I am trying to find the correct word for the command “breathe.” I found the word analaigh with the definition “to breathe,” but what if you give a command? I found the word “analaim,” but if I understand correctly, the ending (“im”) is only applied if the verb is an irregular verb and “analaigh” is not irregular. (Sorry for the lack of accent marks.)
In English, for example, if someone stops breathing you tell them “breathe!” That’s the tense I’m looking for but in Gaelic.
Any assistance is appreciated.
In Irish the imperative (command) form is the “name” of the verb.
So, the imperative form of análaigh is análaigh:
Análaigh! = Breathe!
(Edit) BTW1: This is the command form for 2nd person singular only.
In 2nd person plural it is:
Análaígí = Breathe (ye all)!
BTW2: Please note the accent on second a: análaigh
-im is the ending of first person present tense (regular and irregular verbs):
análaím = I breathe