Tha mi a ‘sgrìobhadh leabhar.
(Tha sibh etc…..)
Bha mi a ’sgrìobhadh leabhar.
(Bha sibh etc……..)
The above examples show the most common and easiest ways to create the present tense and past, using the continuous of the verb “to be” . To use the simple present (instead of the Continuous present) there is a construction, unusual in Gaelic, using the future tense.
Sgriobhadh mi or bidh mi a´sgriobhadh
The future tense used as the present simple is more common when we talk about things we do habitually and things which happen a lot or are generally true. Practice will make this clearer. Please try to use the continuous until you have more practice with this.
H is added to create the simple past, here is a chart of imperatives. Notice the irregular form of “DH” with vowels” and “F”. It is also interesting to notice that nothing happens to “SG” and “R”
Dè dh‘ionnsaich thu anns an obair sin?
It is formed by exactly the same rules as the continuous present tense.
Questions etc and how to ask them will be shown later