dhath, uaine agus bán agus flannbhuí, dathanna bhratach (Phoblacht) na hÉireann.


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Aug 2019 2:59 am 
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Labhrás wrote:
Both wrong because dathanna [...] na hÉireann is a definite noun phrase.
So a pronoun iad is necessary: Is iad dathanna [...] na hÉireann ...
And ea can’t be used.
Both sentences make dathanna ... the predicate. But it is subject.


Oh yeah, forgot that the presence of the genitive makes the entire phrase definite.


Labhrás wrote:
I don't know how to use colours here, I'd add na trí dhath

Is iad na trí dhath, uaine agus bán agus flannbhuí, dathanna bhratach (Phoblacht) na hÉireann.


Is it preferable to use uaine instead of green and flannbhuí instead of oráiste when describing the colors of the Irish flag?


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Aug 2019 6:51 am 
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Vitaee wrote:
Labhrás wrote:
Both wrong because dathanna [...] na hÉireann is a definite noun phrase.
So a pronoun iad is necessary: Is iad dathanna [...] na hÉireann ...
And ea can’t be used.
Both sentences make dathanna ... the predicate. But it is subject.


Oh yeah, forgot that the presence of the genitive makes the entire phrase definite.


Labhrás wrote:
I don't know how to use colours here, I'd add na trí dhath

Is iad na trí dhath, uaine agus bán agus flannbhuí, dathanna bhratach (Phoblacht) na hÉireann.


Is it preferable to use uaine instead of green and flannbhuí instead of oráiste when describing the colors of the Irish flag?


Because it is so called in Bunreacht na hÉireann: ("An bhratach trí dhath .i. uaine, bán, agus flannbhuí, an suaitheantas náisiúnta.", Art. 7)
And "uaine" because it is an artificial green.


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PostPosted: Tue 06 Aug 2019 5:23 am 
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Vitaee wrote:
Is it preferable to use uaine instead of green and flannbhuí instead of oráiste when describing the colors of the Irish flag?


God forbid they use the word "oráiste".


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