"Cha deachaidh" and "cha deach". Do they mean exactly the same thing?

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"Cha deachaidh" and "cha deach". Do they mean exactly the same thing?

Unread postby MartinJ » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:05 pm

Bha mi a' smaoineachadh gun thuig mi a h-uile càil mu dheidhinn "irregular verbs" ach chuala mi facal air Beag air Bheag o chionn ghoirid a cha dh'aithnich mi - "deachaidh". Bha seo an co-theacsa - "Cha deachaidh aona taigh a thogail an uair sin gus an deachaidh an cogadh seachad".

Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil "cha deachaidh" = "cha deach". A bheil mi ceart? A bheil seo "regional difference"? Is this an "echo" of whatever word gave rise to the modern past tense "chaidh"?



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"Cha deachaidh" and "cha deach". Do they mean exactly the same thing?

Unread postby akerbeltz » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:39 pm

There's like a zillion regional variants. The most common mid-ground form mostly taught to learners (in my experience) is cha deach. But there's nothing wrong with cha deachaidh either, it has been around a long time and is common in the Highlands and Islands. Pick one and stick with it 8-)

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"Cha deachaidh" and "cha deach". Do they mean exactly the same thing?

Unread postby MartinJ » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:25 pm

Dè an fhuaim sin? 'S e Màrtainn a' caoineadh gu socair. Tapadh leat Akerbelz