Lessoonyn Meanagh

Intermediate Lessons

lesson 15:Shoh ny va mee jannoo - I was doing this

We've had words for today and yesterday, and for the individual days of the week. The word for a week is shiaghtin [shiaghtin] ---------- shiaghtin. If we're talking about this week we can say y çhiaghtin shoh [y çhiaghtin shoh] ---------- y çhiaghtin shoh.

We were using the past tense last time, so we may want to refer to something that happened a week ago, shiaghtin er-dy-henney [shiaghtin er-dy-henney] -------- shiaghtin er-dy-henney.

For this last week, we can also refer to y çhiaghtin shoh chaie [y çhiaghtin shoh chaie] ---------- y çhiaghtin shoh chaie. Chaie is a useful word, because we can talk about last Friday, Jeheiney chaie, or last Wednesday, Jecrean chaie.

Row uss ayns Doolish y çhiaghtin shoh chaie?

Cha row. Va mee gobbraghey ayns Creneash. Row uss gobbraghey ayns Doolish?

Cha row mee gobbraghey, agh va mee ayns Doolish Jerdein.

C'red v'ou jannoo?

Va mee cur shilley er carrey.

Quoi shen?

Charles - She Charles eshyn.

Maralyn asked me whether I was in Douglas this last week, row mee ayns Doolish y çhiaghtin shoh chaie. I wasn't, cha row. I was working in Cregneish. Va mee gobbraghey ayns Creneash. I asked her whether she was working in Douglas, row uss gobbraghey ayns Doolish? I wasn't working, she said, Cha row mee gobbraghey, but she was in Douglas on Thursday, v'ee ayns Doolish Jerdein. What was she doing? C'red v'ee jannoo? V'ee cur shilley er carrey. Carrey is a friend, carrey [carrey] ---------- carrey. She was putting a sight on, she was visiting, a friend. Who's that? I asked. Quoi shen? Who's that? Quoi shen? And it was Charles.

Row uss ayns Doolish y çhiaghtin shoh chaie?

Cha row. Va mee gobbraghey ayns Creneash. Row uss gobbraghey ayns Doolish?

Cha row mee gobbraghey, agh va mee ayns Doolish Jerdein.

C'red v'ou jannoo?

Va mee cur shilley er carrey.

Quoi shen?

Charles - She Charles eshyn.

Kiart dy liooar – OK, let's find out what Juan and Mary were doing last week.

Row Juan shappal ayns Doolish Jesarn shoh chaie

Cha row. V'eh cloie bluckan coshey.

S'mie shen. C'raad v'eh cloie bluckan coshey?

Ayns Rhumsaa. V'eh cloie bluckan coshey ayns Rhumsaa. Maralyn asked whether Juan was shopping in Douglas this last Saturday. Row Juan shappal ayns Doolish Jesarn shoh chaie? Cha row, I replied, he wasn't. He was playing, v'eh cloie, bluckan coshey, football – V'eh cloie bluckan coshey. He was playing football. [V'eh cloie bluckan coshey] ---------- V'eh cloie bluckan coshey.

Row Juan shappal ayns Doolish Jesarn shoh chaie.

Cha row. V'eh cloie bluckan coshey.

S'mie shen. C'raad v'eh cloie bluckan coshey?

Ayns Rhumsaa. V'eh cloie bluckan coshey ayns Rhumsaa. Row uss loayrt rish Mary y çhiaghtin shoh chaie?

Va. Va mee cur shilley urree Jesarn shoh chaie.

S'mie shen. Row ee shappal ayns Doolish?

Cha row. Cha mie lhee shappal, as v'ee ayns Rhumsaa. V'ee peintal y thie eck ayns Rhumsaa.

Bob asked was I talking to Mary this last week, row mee loayrt rish Mary y çhiaghtin shoh chaie? Va, I was. I was visiting her, putting a sight on her, last Saturday, Va mee cur shilley urree Jesarn shoh chaie. S'mie shen, that's good, s'mie shen, he said. Then he asked, was she shopping in Douglas, Row ee shappal ayns Doolish? Cha row, I said, she wasn't, Cha row. Cha mie lhee shappal. She doesn't like shopping. Cha mie lhee shappal, as v'ee ayns Rhumsaa, and she was in Ramsey. She was painting the house at her, she was painting her house in Ramsey. V'ee peintal y thie eck ayns Rhumsaa.

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