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by Polygot2017
Wed May 02, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'Ma' vs 'nam'/'nan' vs 'mura' for 'if'
Replies: 3
Views: 858

'Ma' vs 'nam'/'nan' vs 'mura' for 'if'

I've seen throughout 'Speaking Our Language' different words for 'if', i.e 'ma', 'nam'/'nan' and 'mura'. 'Nam' and 'nam' seem to be used a lot in the dialogues involving the conditional mood, but I was wondering what's the difference between these forms. Are they basically interchangeable, or can yo...
by Polygot2017
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Conditional tense - 'am bitheadh?' vs 'am bithinn'/'am biodh?'/'am biomaid?', what's the difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Conditional tense - 'am bitheadh?' vs 'am bithinn'/'am biodh?'/'am biomaid?', what's the difference?

Ok thanks for the replies. I think I get the idea. So is this 'neutral' vs 'emphatic' concept only for the conditional tense, or can it apply to other tenses too? Also, from reading that link, are you saying that in Gaelic any verb can have both a 'neutral' and 'stressed/emphathic' form, and if so i...
by Polygot2017
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Conditional tense - 'am bitheadh?' vs 'am bithinn'/'am biodh?'/'am biomaid?', what's the difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Conditional tense - 'am bitheadh?' vs 'am bithinn'/'am biodh?'/'am biomaid?', what's the difference?

I've been going through Series 4 of 'Speaking Our Language' and the conditional tense is taught in some of the episodes. I noticed that they teach the question form, 'would be?' as 'am bitheadh?', whereas on the Taic website it's taught as 'am bithinn'/'am biodh?'/'am biomaid?'. So what's the differ...
by Polygot2017
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Colin Mark 'Gaelic Verbs: Systemised and Simplified' book vs Taic website for learning verb tenses?
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Colin Mark 'Gaelic Verbs: Systemised and Simplified' book vs Taic website for learning verb tenses?

faoileag wrote:Qr Bbpost O mo chreach - you'll probably be on here with a thousand new questions! :lol:


Most likely. But somebody's got to keep this forum alive :P
by Polygot2017
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 37
Views: 4164

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

That's correct, but you mixed up mhath ("good" lenited) with bha ("was"). Beware of random websites - there are a bunch out there that have "Slàinte bha" as a phrase on them which is completely wrong, and they all copied the mistake from each other. Some of those sites...
by Polygot2017
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Colin Mark 'Gaelic Verbs: Systemised and Simplified' book vs Taic website for learning verb tenses?
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Colin Mark 'Gaelic Verbs: Systemised and Simplified' book vs Taic website for learning verb tenses?

Ok, well I've ordered the Colin Mark book anyway, so hopefully it'll help me improve my understanding of the tenses. Looking forward to reading it when it arrives!
by Polygot2017
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 37
Views: 4164

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

akerbeltz wrote:Qr Bbpost \:D/ deagh naidheachd air latha gruamach!


Fhuair mi an geansaidh. Tha e gle bha. Mòran taing!

(I got/received the jumper. It is very good. Many thanks!)....not sure if this is correct, but I think 'fhuair mi' means 'I got/received' as it's an irregular verb.
by Polygot2017
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Colin Mark 'Gaelic Verbs: Systemised and Simplified' book vs Taic website for learning verb tenses?
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Colin Mark 'Gaelic Verbs: Systemised and Simplified' book vs Taic website for learning verb tenses?

I'm thinking about buying Colin Mark's book 'Gaelic Verbs: Systemised and Simplified', as I'm working on learning the structures of the verb tenses in Gaelic. However, I'm also using the Taic website too, and I'm wondering whether Mark's book really teaches anything that Taic doesn't? Also, Taic has...
by Polygot2017
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Access to taic.me.uk website for learners?
Replies: 19
Views: 3002

Access to taic.me.uk website for learners?

It looks like the taic website is back up and running, though one now requires a username and password too access it. But it's good news:

http://taic.me.uk/

So why was the site down for a while anyway?

Is it me, or have some of the grammar explanations been updated and made easier to follow too?
by Polygot2017
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 37
Views: 4164

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

23155 Tapadh leat a charaid, tha sin ro choibhneil :) I'd be ok if you bought a t-shirt (or hoodie since it's baltic) from my new shop too. Same pocket and you get something you can show off :priob: I know it's been a while since I've been on here. Today I finally got round to ordering one of your ...
by Polygot2017
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 37
Views: 4164

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

faoileag wrote:Qr Bbpost Why not simply copy and paste your text and write in the corrections (good practice), instead of trying to edit or asking others to?
it's actually good to see the original too, and compare the changes, side by side.


Good idea, thanks.
by Polygot2017
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 37
Views: 4164

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

23151 Point 5: Where did you get neachluchd? :mc: neach (singular) = a person. luchd (collective n.) is used as its plural.[/post] On the dictionary on learngaelic.net it lists person as 'neach', and 'luchd' as the plural so I probably got confused thinking 'neachluchd' was the plural form of perso...
by Polygot2017
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

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

23141 Almost. "The house is sold" is a weird one, where either it's basically an adjective -- cf. "The king is dead" or it's a fossil of an older structure (related to etre&avoir(French) and essere&avere(Italian). "Dinner is served" is definitely a fossil, beca...
by Polygot2017
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

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

This is where the literal meaning of terminology helps: "tense" is a corruption of the Norman French word for time (something similar to Modern French "temps", but back then, the M hadn't merged with the E, so it was something like "temss" which became "tense"...