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There are in Irish eight verbs, besides the auxiliary bi, which are called irregular; as they borrow various parts from other verbs, partly obsolete.
The following table exhibits the primary word of each mood and tense, from which the other persons, &c. are formed, as in the regular verbs. (76)
1. Dean, ao. (77) ACTIVE VOICE.
Do, or a deanam, to do.
INDICATIVE. Pres. Aff. Nim, I do.
Neg. Niel me deanam, I do not.
Int. A ndeanam? or a ndeann me? do I? Pret. Aff. Rinneas, rinne me, I did.
Neg. Ni dearnas, I did not.
Int. A ndearna me? did I?
Neg. Ni deanad, I will not do.
SUBJUNCTIVE. Pres. & Fut. Ma nim,
Ma deanam, }if I do.
Pres. Neg. Muna nim,
Muna deanam, }if I do not.
Pret. Aff. Da ndeanuinn, if I had done.
Neg. Muna be go ndeanuinn, if I had, &c.
Pres. & Fut. Aff. Go ndeanam. I wish I may do.
Neg. Nar deanam, may I not dor
Deantar, be made, or be done.
Do, or a beït deanta, to be done, or made.
Deanta, done, or made.
Neg. Niel me ar mo deanam, I am, &c.
Int. Bhfuil me ga mo deanari? am I?
Neg. Niar dearnad, I was not made.
Int. Nar dearnad? was I made?
Neg. Ni deantar, I will not be made.
Pres. & Fut. Aff. Ma niemar
; } if I be made.
Pres. Neg. Muna nueantar
, }if I be not made. Pret. Aff. Da ndeantaoid; } if I were made. Neg. Muna be go ndeantaoid, if I were
Muna be go ndeanfaoid, Snot made.
Pres. & Fut. Aff. Go ndeantar, may I be madc.
Neg. Nar deantar, may I not be made. Pret. Bfearr liom go ndeantar, I wish I had, &c.
2. Abair, Say. (78)
Do, or a rad, to say.
Ag rad, saying.
Pres. Aff. Deirim, I say.
Neg. Ni abraim, I do not say.
Int. An abraim? do I say?
Nar dubairt me; } did I say?
Fut. Aff. Dearaid,
shall I say?
I. ot mai
if I say.
Pres. & Fut. Ma deirim,
Aff. Ma habraim,
Muna nabrain, Jif I do not say.
Da nabruinn,' } if I said.
Neg. Muna be go ndearuinn, if I had not
Muna be go nabruinn, said,
Go nabraim, smay
Pres. & Fut. Aff. Go ndeirim ?
may I say.
Bfearr liom go nabrúinn,
Ag breit, bringing, &c.
Pret. Aff. Beirim, I bring, or give.
Neg. Ni beirim, I do not bring.
Int. An beirim? do I bring ?
Int. a dtugas ? &c. did I give?
Beara me, S
Ni beara me, S
shall I give?
Pres. & Fut. Ma beirim.. }if I give.
8. Muna deurgan, }if I do not give
, Jif I gave.
Muna be go dtuguinn,
Pres. & Fut. Go unbearam, may I give.
Neg. Nar bearam, may I not, give.