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Celtoid (149.174.164.23 - 149.174.164.23)
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:47 am:   Edit Post Print Post

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"?

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Aonghus (62.77.191.130 - 62.77.191.130)
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:57 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I'd say
Tá seo (d)á dhéanamh agam

I don't know any shorthand for this week (an tseachtain seo) and this month (an mí seo).

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Fear na mBróg (213.94.241.232 - 213.94.241.232)
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 01:14 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

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.

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É Anthuaidh (209.191.47.57 - 209.191.47.57)
Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 11:35 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

So, "a" is the genitive case of the objective case
of sí?

He ran like "her." --> Rith sé ar a nós-san.

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Fear na mBróg (213.94.242.65 - 213.94.242.65)
Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 08:13 am:   Edit Post Print Post

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.

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I've explained in another thread how to conjugate the nouns.


Hope that helps.

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