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All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:50 pm
by akerbeltz
Hi Cynthia. It does verb - subject - object/predicate in Gaelic. Most idiomatically, that would be ithidh Iain lòn but learners often start with the bidh Iain ag ithe lòn construction because its involves a little less grammar to begin with. But that technically mean "Iain will be eating lunch".

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:54 pm
by AlexAkimov
Cynthia4Gaelic1 wrote:if I do the future tense and I say John will eat lunch. Do I say Bidh Ian ag ithe lon. The person then the action and the verb. Cynthia
You haven't written them in that order. You have verb-subject-compliment, which is correct. That is how Gaelic works no matter the tense. You could write the same sentence using the root verb of "eat" in future tense i.e. not using to be (bidh), all depends the exact nature of the phrase you're going for.

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:41 am
by akerbeltz
Also note lon is a blackbird, lòn is lunch, those accents matter :priob: