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by Polygot2017
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

23118 Your analysis is correct. nì is the future tense of "dèan" and also used to express capability/something that you do regularly. Oh yeah I forgot that 'to do' is an irregular verb in Gaelic. I've made a mental note of nì. Ok so we can move on to the next paragraph whenever you can, t...
by Polygot2017
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

Mar neach-ciùil, tha mi a' cluiche giotàr, piàno, meur-chlàr/clàr-iuchrach agus tha mi a' seinn cui deachd. Tha mi a' cluiche ann an còmhlan roc agus blues an seo ann an Alba. Is toigh leam iomadh/iomadach/móran seòrsa de ceòl, ach 's fh eàrr leam leam ceòl roc. Some notes: -. It would me more idio...
by Polygot2017
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Learning vocab, system? Is there one?
Replies: 18
Views: 2505

Learning vocab, system? Is there one?

Ok I understand it now, thanks. Finally :)
by Polygot2017
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Learning vocab, system? Is there one?
Replies: 18
Views: 2505

Learning vocab, system? Is there one?

17150 NOUNS: Wherever and however you learn them, learn gender (M/F), nominative singual, and genitive singular . If the plural form as given in the dictionary is in any way unexpected to you, learn that as well. (Expected plurals = adding(e)an to nom. sing., OR replacing -ach with -aich.) Are all ...
by Polygot2017
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

23103 1) gu with an article becomes chun + genitive, but that's pretty formal, so most people use do/dha instead nowadays. 2) You use "ceann" with deas and tuath, and "taobh" with any direction. It's just one of these usage things. 3) Yes, that's OK, but I think you could lose t...
by Polygot2017
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

23097 Here are corrections for the first paragraph. Ask your questions about it before we move on to the second? Móran taing! Yeah, taking it one paragraph at a time makes sense. Here are my questions: 1) I always thought 'welcome to' was 'fàilte gu', so is 'dhan....agam' simply another way of sayi...
by Polygot2017
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

Alright, here we go with some further questions: 1) I'm wondering, when I describe myself with 'I'm a musician and polyglot', is it correct to use 'Tha mi (neach-ciùil agus iol-chainnteach)', or do I use 'Is mise (neach-ciùil agus iol-chainnteach)'. I've been going through 'Scottish Gaelic In 3 Mont...
by Polygot2017
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

Check the maps in Faclair Beag Again, check the maps 8-) when in doubt and without internet/time, go with -achadh if there's an -achadh Ok will do in future, thanks for the reminder. They're not interchangeable. A-nis is more restricted than an-dràsta ; use a-nis when something is the case that was...
by Polygot2017
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

I need a bit of help on the following: 1) Is 'mac-màthar' correct for 'everyone'/'everybody', when saying 'hello everyone' etc, or is there a better word for this? 2) Which of these is the best word for 'musician' - 'ceòladair' or 'neach-ciùil ? 3) I'm wondering what's the best word to use for 'insp...
by Polygot2017
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

I thought I would try and write a little introduction and say a bit about myself in Gaelic, instead of writing posts about grammar etc. This might eventually be turned into a video, hence the references to that. Also the part in brackets about lesson might eventually be used on Facebook etc for if/w...
by Polygot2017
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 39
Views: 844

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

23085 I only ask because I want to be fluent in Gaelic. Then above all else, work on pronunciation first, then basic grammar & vocab, then idiom, then bigger vocab, perfect grammar last. Ok, good idea. The 2 books I'm working through, 'Scottish Gaelic In 3 Months' and 'Colloquial Scottish Gaeli...
by Polygot2017
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 39
Views: 844

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

23077 Several things :priob: : Could have, should have (ought to have, must have, might have etc) are no longer 'tenses', but different modal verbs. English and Gaelic treat these modals, and also some of the other 'tenses' you list, very differently - these are conceptual differences. You are hang...
by Polygot2017
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 39
Views: 844

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

23078 What you should also try to get you hand on is the grammar by Michel Byrne: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/6559/ Unfortunately, it is out of print at the moment, and second-hand prices have gone through the roof. They are planning a revised edition, but it seems like it's taken them more time. Mayb...
by Polygot2017
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 39
Views: 844

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

Also keep an eye out for an affordable copy of Colin Mark's large G>E dictionary. Apart from being an incredibly useful dictionary, crammed with examples, it has a book-sized grammar appendix at the back, with a stomping great section on verbs. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gaelic-English-Dictionary-Sco...

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