Breton/Level 1/Lesson 3
Basic Grammar rules[edit | edit source]
Sentence structure[edit | edit source]
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.
Articles[edit | edit source]
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
Exercises[edit | edit source]
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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