Celtoid (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:47 am: ||
This seems stupidly simple, but it's not addressed in my books and I've learned not to make any assumptions about this language. How do you say "I'm doing this/that."? I know "I'm doing it." is "Tá mé dá dhéanamh." Do you just stick a "seo/sin" on the end of it: "Tá mé dá dhéanamh sin."? Ceist eile. I know how to say "this morning" (maidin inniu), "tonight" (anocht), "this year" (imbliana). How do you say "this week" and "this month"?
Aonghus (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:57 am: ||
Tá seo (d)á dhéanamh agam
I don't know any shorthand for this week (an tseachtain seo) and this month (an mí seo).
Fear na mBróg (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 01:14 pm: ||
The week : An tseachtain
The month : An mhí
That week : An tseachtain sin
That month : An mhí sin
This week : An tseachtain seo
This seo : An mhí seo
I'm doing that : Táim á dhéanamh sin
I'm doing this : Táim á dhéanamh seo
Rith sé ar nós na gaoithe
He ran like the wind
Rith sé ar mo nós-sa
He ran like me
Rith sé ar a nós-san
He ran like him
Rith sé ar a nós-san sin
He ran like that
an ghaoth -> na gaoithe
an fear -> an fhir
mé -> mo
é -> a
é sin -> a _____ sin
You can think of: mo, do, a as the Tuiseal Ginideach of mé, thú, é, í It's just that they go before the word.
É Anthuaidh (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 11:35 pm: ||
So, "a" is the genitive case of the objective case
He ran like "her." --> Rith sé ar a nós-san.
Fear na mBróg (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 08:13 am: ||
As he and Jane passed the finishing line, we realized that as their mother said, he really did run like her.
Rith sé ar a nós.
As he passed the finishing line, he ran like her.
Rith sé ar a nós-sa.
I've explained in another thread how to conjugate the nouns.
Hope that helps.