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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 2005- » 2005 (January-February) » Archive through January 14, 2005 » Modh Coinníolladh « Previous Next »

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Philosophe
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Username: Philosophe

Post Number: 16
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 11:02 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Hi
I speak Irish at home as much as I can and one thing keeps cropping up that I REALLY should know, but I'm not 100% sure of it. Could anyone tell me how to use the conditional. I know sentences using the Modh Coinníolladh generally have "dá mbeadh" in them but how do you say for example "if you want to..." which still seems like a conditional sentence but here I'd instinctively use "má/ mura/ murach" but I'm not sure which...Is that right and in what instances do you use má/mura/muradh?
thanks

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Aonghus
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Post Number: 714
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 12:27 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

We need a grammer guru here. I don't think "if you want to" is conditional as such.

If you wanted to fly, dá dteastódh uait eitilt - modh conníollach

If you want to fly - má theastaíonn uait eitilt...

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MaidhcÓ G. (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 06:04 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

If I've read this correctly, Ó Siadhail gives this in ch.31 under past/conditional of copula.
He says that the past and conditional are the same w/ the copula.
Ex. 'Dhá mba' is used in the conditional, eg 'dhá mba chóir dhuit'... 'if you should...'
But "má ba" is used in the past, eg. "má ba chuma leat"...'if it was all the same to you...'

So, I take it (if I'm correct here)
Dhá mba mhaith leat = If you should want
Má ba mhaith leat = If you would want

Dhá mba mhaith leat (dul ar) eitilt,... If you should want to fly,...
Also Grma a Aonghuis. Now I see how the verb 'teastaigh' works. - Direct.

-Maidhc.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 09:59 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

thanks!



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