Are there multiple words for "up"
Yes. You use suas, thuas, anuas to refer to something that is above the position of the speaker. e.g.
Chuaigh fear suas go barr cnoic, d'fhan sé thuas ansin tamall, ansin tháinig sé anuas arís.
A man went up to the top of a hill, he stayed up there for a while, then he came down again.
- suas for going upwards
- thuas for being stationary up above
- anuas for coming down from above
The corresponding ones for below are
Is there a response to this? I would like to know. To say, "The sun shines up in the air," sounds very odd to me in English. But if it's normal in Irish to say, Taitníonn an ghrian thuas san aer, well then, that's what it is. A comment by a native speaker would be appreciated.