Some Notes on Preposition Usage

LE has a certain sense of transaction, which is seen with díol “sell”: Dhíol mé mo sheanrothar leis “I sold him my old bicycle”.

Note also LE with abair!/rá “say”: Dúirt mé leis nach raibh an ceart aige. “I said to him that he wasn’t right.”

AR with transient feelings: Tá tuirse orm. Tá áthas orm. Tá brón orm. Tá uafás orm. Tá eagla orm. Tá faitíos orm.

But AG with attitudes: Tá fuath agam. “I hate.” Tá grá agam. “I love.” Tá suim agam. Tá spéis agam. “I am interested.”


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