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by ithinkitsnice
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: ceist air "gus / in order to"
Replies: 4
Views: 169

ceist air "gus / in order to"

Got it — never occurred to me but we have that idiomatic use of 'till' in Glaswegian too (sure it's common throughout Scotland) so that makes sense.
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: ceist air "gus / in order to"
Replies: 4
Views: 169

ceist air "gus / in order to"

Tapadh leat, sin na bha mi a' faireachdainn mu dheidhinn nan seantansan dearga. Ach mar sin — rud eile a bha mi a' faighneachd — am bi, can, "…gus an robh iad toilichte" ag obair mar an dà chuid "…until they were happy" *agus* "…in order that they were happy" , no dìrea...
by ithinkitsnice
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: ceist air "gus / in order to"
Replies: 4
Views: 169

ceist air "gus / in order to"

m.e. Rinn mi sin gus an d' fhuair mi seo. = I did that until I got this. Rinn mi sin gus sin fhaighinn. = I did that in order to get that. Bha mi a' smaoineachadh, a bheil ciall gu tur eadar-dhealaichte ann eadar an da 'gus' an sin sa Ghàidhlig, no an canadh tu gur e " I did that in order that ...
by ithinkitsnice
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Learning vocab, system? Is there one?
Replies: 18
Views: 2581

Learning vocab, system? Is there one?

The headword is the nominative singular. The nominative case is just the regular old nothing-fancy-going-on-here case, e.g. 'balach'.

http://www.faclair.com/Help/Help.html

edit: duilich, didn't see akerbeltz's reply
by ithinkitsnice
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Does Anyone Here Speak Gàidhlig?
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Does Anyone Here Speak Gàidhlig?

A bheil thu ag ràgh nach bi "'s urrainn dhomh Gàidhlig a bhruidhinn" ag obair idir, no gun crochadh e air a' cho-theacsa?

m.e. Dè mu dheidhinn…

"B' urrainn dhomh Gàidhlig a bhruidhinn nan robh i agam, ach chan eil." ?

Tha sin cgl, nach eil?
by ithinkitsnice
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Unpicking "It must be more than ten years since I moved to this area."
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Unpicking "It must be more than ten years since I moved to this area."

Having trouble unpicking what's going on in this sentence to figure out if it's a gu bheil or gur e situation: "[It must be] [more than ten years] [since I moved to this area]." using: [Feumaidh] + [corr is deich bliadhna] + [on a ghluais mi chun na sgìre seo] I'm sure it's: Feumaidh gu bh...
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Impersonal (or something equivalent) with structures that use prepositional pronouns
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Impersonal (or something equivalent) with structures that use prepositional pronouns

So… Tha mi a' dèanamh sin --> Thathar a' dèanamh sin Ceart gu leòr. Ach dè mu dheidhinn… Tha fios aca --> ? Tha eagal orra --> ? [msaa] An canadh tu dìreach "Tha fios ann" ? edit: Actually this is obviously dealing with an indirect object rather than subject in Gaelic. So I'm reckoning &qu...
by ithinkitsnice
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Bhitheadhte?
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Bhitheadhte?

22969 Tha an t-eisimplir sin bhon mhìneachadh Modal 4 comhradh 2. Obh obh, tha seo na bùrach! 22970 No, that's kosher. At least linguistically, can't speak for marking, there's a lot of marking done which is on shaky linguistic ground. Anyway, it depends on the emphaticness (emphaticicity? emphe?) ...
by ithinkitsnice
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Bhitheadhte?
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Bhidheadhte?

22967 Am biodh sibh ag obair a h-uile Lunain? Cha bhitheadh. Cha bhiomaid ag obair a h-uile oidhche Lunain idir. Cuin a bhidheadh sibh ag obair ma-tha? I'd maybe be careful about switching between emphatic/regular forms in the one answer there, thinking in terms of SMO marking. I've a feeling they'...
by ithinkitsnice
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Bhitheadhte?
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Bhidheadhte?

22958 But they didn't say anything about the impersonal conditional. Thuirt, ann an dòigh co-dhiù. Seall air an t-seantans dìreach ron eisimpleir a chur thu: When answering a question formed with a bheilear (or one of the impersonal verbs in the other tenses) , you respond with tha or chan eil ( or...
by ithinkitsnice
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Teicneolas eile / Other technology
Topic: Developing new Gaidhlig Software!
Replies: 15
Views: 6357

Developing new Gaidhlig Software!

Doubt it. Abair rocket.
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: That over-worked "a"
Replies: 8
Views: 262

That over-worked "a"

Sure, that's all I was trying to say you were saying, maybe didn't word it the bestest.
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: That over-worked "a"
Replies: 8
Views: 262

That over-worked "a"

From first link above: "Over time, it's conceivable that the pattern of the third person masculine possessive pronoun has resulted in creating some sort of generalized infinitive-like pattern" […] "But, overall, it makes no difference because one just has to learn these patterns the w...
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: That over-worked "a"
Replies: 8
Views: 262

That over-worked "a"

As a follow-up then is there any "meaning" to the "a" in "cuin a" etc? Missed this, sorry. That 'a' is the relative particle marking a relative clause, which is followed by the independent form of the verb (or relative future in the future tense), e.g. Bha mi ag iarria...

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