A’ dol do….

Ainmear gnìomhaireach: a’ dol

Verbal Noun: A’ dol – going

Exercise

Example:  Tha iad a’ dol (do / taigh-cluiche).

Tha iad a’ dol don taigh-cluiche.

Colloquial : Tha iad a’ dol dhan taigh-cluich’.

1. Tha sinn a’ dol (do / oilthigh).

2. Tha mi a’ dol (gabhail/dìnnear).

3. Tha e a’ dol (dachaigh / air / bus).

4. Tha iad a’ dol (Glaschu).

5. Tha i a’ dol (Paris / air / plèan).

do’ is ‘to/into’ + lenition

To a house, island, place

Taigh (house):  don taigh (to the house)

Eilean (island): don eilean (to the island)

Baile (town): do bhaile (to a town)

‘Do’ becomes ‘a’ before a placename and and before a verbal noun to make an infinitive:

e.g. Braisil : a’ dol a Bhraisil

cluich (playing) : a chluich (to play)

Before a placename with a vowel ‘do’ becomes: a dh’ e.g. a dh’Inbhir Nis, a dh’Obar Dheathain (to Inverness, Aberdeen)

bùth  fiaclair  nàbaidh

1. bùth                       2.  fiaclair       3 taigh mo nàbaidh

1. Tha mi a’ dol don (bùth).

Example: 1. Tha mi a’ dol don / dhan bhùth.

2. Tha mi a’ dol …………

3. Tha mi a’ dol ……..

Prepositional case:

Indefinite – initial consonant is lenited

Do + lenition do bhùth, do chidhe, do dh’fhaiche, do ghàrradh, do mhàileid, do phàirc, do thaigh-dhealbh, do (to a shop, to a quay, to a meadow, to a garden, into a bag, to a park)

Definite

Don bhùth/chidhe/fhaiche/ghàrradh/mhàileid phàirc.

No lenition in definite prepositional case of words beginning with d, n, l, t, sa,se, si, so, su sg,sl,sm,sn,sr etc.

do thaigh (to a house), don taigh (no lenition)

But… do shiorrachd (to a county), don t-siorrachd (to the county); do shùil (to an eye); don t-sùil (to the eye)

 ospadal

4. ospadal

 

 seudaire

 5. seudaire

 sgoil

6. sgoil

4. Tha mi a’ dol …..

5. Tha mi a’ dol …..

6. Tha mi a’ dol……

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