Genitive Constructions

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Uses of the Genitive Case in Scottish Gaelic


The object of a Verbal Noun

Syntactic Properties of Genitive Constructions in Scottish Gaelic

Alternatives to the Genitive Construction

The most common way to indicate possession in Gaelic does not use the Genitive construction. Instead the possessed item is marked with a definite article and is followed by the preposition aig followed by the possessor.

  1. Iain's house: An taigh aig Iain
  2. My house: An taigh agam

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