I eat vs. I am eating
I'm on Basics 1 in Irish. I got a question wrong because in all my experience with other languages (German and Norwegian) there is no "am... -ing" variant. So I was wondering: would you say, (Ithim úll) I am eating an apple or I eat an apple?
Linguists actually consider it a possibility that English developed its "am doing" form under the influence of the native Celtic languages, though in this case it would be an ancestor of Welsh/Cornish(/Breton?) rather than Irish.