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by MarcMacUilleim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1109
Views: 130808

Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

poor_mouse wrote:an sneachd

an t-sneachd

Sneachd, like all monosyllabic words ending in -achd, is masuline:
http://www.faclair.com/?txtSearch=sneachd
by MarcMacUilleim
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: tr*nsl*t**n help please
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: tr*nsl*t**n help please

Faobhar a' Chridhe - edge of the heart.
by MarcMacUilleim
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'marag dhubh' no 'marag dubh'?
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: 'marag dhubh' no 'marag dubh'?

ithinkitsnice wrote:dh'ithe mi a h-uile pìosan

dh'ith mi a h-uile nam pìosan.
by MarcMacUilleim
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 196866

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

In England, English muffins are just called muffins. In France, French fries are just called fries. In Belgium, Belgian waffles are just called waffles. In Scotland, Scotch broth is just called broth. When my granny made a pot of broth, it was Scotch broth that she made, and she'd have wondered what...
by MarcMacUilleim
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Improving
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Improving

You can also say "leis a' chù dubh", because "dubh" starts with a d - http://akerbeltz.org/index.php?title=The_homo-organic_rule_or_When_not_to_lenite The mere fact of starting with 'd' does not necessarily block lenition - it's the combination with what comes before that's impo...
by MarcMacUilleim
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 196866

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gun gabh mi...
by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Fàilte

akerbeltz wrote:Cill na Mòine would be weird. You wouldn't really put a church into a moor.

Neònach gu dearbh! Bu toil leam sin fhaicinn, ma tha... :D
by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Fàilte

'S e A' Ghearmailt a tha annamsa. That means "I am Germany". If you are trying to say that you are German, then you'd say 'S e Gearmailteach a th' annam for a man or 'S e ban-Ghearmailteach a th' annam for a woman. However, if you are trying to say that you are / come from Germany, then y...
by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1109
Views: 130808

Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

No problem. Literal tr*nsl*t**n of English phrasal verbs needs a bit of thinking about - some work, some don't. E.g. "coimhead air adhart" meaning "look forward to" is becoming increasingly common, though it's obviously an English calque and "dèan fiughair ri" should al...
by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1109
Views: 130808

Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

iolair wrote:Choimhead mi suas

That means literally that you raised your eyes / head.

If you mean that you looked something up in a reference resource, then you need rannsaich:
http://www.faclair.com/?txtSearch=rannsaich
by MarcMacUilleim
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 196866

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Feasgar math Marc a Mhairc. Am bi sinn ag ith Bidh sinn ag ithe... Am bi sinn ag ithe would be the way of asking "Will we be eating...?" sprouts agus Yorkshire pudd. Don't know gaelic for sprouts or Y.pudding http://www.faclair.com/?txtSearch=brussel%20sprout I imagine they'd just use the...
by MarcMacUilleim
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 196866

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

DomhnallDorcha wrote:Bliadhna mhath ùr. Tha mi a' còcaireachd dinnear.
Happy New Year. I am cooking dinner

Dè a tha air a' chlàr-bidh a-nochd? / What's on the menu tonight?
by MarcMacUilleim
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Dè a' dol?
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Dè a' dol?

LOL!
by MarcMacUilleim
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Dè a' dol?
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Dè a' dol?

* I get the literal difference, not sure which is the best way to express future plans in Gaelic? When we covered this topic in An Cùrsa Adhartais ( http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/cursaichean/an-cursa-adhartais ), the teacher said that, unlike some parts of Gaelic grammar, there is no hard and fast ru...