progressive present in irish
Hello, I would like to talk about something that confused me in the irish course : The progressive present is used to translate litteraly sentences about the near future, e.g "are you coming soon" into "an bhfuil tu ag teacht go luath?" . According to what I have read so far, I would say that either it is not grammaticaly correct, or it is not an appropriate idiom, but it definitely not something I would have used.
Yet I am not sure so I would like to have your point of view about that.
PS : Am I in the good place to post this question ?
Native speaker here.
There is nothing wrong with saying
"An bhfuil tú ag teacht go luath?"
It's possible that a grammatical rule that says otherwise exists, but I have always been of the opinion that what is spoken IS the rule.
People might say the above or alternatively
"An mbeidh tú ag teacht go luath / Will you be coming soon."
So you would prefer the progressive form even in the future, i.e. "An dtiocfaidh tú go luath?" wouldn't sound natural?