Is that how that's said? Would it not be "Is saibhir me"? or am I just losing it?
Is that with all adjectives or this is the only case? Why use "Táim" form; if situation is stable it seems that use of "Is" form is proper...
It's not about stability versus permanence. A good rule of thumb is that tá is used with adjectives, and is is used with nouns.
Thanks!, I've been trying hard to create a simple rule to help me remember quickly when to use each .
She doesn't pronounce the ch correctly here. She pronounces it like a K.
fro me, Irish can be really difficult, because the english definitions for the Gaelic words are all over the place, and sometimes they don't make any sense.
Is "gach" here related to the French "chaque"? Just wondering.... Anyway, are there similar constructions for something, anything, and nothing?
Other options for nothing are faic, tada or dada used with the negative. e.g. Níl faic agam = I have nothing.
ahh and cach and chaque probably go back to some proto indo european... the never ending connections...
Well, kinda. As you can read in the link provided by scilling, "chaque" is ultimately a crossing of two words: "quisque unus" and "catunum" < "cata unum".
"gach" appears to be related to Latin "quisque" (http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/MB2/mb19.html, so the original connection is rather from Proto-Italo-Celtic), so, in a way, to "chaque", but there have been so many alterations and conflations and stuff that, to me, it's a bit complicated to say they're connected.
cool dictionary, but I couldn't find the origin for chicken, everytime I hear that word in Irish I think that the english took it from the irish -- since the main roots for english use poulet/pollo, and huhner, but I'm just guessing...
“Chicken” was originally an Old English diminutive for “cock”, so it’s related to Dutch kuiken, German Küken, and Old Norse kjúklingr.
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What parts of speech are all of these words? Because I'm a little confused. Is it verb noun preposition, and if so is that a valid construction in irish? I've just started learning so I don't really know.
Irish doesn't have a verb for "have". Instead it uses the verb bí (tá in the present tense) and the preposition ag, with the object in English becoming the subject of the verb in Irish, and the subject in English becoming the object of the preposition in Irish. When that's a pronoun, it combines with the preposition to create a prepositional pronoun (agam).
This is outlined in the Tips & Notes for the 3rd skill on the Irish tree, Phrases.