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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jun 2012 5:57 pm 
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I'm doing a series of lessons on the irregular verbs. They're basically memory sheets, with the various verb tenses and sentences illustrating examples of usage.

I'm up to "clois," and it dawned on me that I can't think of a single imperative use for it. The only thing I can think of in English is "hear me," and in Irish that's "éist liom."

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jun 2012 7:08 pm 
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As you say, éist le ~ usually replaces clois in the affirmative, but in the negative:

Ná clois a gcloisfidh tú "Don't believe everything you hear."


An example of the first person imperative:

Cloisim arís uait é "Say it again, repeat it if you dare" literally "Let me hear it from you again"


And first person plural imperative:

Cloisimis an scéal "Let us hear the story"

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My "specialty" is Connemara Irish, particularly Cois Fhairrge dialect.
Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


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Breandán wrote:
As you say, éist le ~ usually replaces clois in the affirmative, but in the negative:

Ná clois a gcloisfidh tú "Don't believe everything you hear."


An example of the first person imperative:

Cloisim arís uait é "Say it again, repeat it if you dare" literally "Let me hear it from you again"


And first person plural imperative:

Cloisimis an scéal "Let us hear the story"


Interesting! Thanks!

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