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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul 2020 8:43 pm 
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Hi I was wondering when you are putting happy birthday on a poster with a name is it :

Breithlá Sona duit Sarah or Breithlá Sona duit a Sarah?

I wasn't sure if you need to add the 'a' before the name or is it okay not to have the 'a' before the name


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Jul 2020 3:53 pm 
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lorid wrote:
Hi I was wondering when you are putting happy birthday on a poster with a name is it :

Breithlá Sona duit Sarah or Breithlá Sona duit a Sarah?

I wasn't sure if you need to add the 'a' before the name or is it okay not to have the 'a' before the name

Since you'd be addressing her, the second version, using the vocative particle "a", would be correct.

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jul 2020 10:16 pm 
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"Lá breithe sona, a Sarah", is more Irish.

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Aug 2020 11:52 am 
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You could use the as gaelige for Sarah ; Sorcha = bright, shining a mediaeval name !

Lá breithe sona dhuit a Shorcha ! :LBSD:

https://www.ireland101.com/what-is/sarah/irish

Im not 100% on this but sounds cool anyway !


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