Where does the "would" in "bu toil leam" come from?

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Where does the "would" in "bu toil leam" come from?

Unread postby MartinJ » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:17 am

Tha "bu toil leam" a' ciallachadh "I would like" ann an Gaidhlig nuadh.

'S e "past tense" de "is" a th' ann an "bu", nach eil? Ach tha sinn ag iarraidh "would" an-seo. Dè tha dol ma-tha? A bheil fios aig duine sam bith?

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Where does the "would" in "bu toil leam" come from?

Unread postby GunChleoc » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:43 pm

"bu" covers 2 tenses, the past and the conditional. "is" covers both the present and future tenses.

Watch our for the pronunciation of "toil" here too - it's actually toigh l' and pronounced /tɤl/, while the real toil is pronounced /tɔl/. The standard orthography made a bad decision here.
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Where does the "would" in "bu toil leam" come from?

Unread postby MartinJ » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:21 pm

Thanks very much GunChleoc. That's very helpful. MJ

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Where does the "would" in "bu toil leam" come from?

Unread postby GunChleoc » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:14 pm

'S e do bheatha :)
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