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PostPosted: Wed 07 Oct 2020 8:38 pm 
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I want to be sure of the usage in the following examples. I used the word "summer", but this could be replaced with probably hundreds of words. That's why I consider this, although short sentence, important. First, I would like to know if all are correct, and secondly are there better, or more appropriate ways of saying the same thing, especially in actual conversation.
Tá an samhradh ann. - It's summer.
An bhuil an samhradh ann? - Is it summer?
Nach bhuil an samhradh ann? - Isn't it summer?
Níl an samhradh ann. - It's not summer.


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Oct 2020 12:53 pm 
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abhartach wrote:
I want to be sure of the usage in the following examples. I used the word "summer", but this could be replaced with probably hundreds of words. That's why I consider this, although short sentence, important. First, I would like to know if all are correct, and secondly are there better, or more appropriate ways of saying the same thing, especially in actual conversation.
Tá an samhradh ann. - It's summer.
An bhuil an samhradh ann? - Is it summer?
Nach bhuil an samhradh ann? - Isn't it summer?
Níl an samhradh ann. - It's not summer.


bhfuil - don't forget the f.
The Verb is fuil, bh is just prefixed for eclipsis.


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Oct 2020 5:33 pm 
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Sorry, slight lapse in my spelling. Can I still get an answer to my questions?


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PostPosted: Fri 09 Oct 2020 3:41 pm 
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abhartach wrote:
Sorry, slight lapse in my spelling. Can I still get an answer to my questions?


That was the answer. ;)

Everything else is correct.

The only alternative which comes to mind is a fronting of summer:

(Is é) an samhradh atá ann.
An é an samhradh atá ann?
Nach é an samhradh atá ann?
Ní hé an samhradh atá ann.


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