Breton/Level 1/Lesson 3
Basic Grammar rules
English is an adjective-noun-language.
The big man went to Brittany. (adj.) (noun) (verb)
Breton on the other hand is a noun-adjective-language, which means that the noun comes before the adjective.
An den bras a zo aet da Vreizh. (article) (noun) (adjective) (verb) da Vreizh.
Literally: The man big went to Brittany.
al before "l" an before "n", "d", "t", "h" and vowels ar before other letters
ul before "l" un before "n", "d", "t", "h" and vowels ur before other letters
Pronunciation : ul = eul, un = eun, ur = eur.
"e" (in) is contracted with the article (al, an, ar) to give:
el before "l" en before "n", "d", "t", "h" and vowels er before other letters
Write the following sentences with the correct grammar.
The man is big.
(Words : an (the), a zo (is), den (man) , braz (big))
The new church is beautiful.
(Words : an, a zo, iliz (church), nevez (new), brav (beautiful)
The big man went into the church, thereafter, to the old town hall.
(Words : an (the), da (to), ebarzh (into), goude se (after that, thereafter), kozh (old), nevez (new), den (man), braz (big), Ti-Ker (Town Hall), a zo aet (went))
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