Jump to navigation Jump to search. 1 The imperative mood; 2 Articles; 3 Adjectives; 4 The verb 'to be' 5 Expressing 'to have' 6 Expressing 'to own' 7 Forming the present, past and future tense in regular verbs; 8 Irregular verbs; The imperative mood . Traditional grammars use the terms 'past', 'future tense', 'conditional', 'imperative' and 'subjunctive' in describing the five core Scottish Gaelic verb forms; however, modern scholarly linguistic texts reject such terms borrowed from traditional grammar descriptions based on the concepts of Latin grammar. Scottish Gaelic/Grammar. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world < Scottish Gaelic. Practise Gaelic grammar skills with this activity on irregular verbs. However, as mentioned before, the ten Gaelic irregular verbs do not follow this pattern. Present and future had fused. Scottish Gaelic was planted on British soil, and the verbal system has been remolded on the lines of the British language, which originally had no future tense. Contents. The preterite is made by lenition of the stem. Scottish Gaelic shows, like ... • tense: present habitual-simple future, preterite, habitual past-secondary future are the three basic tenses. The present adds the suffix - aidh or - idh to the stem, and the habitual past is made by lenition of the present. When issuing a command, such as in … Scots Verb Verbal constructions may make use of synthetic verb forms which are marked to indicate person (the number of such forms is limited), tense, mood, and voice (active, impersonal/passive). Now, if you've been learning Gaelic more than a couple of months you'll soon be told that the phrase 'mas e thu toil e' ('if you please') is never, EVER uttered by native Gaelic speakers in everyday use. So, let’s take this opportunity to get some practice with the Gaelic irregular verbs! As in Modern Welsh, the inherited present tense has largely future meaning, and present time is mainly expressed by the present-tense form of the substantive verb and the preposition a ( ig ) with the verbal noun. Scottish Gaelic is not an official language of the United Kingdom, but it is classed as an indigenous language under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Gaelic is fortunate in that there are only ten irregular verbs (compared to around 200 that exist in English), but it can still be a challenge to get used to them. All through the future tense, it's 'faigh' (rhymes with 'high'), with or without lenition, except the simple future which is a completely different word: Gheibh, loosely pronounced 'yeahv'. This is suitable for National 5 Gaelic (Learners)