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by Polygot2017
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: A Michel Thomas style Gàidhlig course? Someone should make one!
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A Michel Thomas style Gàidhlig course? Someone should make one!

I was thinking, Gàidhlig would be SO much easier for people to learn if someone made a Michel Thomas style course for it - basically breaking the language down into it's component parts and explaining all the verb tenses and common everyday language in a simple to follow way in an audio course. I am...
by Polygot2017
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: How to find out the verbal noun form of a verb from the dictionary/imperative form? I'm trying to learn all verb tenses
Replies: 10
Views: 233

How to find out the verbal noun form of a verb from the dictionary/imperative form? I'm trying to learn all verb tenses

22925 is the stem/root of a verb the same thing as the imperative dictionary form? It depends on who you're talking to :priob: Colloquially these tend to mean the same thing but to a linguist, they're somewhat different things. Ok, but for the purposes of learning Gàidhlig, can we say these are ess...
by Polygot2017
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: How to find out the verbal noun form of a verb from the dictionary/imperative form? I'm trying to learn all verb tenses
Replies: 10
Views: 233

How to find out the verbal noun form of a verb from the dictionary/imperative form? I'm trying to learn all verb tenses

Ok thanks. I was also wondering, is the stem/root of a verb the same thing as the imperative dictionary form? Because I've heard these terms being used and I want to be sure.
by Polygot2017
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: How to find out the verbal noun form of a verb from the dictionary/imperative form? I'm trying to learn all verb tenses
Replies: 10
Views: 233

How to find out the verbal noun form of a verb from the dictionary/imperative form? I'm trying to learn all verb tenses

Ok thanks guys. I didn't realise you had to click the drop down menu to find the verbal noun form, I've got it figured out now. I can also see the verbal nouns in Faclair Beag dictionary no problem. It's a pity there are no sound files for the verbal noun forms (so far), but I suppose that will forc...
by Polygot2017
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: How to find out the verbal noun form of a verb from the dictionary/imperative form? I'm trying to learn all verb tenses
Replies: 10
Views: 233

How to find out the verbal noun form of a verb from the dictionary/imperative form? I'm trying to learn all verb tenses

22916 - you must learn the citation form and the associated verbal noun of each regular verb together because only in some cases can you derive the verbal noun from the imperative with any degree of accuracy by a rule. Mostly it's unpredictable but fortunately, Gaelic speakers are used to VN variat...
by Polygot2017
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: How to find out the verbal noun form of a verb from the dictionary/imperative form? I'm trying to learn all verb tenses
Replies: 10
Views: 233

How to find out the verbal noun form of a verb from the dictionary/imperative form? I'm trying to learn all verb tenses

So I've decided to learn all the verb tenses in Gàidhlig, and I'm putting them all into a 'cheat sheet' that I'm making with a spreadsheet so that I can easily reference everything and make it easier to learn. Anyway, my first question is: I've been reading about how to get all the tenses in Gàidhli...
by Polygot2017
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Verbal nouns vs infinitives for the present tense, and 2 to 3 consecutive verbs.
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Verbal nouns vs infinitives for the present tense, and 2 to 3 consecutive verbs.

Hi again, thanks for the reply. I'd say I'm about lower intermediate level. I'm not a beginner, and can say a fair few things in Gaelic, hold basic conversations etc, but I'm certainly not advanced either. I need to study the grammar of the verb tenses more, and then build up my vocabulary for the m...
by Polygot2017
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: 'Speaking Our Language' series 4 - does anyone have the episodes?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

'Speaking Our Language' series 4 - does anyone have the episodes?

22902 I think LearnGaelic has them all. It seems that the content on learngaelic.net for 'Speaking Our Language' is more a summary of the main points taught in each episode, as well as the Gaelic drama series, rather than the full episodes. I suppose it would suffice, but it means I might have to a...
by Polygot2017
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Is there anywhere to read news, sports news, music news etc in Gàidhlig on the internet?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Is there anywhere to read news, sports news, music news etc in Gàidhlig on the internet?

Thanks, I'll check that out! Are there any other ones too? I guess with Gaelic being a minority language, sources like that are a bit thin on the ground.
by Polygot2017
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: 'Speaking Our Language' series 4 - does anyone have the episodes?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

'Speaking Our Language' series 4 - does anyone have the episodes?

I've been going through the well known Gàidhlig learner's programme 'Speaking Our Language' this year, and have completed the first 3 series'. All the episodes to these series' are on Youtube, however only the first 4 episodes of series 4 are on Youtube. Has anyone got the series 4 episodes on their...
by Polygot2017
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Is there anywhere to read news, sports news, music news etc in Gàidhlig on the internet?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Is there anywhere to read news, sports news, music news etc in Gàidhlig on the internet?

I often read (or watch/listen to) news, sports news, music news etc in other languages like Spanish, German etc and it's easy enough to find many media websites on the internet for this. However, where can I read the news and other current affairs in Gàidhlig - are there any such media websites in G...
by Polygot2017
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Verbal nouns vs infinitives for the present tense, and 2 to 3 consecutive verbs.
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Verbal nouns vs infinitives for the present tense, and 2 to 3 consecutive verbs.

No. Not in Gaelic infinitive-like constructions. The ag only ever makes a participle. Ok, I think I was getting confused with the rule that 'ag' goes before verbal nouns beginning with vowels, and 'a' ' goes before ones that being with a consonant. But I read the section in Taic about 'infinitives'...
by Polygot2017
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Verbal nouns vs infinitives for the present tense, and 2 to 3 consecutive verbs.
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Verbal nouns vs infinitives for the present tense, and 2 to 3 consecutive verbs.

Ok thanks for the reply. I read the article you linked to and I think it makes sense to me a bit more now, though I'll have to read it a few more times for it all to sink in 100%. So in other words, there is no actual infinitive form in Gàidhlig - it's just a verbal noun with 'a', which gives it the...
by Polygot2017
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Verbal nouns vs infinitives for the present tense, and 2 to 3 consecutive verbs.
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Verbal nouns vs infinitives for the present tense, and 2 to 3 consecutive verbs.

I have some confusion about how to express the present tense in Gàidhlig, particularly with 2 or 3 consecutive verbs. Verbal nouns are making it so confusing. It seems verbal nouns in Gàidhlig are used to describe the present progressive tense, i.e. something you are in the process of doing at a par...
by Polygot2017
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Polyglot learning Gàidhlig.
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Polyglot learning Gàidhlig.

Halo. Is mise Neil. Tha mi a Sasann, agus tha mi a' fuireach ann an Inbhir Nis a-nis.

In addition to English, I also speak Spanish, German and Japanese and I'm trying to reach fluency in Gàidhlig. Nice to meet you all :)

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