If I was happy, I would sing
How would you say this in Irish. I don't think it's má bhí mé sásta, chanfainn but I dont know what it actually is. Does anyone know how to say something like this?
It wouldn't matter in any case, scilling, as the past subjunctive has the same form as the past habitual. It's not accepted in the course, I hasten to add, as I'm not sure to what extent it still exists in the various dialects.
The conditional seems to have replaced it, as the past tense has in English, an interesting contrast/commonality.
I do know that the past subjunctive rarely appears in print, much like its present equivalent. The old grammars are not very comprehensive, but the newer ones are practically silent, unfortunately.