A Bit About Doing
There are two versions of the verb to do, doing. One is gül, which undergoes hard mutation after o and is used with the locative of boas to be for the present tense, e.g.:
thero’vy o cül I am doing
Thero’vy o cül neppeth. I’m doing something.
Fatel ero’whei o cül? How are you doing? (How do you do?)
Pandr’ero’whei o cül? What are you doing?
As we have seen it also undergoes soft mutation after dhe to:
dhe wül to do
Oro’whei pandra dhe wül? Do you know what to do?
Gül and gwil also mean to make, making:
Ma hei o gwil tesen ragos. She is making a cake for thee.
The past participle is gwres:
Tho an chymbla gwres a ven. The chimney was made of stone.
We have already met this verb, used in the past tense and in the future tense as an auxiliary with other verbs, e.g.:
Ev a wrüg debry tesen. He did eat (a) cake. He ate (a) cake.
Na wra che golhy lestry. Thou shalt not wash dishes.
For the future (affirmative) you can use a wra or ’wra will do with another verb, e.g.:
Me a wra debry coffen. I will eat (I will do eating) a pasty.
Che a wra golhy lestry. You (informal) will wash dishes.
Ev a wra eva cor’. He will drink beer.
Hei a wra redya hy lever. She will read her book.
Nei a wra neyja e’n mor. We’ll swim in the sea.
Whei a wra perna chei nowyth. You will buy a new house.
Anjei a wra desky Kernôwek. They will learn Cornish.