Lessoonyn Meanagh

Intermediate Lessons

lesson 18: Traa dy liooar - Time enough

Since we're looking at time, we may wish to ask people at what time they do certain things during the day. So let's use those with our knowledge of telling the time. First of all, Girree - getting up, arising, girree [girree] ---------- girree.

Ta mee girree. I get up. [Ta mee girree.] ---------- ta mee girree.

Ta Mary girree. Mary is getting up. [Ta Mary girree] ---------- Ta Mary girree.

Ta mee girree ec hoght er y chlag. I get up at eight o'clock. Ta mee girree ec hoght er y chlag.

Ta Juan girree ec lieh-oor lurg shiaght. Juan gets up at half-past seven. Ta Juan girree ec lieh-oor lurg shiaght.

T'ee girree mysh jeih minnid roish nuy. She gets up about ten minutes to nine. T'ee girree mysh jeih minnid roish nuy. Cre'n traa t'ou girree?

Ta mee girree ec kerroo lurg shiaght.

When we're up, the first thing to do is have breakfast, goaill anjeeal, taking breakfast, having breakfast, goaill anjeeal [goaill anjeeal] ---------- goaill anjeeal. Ta Tom goaill anjeeal. Tom is having breakfast. Ta Tom goaill anjeeal.

Ta'n dooinney shen goaill anjeeal. That man is having breakfast. Ta'n dooinney shen goaill anjeeal. Dooinney is a man. Shen means ‘that', so yn dooinney shen is that man. Yn dooinney shen. [Yn dooinney shen] ---------- yn dooinney shen.

Cre'n traa t'ou goaill anjeeal?

Ta mee goaill anjeeal ec lieh-oor lurg shiaght er y chlag. As oo hene?

Ta mee goaill anjeeal ec jeih minnid gys hoght.

After breakfast it's time for going to work. We've used 'goll', going, before, particularly in the phrase, goll as gaccan, going and grumbling, goll as gaccan.

The word for work is obbyr [obbyr] ---------- obbyr. Goll dys obbyr or goll gys obbyr, going to work. [goll gys obbyr] ---------- goll dys obbyr.

Ta mee goll dys obbyr mysh jeih er y chlag. I go to work about ten o'clock. Ta mee goll dys obbyr mysh jeih er y chlag.

Ta'n ayr aym goll dys obbyr ec queig minnid dys shey. The father at me, my father, goes to work at five minutes to six. Ta'n ayr aym goll dys obbyr ec queig minnid dys shey.

Cre'n traa ta Jonee goll dys obbyr?

Ec lieh-oor lurg hoght. Ta Jonee goll dys obbyr ec lieh-oor lurg hoght. As oo hene?
Ta mee goll dys obbyr ec queig as feed dys nuy er y chlag.

So we've been to work, now it's time for going home, goll dy valley [goll dy valley] ---------- goll dy valley.

Ta ny braaraghyn aym goll dy valley ec lieh-oor lurg kiare er y chlag. The brothers at me, my brothers, go home at half-past four, ta ny braaraghyn aym goll dy valley ec lieh-
oor lurg kiare.

Ta'n voir aym goll dy valley mysh queig as feed lurg shey. The mother at me, my mother goes home about twenty-five past six. Ta'n voir aym goll dy valley mysh queig as feed lurg shey.

Cre'n traa t'ou goll dy valley?
Ta mee goll dy valley ec shey er y chlag.

And at the end of the day, going to lie down, in other words, going to bed, is what we'll be doing: goll dy lhie [goll dy lhie] ---------- goll dy lhie.

Ta ny paitçhyn goll dy lhie mysh jeih minnid dys shiaght. The children go to bed about ten minutes to seven. Ta ny paitçhyn goll dy lhie mysh jeih minnid dys shiaght.

T'eh goll dy lhie ec mean-oie. He goes to bed at midnight. T'eh goll dy lhie ec mean-oie.

Ta ny 'neenyn aym goll dy lhie ec kerroo lurg jeih. My daughters go to bed at a quarter past ten. Ta ny 'neenyn aym goll dy lhie ec kerroo lurg jeih.

Cre'n traa t'ou goll dy lhie?

Ta mee goll dy lhie ec queig minnid as feed gys nane-jeig. I go to bed at twenty-five minutes to eleven. Ta mee goll dy lhie ec queig minnid as feed gys nane-jeig.

We've been on the go all day, and all we've had to eat is breakfast, so we ought to mention having dinner. The word for dinner is jinnair, [jinnair] ---------- jinnair. Having dinner or taking dinner is goaill jinnair [goaill jinnair] ---------- goaill jinnair.

Va Juan goaill jinnair ec kerroo dys queig. Juan was having dinner at a quarter to five. Va Juan goaill jinnair ec kerroo dys queig.

Ta'n moddey goaill jinnair mysh lieh-oor lurg shey. The dog gets dinner about half-past six. Ta'n moddey goaill jinnair about half-past six.

Ta ny mec echey goaill jinnair ec nane er y chlag. The sons at him, his sons, have dinner at one o'clock. Ta ny mec echey goaill jinnair ec nane er y chlag.

T'ee goaill jinnair mysh lieh-oor lurg queig. She has dinner about half past five. T'ee goaill jinnair mysh lieh-oor lurg queig. As oo hene? Cre'n traa t'ou goaill jinnair?

Mysh feed minnid lurg nane er y chlag. Ta mee goaill jinnair mysh feed minnid lurg nane er y chlag.

As shen eh veih lessoon hoght jeig.


Download MP3

Return to Index