Lessoonyn Meanagh

Intermediate Lessons

lesson 7: Tooilley er smie - More on liking etc.

Let's continue a little longer with some more likes and dislikes.

Mie lhiat bainney?
S'mie lhiam.

By vie lhiat bainney?
Cha by vie lhiam, gura mie ayd.

Did you spot the difference here? Mie lhiat bainney? means Do you like milk? Whilst By vie lhiat bainney? means Would you like milk? Time for some refreshments now.

Mie lhiat tey?
S'mie lhiam.

By vie lhiat tey?
Cha by vie lhiam, gura mie ayd. By vie lhiam caffee, my sailt. Cha mie lhiam shugyr, agh by vie lhiam bainney.

By vie lhiat brishtag?
By vie lhiam, gura mie ayd. S'mie lhiam brishtagyn.

So Maralyn likes tey, tea, but wouldn't like tea just now. She'd like caffee, my sailt, coffee, please. She doesn't like shugyr, sugar, but she likes bainney, milk – oh, and she'd like brishtag, gura mie ayd, a biscuit, thank you: she likes biscuits.

Let's listen to that conversation again.

Here's another conversation.

By vie lhiat tey?
By vie lhiam, my sailt. S'mie lhiam tey as shugyr. By vie lhiam shugyr, my sailt.

By vie lhiat key?
Cha by vie lhiam. S'mie lhiam key, agh cha by vie lhiam key ayns tey. By vie lhiam bainney, my sailt.

By vie lhiat berreen? Cha by vie lhiam, gura mie ayd. S'mie lhiam berreen, agh by vie lhiam arran as eeym, my sailt.

So Bob wanted tey, tea. He likes tey as shugyr, tea and sugar, so he'd like sugar, please. Cha by vie lesh key, he wouldn't like cream. S'mie lesh key, he likes cream, but he wouldn't like it in tea. He'd like milk, please. Agh cha mie lesh berreen, gura mie ayd, but he wouldn't like cake, thank you. He likes cake, but he'd like arran as eeym, my sailt, bread and butter, please.

So listen again to that conversation.

And finally, another choice of refreshments.

Cha mie lhiam ushtey, as cha by vie lhiam soo mess.

By vie lhiat ushtey bea?

By vie lhiam, my sailt. S'mie lhiam ushtey bea.

Mie lhiat bonnag?
S'mie lhiam.

By vie lhiat bonnag as eeym?
By vie lhiam, my sailt.

This time, cha mie lesh Maralyn ushtey, Maralyn doesn't like water, and wouldn't like soo mess, fruit juice. By vie lhiat ushtey bea? Would you like whisky? She would, please. S'mie lhee ushtey bea, she likes whisky. Does she like bonnag? She does. Would she like bonnag and butter? By vie lhee bonnag as eeym. By vie lhee, gura mie ayd. She would, please.

So let's hear that one again.

Another useful term for finding out what someone wants is 'geearree'. Ta mee geearree bainney, I want milk [Ta mee geearree bainney.] ---------- Ta mee geearree bainney.

We can use 'geearree' with the question form as well: Vel oo geearree soo-mess? Do you want some fruit juice? [Vel oo geearree soo mess?] ---------- Vel oo geearree soo mess?

The answer to this sort of question is either 'Ta', I do, or 'Cha nel', I don't.

Vel oo geearree ushtey bea?

Cha nel. Vel oo geearree berreen?

Ta.

We could give a slightly fuller answer if we want.

Vel oo geearree ushtey bea?
Cha nel, cha nel mee geearree ushtey bea.

I don't, I don't want whiskey. [Cha nel, cha nel mee geearree ushtey bea.] ---------- Cha nel, cha nel mee geearree ushtey bea. / Vel oo geearree berreen? Do you want a cake? Vel oo geearree berreen?

Ta, ta mee geearree berreen, my sailt. I do, I want a cake, please. [Ta, ta mee geearree berreen, my sailt.] ---------- Ta, ta mee geearree berreen, my sailt.

And we can use geearree to find out what Juan and Mary want.

Vel Juan geearree ushtey bea?

Cha nel, cha nel eh geearree ushtey bea. Vel Mary geearree ushtey bea?

Ta, t'ee geearree ushtey bea.

As shen eh veih lessoon shiaght

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