Yes, that's it.scotlandlove1 wrote:so it’s more like:The verb is cluich, the verbal noun is cluiche. So, the -e has nothing to do with the lenition. The lenited forms are chluich and chluiche, respectively.
2. With is + something + preposition, the word order changes, and you use a + lenited verbal noun instead of a'/ag with the regular verbal noun:
In Scottish English it does. It means you have just finished doing it.scotlandlove1 wrote:huh? “i am after playing” -> this doesn’t make sense in English…Tha mi air cluiche (I am after playing)
The complementiser "that" is there to link a subordinate clause to another clause. Maybe I'll just give a few English examples:scotlandlove1 wrote:what is a ‘complementiser’ ?d. gum/gun is the complementiser that, not the relative pronoun.
I said that I went there
Do you think that this will work?
Do you see what it does? If not, I'll have to hunt for a better way of explaining it.
Correct. And if you have an object, you'll need to add a and lenite the verbal noun. Just like in "B' àbhaist dhomh video games a chluiche", it's the same rule for the object and the verbal noun.scotlandlove1 wrote:so the extra tense is:It's an extra tense.
‘tha’ + pers pron + ‘air’ + object + verbal noun = “to have just done something” , correct?
I have condensed the information on that page to a little shorthand table for myself. PM me your e-mail address and I'll send you a copy.scotlandlove1 wrote:http://www.akerbeltz.org/beaga....._cases.htma. While there are quite a number of irregular genitive forms, there is a general rule.
I think I’d rather memorize them by heart. That page is a bit confusing.
The genitive singular rule:
Slenderise the noun and the adjective. Lenite the adjective. If the article is present, lenite the noun as well.
balach beag -> taigh balaich bhig -> taigh a' bhalaich bhig
Slenderise the noun and the adjective and add an -e
caileag bheag -> taigh caileige bige -> taigh na caileige bige
You have a lot more irregular feminine genitives than irregular masculine genitives. But there are some patterns there as well. e.g. dùthaich -> dùthcha, bùth -> bùtha add an -a.