In my #irish104 MOOC we are learning a few more regular verbs. Two things of note:
- the way verbs shift when giving a directive one, more than one persons (but not including yourself), and more than person including yourself reminds of te reo and how greetings change when it’s to one person, two persons, more than two persons, and whether one’s self is included:
To instruct one person, we simply use the infinitive, i.e. the form of the verb before any change occurs.
To instruct a group of people that we are a part of, we add the endings -imis or -aimis to the root, depending on whether the root is caol/slender or leathan/broad.
To instruct a group of people that we are not a part of, we add the endings -igí or -aigí to the root, depending on whether the root is caol/slender or leathan/broad.
2. My Nana rarely used her Irish with us, but the one thing she often said was Dún an doras! Shut the door! Though I think she used to add the equivalent of “shut the damned door”, since the door was right behind her chair and was perennially cold the last 15 years of her (centenearian) life.
There certainly wasn’t often a le do thoil. 🙂