BEGINNING TO WRITE
Cumann Carad Na Gaeilge / The Philo-Celtic Society
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DEFINITIONS
verb - action words (run, eat, sleep, work, walk, etc.) and the verb 'to be'
subject - the person, place, or thing doing the action
adverb - describes the verb (did well, hit hard, ate quickly, etc.)
object of the verb - the person, place, or thing to which the action is being done
noun - a person, place, or thing (soldier, John, hill, rock)
adjective - describes a noun (big soldier, Tall John,  steep hill, hard rock)
pronoun - a word used in place of the specific name of a noun, for example:  I, you, he, she, we, youse, they
preposition - describes the relationship (position) in time or space between persons, places, or things.  For
example, over, under, around, through, on, from, at, behind, before, etc.
IRISH SENTENCE STRUCTURE
verb   subject (adjective) the basket for everything except the object object (adjective)  .
Therefore, the sentence "The big man today quickly took a small swallow" would be said in this order:
 
took The man big today quickly a swallow small.
HOW TO GET STARTED WRITING IN IRISH
I. start a. write a sentence in English - keep it simple
II. verb a. start w/ the verb - what is it?
b. look it up
c. is it regular or irregular?
d. go to the verb chart & find it
e.   write it
III. subject a. what is it?
b. find it in the dictionary
c. write it
d. does it have an adjective?
e. if so, look it up, write it
IV. the basket a. what is/are its components?
b. look it/them up
c. write it/them down
V. object a. what is it?
b. look it up
c. write it
d. does it have an adjective?
e. if so, look it up, write it