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by akerbeltz
Thu May 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: còignear: genitive plural or dative?
Replies: 6
Views: 102

còignear: genitive plural or dative?

Nobody uses the dative plural -(a)ibh anymore except for a) poetic language b) frozen forms. Simple prepositions are notionally followed by the dative but except for formal language where feminine singular nouns slenderise ( bròg > air bròig ), the effects of the definite article aside, they are fol...
by akerbeltz
Thu May 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: còignear: genitive plural or dative?
Replies: 6
Views: 102

còignear: genitive plural or dative?

The dhaoine in dithis de dhaoine is nominative plural, if it was dative plural, it would have to end in -(a)ibh. Chan eil "dithist de dhaoine" amsaa ann... Of course it exists. Usually though, it will end up getting translated as "two of..." for example "dithis de mhic Chalu...
by akerbeltz
Thu May 10, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: The "it" Word
Replies: 5
Views: 274

The "it" Word

Though i is mostly used with objects of biological gender and some highly common nouns (like aimsir/sìde), so you refer to cailleach/boireannach/caileag/bò/sìde etc as i but not many people will use i for non-animate objects like uinneag (at least not if they don't think you're listening 8-) )
by akerbeltz
Sun May 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'Ma' vs 'nam'/'nan' vs 'mura' for 'if'
Replies: 3
Views: 219

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

Errr yes, what Niall said but be aware that the future relative of thig is thig, i.e. ma thig thu. *thigeas is not considered good Gaelic, at least not at the moment.
by akerbeltz
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:17 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: 314

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

Mostly it applies to the irregular verbs. Not all have separate written forms, for instance tha varies between [haː] ~ [ha] ~ [hə], chaidh can be [xaːj] ~ [xaj] but there's no *thà or *chathaidh spelling. As in any language, there's a little bit of leeway with all verbs - but not much because if you...
by akerbeltz
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Possessives Query
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Possessives Query

With third person possessives which don't show the distiction between alienable and inalienable clearly though lenition etc, it's very common to resort to aige/aice/aca irrespective of whether the object theoretically falls into one or the other category of posession. So for clarity, càit a bheil am...
by akerbeltz
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 37
Views: 2412

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

\:D/ deagh naidheachd air latha gruamach!
by akerbeltz
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Copula Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Copula Confusion

ps. why is tr*nsl*t**n being mucked up by your swear filter??


it's to discourage Google from finding this place for people looking for a free tr*nsl*t**n.
by akerbeltz
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Copula Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Copula Confusion

Have to say that has completely thrown me. They have used the Bi form of 'To Be' to link a noun and a pronoun when I didn't think this was allowed.


Incidentally, ann is a preposition, not a pronoun. Maybe that's what threw you?
by akerbeltz
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: "Courtesy of"
Replies: 3
Views: 288

"Courtesy of"

Mar is trice, canaidh tu "courtesy of" ma fhuair thu cead o chuideigin rudeigin a chleachdadh. Leis a sin, chanainn "le cead X"
by akerbeltz
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Access to taic.me.uk website for learners?
Replies: 19
Views: 1189

Access to taic.me.uk website for learners?

Cha chreid mi gu bheil iad a' crawligeadh ach faidhlichean poblach ach chan eil mi cinnteach agus tha e a' crochadh gu mòr air càit a bheil iad agad. Ma chuireas mi rud suas air akerbeltz.org, fiù as aonais ceangal thuige, gheibh Google greim air nuair a nì e indexing (agus bidh lethbhreacan san tas...
by akerbeltz
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Access to taic.me.uk website for learners?
Replies: 19
Views: 1189

Access to taic.me.uk website for learners?

BTW I wasn't aware the whole site had been archived. Does this not infringe some intellectual rights? Especially as I don't see any acknowledgement to author. There are different legal interpretations of projects like the Wayback Machine but overall, they don't make any money off archiving stuff an...
by akerbeltz
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Access to taic.me.uk website for learners?
Replies: 19
Views: 1189

Access to taic.me.uk website for learners?

Mòran taing - sgrìobh mi gu Danaidh!