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Unread postby AlexAkimov » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:57 pm

Here are 3 phrases which contain a relative particle followed by tha/bha/bhios

Carson a tha thu a' dol a Ghlaschu?
Carson a bha thu a' dol a Ghlaschu?
Carson a bhios thu a' dol a Ghlaschu?

Tha mi ag ithe an arain a tha mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.
Bha mi ag ithe an arain a bha mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.
Bidh mi ag ithe an arain a bhios mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.

xxx nuair a tha e ro theth.
xxx nuair a bha e ro theth.
xxx nuair a bhios e ro theth.

If I wanted to turn these negative i.e. are to are not, will be to won't etc, are these what should result?

Carson nach eil thu a' dol a Ghlaschu?
Carson nach robh thu a' dol a Ghlaschu?
Carson nach bi thu a' dol a Ghlaschu?

Tha mi ag ithe an arain nach eil mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.
Bha mi ag ithe an arain nach robh mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.
Bidh mi ag ithe an arain nach bi mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.

xxx nuair nach eil e ro theth.
xxx nuair nach robh e ro theth.
xxx nuair nach bi e ro theth.

Basically is it correct that turning a tha/a bha/a bhios negative creates nach eil/nach robh/nach bi?



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Unread postby akerbeltz » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:42 pm

Yes, gramatically you're correct though logically, these would require a very odd situation

Tha mi ag ithe an arain nach eil mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.
Bha mi ag ithe an arain nach robh mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.
Bidh mi ag ithe an arain nach bi mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.

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Unread postby AlexAkimov » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:52 pm

akerbeltz wrote:Source of the post Yes, gramatically you're correct though logically, these would require a very odd situation

Tha mi ag ithe an arain nach eil mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.
Bha mi ag ithe an arain nach robh mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.
Bidh mi ag ithe an arain nach bi mo mhàthair a' fuineadh.


Indeed. Those are gibberish but as long as the grammar is correct I can live with that.

Taing.