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by GunChleoc
Fri May 25, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Technique for learning Gaelic
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Technique for learning Gaelic

The way I trained pronunciation at home was to get some music and sing along - less boring than talking to yourself. I also read up on how the pronunciation works - if you have the funds, get the Blas na Gàidhlig book, which explains pronunciation in detail. I also left the Radio nan Gàidheal runnin...
by GunChleoc
Sun May 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Geamannan
Topic: Flare - Empyrean Campaign
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Flare - Empyrean Campaign

http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/images/201312/flare-logo.png ’S e geama riochd-chluiche action 2D a th’ ann am Flare. Tha e caran coltach ri Diablo. r0tFQza5hes Seo Impirean, am baile sna speuran. ’S e dùn mòr a th’ ann agus daingneachadh mu dheireadh nan daoine. Tha daoine an uachdair an dòchas gun...
by GunChleoc
Fri May 11, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: The "it" Word
Replies: 5
Views: 342

The "it" Word

akerbeltz wrote:Qr Bbpost(at least not if they don't think you're listening 8-) )

:spors: :spors:
by GunChleoc
Thu May 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: The "it" Word
Replies: 5
Views: 342

The "it" Word

Yes, it needs a gender.

In "tha e fuar", "e" refers to "an latha"
In "tha i fuar", "i" refers to "an t-sìde/an aimsir"

Even if people don't think about it consiously, that's where it came from.
by GunChleoc
Tue May 08, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Sublime: closest tr*nsl*t**n
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Sublime: closest tr*nsl*t**n

I think that "drùidhteach" should do the job: http://www.faclair.com/ViewEntry.aspx?I ... 74B139B184
by GunChleoc
Tue May 08, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'Ma' vs 'nam'/'nan' vs 'mura' for 'if'
Replies: 3
Views: 283

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

...and "mur tig thu". Let's use a regular verb:

ma chuireas
mur(a) cuir
nan cuireadh
mur(a) cuireadh
by GunChleoc
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:47 am
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: 402

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

The pattern is to insert consonant + h + another vowel. Which consonsnt to use is historical. It's only used for a restricted set of forms though, so you'll have to learn that bit just like irregular verbs. For now, I'd say just keep in the back of your head that it exists and notice it when you com...
by GunChleoc
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Possessives Query
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Possessives Query

There's a lot of that happening in English too - you just don't notice, because you're used to it ;)
by GunChleoc
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Possessives Query
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Possessives Query

From context only.
by GunChleoc
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Lenition of personal names
Replies: 21
Views: 1250

Lenition of personal names

Since your name is pronouncable in Gaelic, a Lionda. See how I inserted an o in there to fix the spelling according to Gaelic rules? I didn't even thing about it, my fingers did it for me :lol:

Is tusa Lionda.
Sin thu fhèin, a Lionda!
by GunChleoc
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò, is mise Linda.
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Halò, is mise Linda.

You use the article with most country names (some exceptions are Alba, Sasainn, Èirinn, Breatainn), but not with cities, unless those city names are real Gaelic words. So, Tha mi à Turin. "Tìoraidh" is Gaelic spelling for "Cheerie" ;), and people say "Tìoraidh an-dràsta"...
by GunChleoc
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Dative or Nominative
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Dative or Nominative

You need the dative both after "ann an" and "anns an". The "s" in "anns an" is a marker that you're using the article there.

Rule of thumb: always use the dative after a preopsition. There are some exceptions where you use the genitive though.
by GunChleoc
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: adjective following copula?
Replies: 2
Views: 240

adjective following copula?

Good advice :)

In English, you can just raise your voice to put emphasis on a word, and the stress system is pretty intricate. You can't do that in Gaelic at all, so you have to use grammatical devices like extra words instead. 'S ann is one of those devices.