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by Níall Beag
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation

Thank you both of these responses were exactly what I was looking for. I do wonder about the spelling discrepancy and therefore the pronunciation discrepancy between cat sìth and cat sìthe as they are different between the two websites ( https://www.cereproc.com/ and https://learngaelic.scot/dictio...
by Níall Beag
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation

Well the version in Final Fantasy VII isn't the authentic spelling -- that would be "cat sìth" without the first i. With the "i", it would often be taken to be a rendering of "Kate", with more or less the same sound as the English, but without the "i", it's a cat, and it would have a Scottish A soun...
by Níall Beag
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum
Replies: 347
Views: 169578

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Fàilte ort, a Mhathain!
by Níall Beag
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Naidheachdan Mu Dheidhinn Scots Wikipedia
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: Naidheachdan Mu Dheidhinn Scots Wikipedia

As you may have heard, it's emerged this week that the Scots Language Wikipedia is mostly fake, being written in a bad eye-dialect of Scottish English by an American teenager. The Gàidhlig Wikipedia seems OK to me, but if anyone here's an active contributor to that I'd like to ask if vandalism is a...
by Níall Beag
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Vocative or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Vocative or no?

Chan eil Anndra ceart gu leòr. The speaker says KERT but if you click on the single word it is pronounced KERSHT, the latter being what I always heard my mother say, along with sagARSHT, etc Is there a syntactical/semantic reason for the change of pronounciation for this simple case or is it someth...
by Níall Beag
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Help in pronunciation of Scottish Gaelic
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Re: Help in pronunciation of Scottish Gaelic

Unfortunately, what you've given us appears to be (like the rest of your post) a Google tr*nsl*t* version of something you've typed in in English, and it's not real Gaelic. As such, I'm not really sure there's any point knowing how to pronounce it. If you want something genuinely Gaelic, I recommend...
by Níall Beag
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 25342

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm hypercorrecting because I expect a + relative, but I would never ever say "anns a tha", only "anns a bheil", so it really seems like I'm doing it wrong here.
by Níall Beag
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 25342

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

I cannot Google any occurrences of anns a bhios mi outside of this forum subject and one online book with something that looks like tr*nsl*t**n from German – so is this just a simple a mistake, or is such usage also possible? It's possible I'm wrong (I'm not a native speaker) but if you drop the "m...
by Níall Beag
Sat May 16, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: Help required
Replies: 5
Views: 2978

Re: Help required

To clarify GunChleoc's point a little... When you say SCOTTISH AIR AMBULANCE, are you really saying is SCOTTISH AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE, but dropping the word "service"? Or SCOTTISH AIR AMBULANCE CREW, but dropping the word "crew" or similar? Notice that in English you have a "toothbrush", even though...
by Níall Beag
Sun May 10, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Scottish Gaelic now available on DuoLingo
Replies: 13
Views: 16416

Re: Scottish Gaelic now available on DuoLingo

The site also seems to be lacking in any ability to create new sentences for exercise, which becomes problematic when you're like me and you start basically speedrunning the entire thing (the flipside of all that 'gameification') so you barely even pay attention to what the sentences actually are. ...
by Níall Beag
Sat May 09, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources
Replies: 10
Views: 8428

Re: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources

Updates: 1) You now select all the types of question you want, and they will be mixed up and presented in a random order 2) Whenever you see the "next >" button, you can now just press the enter key to continue. 3) I've added in a very sketchy little hangman. Currently only using the words from the ...
by Níall Beag
Fri May 08, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

Re: Halò

Fàilte chridheil ort, 'ille!

Tha mi cinnteach gum bi idiosyncracies nan cànan Ceilteach gu math inntinneach du oileanach cànanachas.
by Níall Beag
Mon May 04, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources
Replies: 10
Views: 8428

Re: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources

Hi - These are fun and good practice! I'm wondering if there could be a "check all" button on the prepositions page to choose all the prepositions at once. I realize that's just lazy on my part, but I thought I would ask since that's what I've been doing - the whole table all at once for practice. ...
by Níall Beag
Sun May 03, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources
Replies: 10
Views: 8428

Re: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources

I've added the animal memory game mentioned last week, and also some practice questions on telling the time.
There's a bug in the time questions, so you only hear the question read out the first time. I'll try and fix this for next week.
by Níall Beag
Fri May 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Cò leis a tha sibh a' bruidhinn Gàidhlig? (Who do you speak Gaelic with?)
Replies: 5
Views: 5026

Re: Cò leis a tha sibh a' bruidhinn Gàidhlig? (Who do you speak Gaelic with?)

Cha bhi mi ga bruidhinn gu math tric. I don't speak it all that often. Bidh mi ga sgrìobhadh air Facebook agus an-seo, agus bidh mi a' coimhead air BBC ALBA bho àm gu àm. I write it on Facebook and here, and I watch BBC ALBA from time to time. Tha mo Ghàidhlig a' fàs caran lag air sgàth sin. My Gael...