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Old and New Verbs with New Nouns

February 24, 2011

  A’ ruith…running.

  • Tha i a’ ruith anns an rum. (Ha ee uh ROO-ee auns ahn room) She is running in the room.
  • Tha i a’ ruith anns an rum-cadail. (Ha ee uh ROO-ee auns ahn room-CAH-dul) She is running in the bedroom (technically, sleeping room)
  • Tha i a’ ruith anns an seomar.  (Ha ee uh ROO-ee auns ahn SHOH-mer) She is running in the room.
  • Tha i a’ ruith anns an srath. (Ha ee uh ROO-ee auns ahn SRAH) She is running in the street.
  • Tha i a’ ruith anns an teanta. (Ha ee uh ROO-ee auns ahn TENT-uh) She is running in the tent.
  • Tha i a’ ruith anns an tur. (Ha ee uh ROO-ee auns ahn toor) She is running in the tower.

Mix and match the verbs you’ve learned  (a’ ruith, a’ cadail, ag obair, a’ coisich, a’ draibhadh, ag ithe, a’ dol, ag iarriadh, a’ faicinn) with some of the places and other nouns, and with other pronouns (thu, e, i, sinn, iad, sibh).  Try them with past tense (bha instead of tha).  (There is another form of past tense, but that hasn’t been in the lessons yet.)

Due to time constraints and other obligations, my posting may be more limited for the next few weeks. 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Renea permalink
    February 24, 2011 2:31 pm

    moran taing !!! 🙂

  2. Renea permalink
    February 24, 2011 2:47 pm

    Tha i sneachda air mo shrath an diugh Breagha
    ( did I say that right?)
    Did I need to lenite the “srath” after mo?

    Weird for Oregon

    • February 24, 2011 6:42 pm

      Hi, Renea,

      I found these constructions:

      Tha an sneachd ann. (There is snow here.)
      Tha an t-sneachd ann an-seo. (It is snowing here.)
      Tha e a’ cur an t-sneachd. (It is snowing.)
      Tha e a’ cur sneachd. (from http://www.bookrags.com/tandf/cuir-tf/) (Also It is snowing.)

      As to leniting after mo, mo does lenite words, and although s itself does not lenite, sl, sn, sr, and s+vowel do. So, yes, mo shráid is right.

      • Renea permalink
        February 24, 2011 7:16 pm

        Great, tapadh leat!
        I will have to put my brains to work on that. 🙂

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