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by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Clàran Uireadan ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Clàran Uireadan ?

Dear GunChleoc, The topic title I used follows the example of use on this forum: Iomradh / ReferenceGràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions so I would argue I'm following the local style of the site. So far, I think your contribution to this lively thread has been: 1. To tell me...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Clàran Uireadan ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Clàran Uireadan ?

Hi there, Which title case? Where? Do you mean Faclair Matamataig? That's the title of the publication---their case. Or do you mean the name of Broadford Primary School, or their CD, which they call "Spòrs le Uireadan". Please tell me which of these you consider bad typography, because I'm a stickle...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Clàran Uireadan ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Clàran Uireadan ?

Tha "uiread" a' ciallachadh "times" ann an co-theacsa matamataig. 'S e obrachadh matamataig a th' ann. Tha "iomadachadh" a' ciallachadh "multiplication". Dh'fhaodar "2x3=6" fhuaimeachadh mar "dhà uiread trì co-ionann ri sia" no "tha/bidh dhà air iomadachadh le trì co-ionann ri sia". Tha "uiread" ann...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Clàran Uireadan ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Clàran Uireadan ?

Does anyone have any resources/advice for "times tables" in Gaelic?
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 15
Views: 13046

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

OK, if that's the case for your brain, then could you please tell me how you would say the following: "Do you live (stay) here, permanently?" "Are you living here, just now?" In "Gaelic in 12 Weeks" it has on page 110: 'The future forms of tha may also be used to denote habitual actions, particularl...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 15
Views: 13046

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

In Cròileaganan and any materials I've seen, children are given "Bidh cù ag ràdh ùf, ùf, ùf" (woof) and not "af, af, af", so I think there's a big job to change the existing practice of using English animal sounds. It would appear that most Gaelic speakers generally don't care or know about Gaelic a...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: True or false sa Ghàidhlig
Replies: 4
Views: 7207

Re: True or false sa Ghàidhlig

fìor / neo-fhìor ?
fìrinneach / breugach ?
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: True or false sa Ghàidhlig
Replies: 4
Views: 7207

Re: True or false sa Ghàidhlig

Nach eil "fallsa" a' ciallachadh "mas fhìor" (pretend), an àite breugach?
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 15
Views: 13046

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

As someone with a degree in mathematics, I can reassure you that "10 minus 4" is indeed 6, in the sense that they are equal and identical to each other, in the sense that the expression "10 minus 4" is interpreted the *result* of the operation of subtraction of 4 from 10, rather than the action itse...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 15
Views: 13046

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

There is a song used in cròileaganan:
Bidh cù ag ràdh, ùf ùf ùf
Bidh cù ag ràdh, ùf ùf ùf
Bidh cù ag ràdh, ùf ùf ùf
Dè bhios tunnag ag ràdh?
etc.
So GME kids are very familiar with that pattern.
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 15
Views: 13046

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

Oh dear. Oh crikey. No, no, no...That is just...wrong.
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 15
Views: 13046

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

Hi Níall, Thanks for posting. I'm very interested in your comments. First, I'm very keen to be using grammatically correct phrases to express basic arithmetic. I do find this is a neglected part of the language, due to the historical lack of maths being taught in Gaelic. I think maths is an importan...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 15
Views: 13046

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

Could somebody please proofread my posting above?
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 16
Views: 15146

Re: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing

fodha is correct. When there is no subject apply the pronoun to, they default to the masculine form: leis, ris, fodha, etc. a' dol fodha is the usual way to say "sinking". "luba" is a mire. Lìnne is a pond, but "lòn" is more widely used for a small pond or puddle. For example, Peppa likes to jump in...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: cool and groovy
Replies: 1
Views: 6877

cool and groovy

Am Faclair Beag has smodaig, glan, and sgoinneil for "cool" and "groovy". The notion of "cool", "neat", "sweet", "wicked", "sick", etc., etc., to express something that is fashionable, socially acceptable, innovative, special, or agreeable, is ubiquitous and used by all people of all ages. The term ...