Hi, I'd like to know when to use 'gabh' and 'téigh' for 'to go', and what are the associated dialects for each.
First, is 'Téigh' strictly Ulster Irish for 'Gabh' ? It sounds it comes from 'Tar'?
téigh is the imperative form 2nd singular to say "go !".
In Ulster we say "gabh" instead.
"Tar" means "come!", it's not the same verb.
Second, how do you use 'Gabh' and is it only Conamara Irish?
it depends, gabh may be several things, it's the imperative form in several dialects, it's the root of the verb to go in the future in certain dialects (Connemara, I think): gabhfaidh mé...
(For example can I say 'Gabhaim chun/go dtí..' and 'Téim chun/go dtí' for 'I go to..' ?)
I don't think anybody says "gabhaim".
I think everybody says "téim" or "théim" or "teighim" or things like that.