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by akerbeltz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceistean
Replies: 95
Views: 12216

Ceistean

From now on, I'll just assume that if the word doesn't exist in English, then it won't exist in Gaelic either. Certainly for rather specific technical terms, that's not a bad assumption to make. I mean, beef is French ultimately but there is mairtfheoil of course. But I'm sure you get the intuitive...
by akerbeltz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceistean
Replies: 95
Views: 12216

Ceistean

Ciamar a chanas tu sin sa Bheurla? :lol: 'S e mo bheachd-sa nach eil feum air eadar-theangachadh mas e facal-iasaid sna cànain mhòra eile th' ann, gu sònraichte ma tha e ann an ceart-litreachadh treas cànain, mar pizza, sushi, Sauerkraut no décolletage.
by akerbeltz
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Use of air

Aidh, na thuirt faoileag a thaobh aithne/eòlach
by akerbeltz
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Use of air

* Tha fios agam air a' bhùidsear anns a' Phloc - I know the butcher in Plockton

No. To know (be acquainted with) uses the expression eòlach air

* Tha cuimhne agam air a' bhùidsear anns a' Phloc - I remember the butcher in Plockton

Yes, that is correct.
by akerbeltz
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Use of air

With Gaelic, you must stop literal tr*nsl*t**n as soon as possible in your learning progression. The best way in this case is to always try and learn verbs/nouns/etc together with the prepositions they normally take i.e. timcheall air usually appears together, in the case of looking at something, co...
by akerbeltz
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of dà and dhà
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Use of dà and dhà

It's not iron-clad but rule of thumb is to use the a h-aon a dhà series if there is no noun following and you're not doing math (in the loosest sense, i.e. this includes things like dates and years). I think in noun-less phrases this is preferred because it turns the monsyllabic numbers into two syl...
by akerbeltz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Faclan Fada
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Faclan Fada

Feuch am Faclair Beag, bhiodh sin spagadagliog » spagada-gliog a lorg dhut cuideachd 8-)
by akerbeltz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Faclan Fada
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Faclan Fada

Tha an fhreagairt, a bharrachd air sin, a' crochadh air ceist an tàthain agus nam faclan ùra. Ma tha tàthain ceadaichte ann an cunntadh faid an fhacail, 's e shinn-seachad-sinn-seanmhairean-san am facal as fhaide a tha san Dearbhair Beag aig an ìre-sa. Mur eil ach ma tha faclan ùra ceadaichte, 's e ...
by akerbeltz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Faclan Fada
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Faclan Fada

Tha tàthan a dhìth, spagada-gliog, tha am beum air GLIOG.
by akerbeltz
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Improvements for Gaelic spell checker
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Improvements for Gaelic spell checker

:naire: all fixed, many thanks!

Yes that would be useful to have, I'll pm you my email
by akerbeltz
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Improvements for Gaelic spell checker
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Improvements for Gaelic spell checker

Hi Pander (are you user pander on sourceforge by any chance?) ch1oirli-gheilc That was a typo, fixed at source, will be fixed during next update. gd-GB/gd_GB Removed, wasn't aware that _ triggers tokenisation ⁊ 123... Have added these to TRY and WORDCHARS though not entirely sure of effects - will s...
by akerbeltz
Mon May 28, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ann + Mo Query
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Ann + Mo Query

you have the right idea but just forgot that they fuse together
a tha 'nam bhean
a tha 'nad bhean
a tha 'na bhean
a tha 'na bean

etc
by akerbeltz
Fri May 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Technique for learning Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 2211

Technique for learning Gaelic

Good luck! And you can always come back here if you've got more specific questions, like how to say "yuck, aren't you smelly today" :lol:
by akerbeltz
Fri May 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Technique for learning Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 2211

Technique for learning Gaelic

though it's funny seeing used copies going for as much as a new edition! I suspect that's because few people who bought it have shifted it on - those "Used" copies are actually resellers who's model is to buy a new book and sell it on as "Used". Beats me how that works but that'...
by akerbeltz
Fri May 25, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Technique for learning Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 2211

Technique for learning Gaelic

It kind of depends on what learner type you are. And it's complicated to an extent by one child being on the cusp of speaking. I don't think it's impossible but you need to move fast I feel, otherwise, if the older child speaks English as the predominant language, the changes of the younger child pi...