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by Polygot2017
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 31
Views: 1373

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: 31
Views: 1373

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: 1105

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: 1105

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"...
by Polygot2017
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: A Michel Thomas style Gàidhlig course? Someone should make one!
Replies: 5
Views: 205

A Michel Thomas style Gàidhlig course? Someone should make one!

23139 Part of the problem is that when you look at the courses made under the MT brand, you find that something's missing, meaning no-one fully understands what Thomas was really doing. While there are certain principles to what he did, a lot of it was done by feel. The courses he recorded himself ...
by Polygot2017
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 31
Views: 1373

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

23138 Cuideachd , is toigh leam cànanan ionnsachadh , agus tha Beurla, Spàinnis/Spàinntis, Fraingis, Gearamailtis, Gàidhlig agus Seapanais agam a-nis . Thòisich m' uidh ann an ionnsachadh chànanan nuair a bha mi a' siubhal . Tha mi an dòchas gum bi mi ag ionnsachadh tuilleadh chànanan anns an àm ri...
by Polygot2017
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 31
Views: 1373

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: 31
Views: 1373

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: 2577

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: 2577

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: 31
Views: 1373

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: 31
Views: 1373

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: 31
Views: 1373

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: 31
Views: 1373

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: 31
Views: 1373

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...

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