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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: 1049

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: 162

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: 1
Views: 60

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: 104

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.
by GunChleoc
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Access to taic.me.uk website for learners?
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Access to taic.me.uk website for learners?

Mòran taing - tha mi air na ceanglaichean air an làrach-lìn ùrachadh.

On a tha iomadh làrach-lìn air gluasad gu https, mholainn-sa an leudachan HTTPS Everywhere.
by GunChleoc
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hálo, ciamar a tha thu?
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Hálo, ciamar a tha thu?

'S e do bheatha, Ionatain! :)
by GunChleoc
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: How would you pronounce Coibhean?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

How would you pronounce Coibhean?

Transcriptions are correct. The bh used to be pronounced historically (which is why "Inbhir Nis" is "Inverness" as pronounced by English speakers, with a v), but in the modern dialects, it gets dropped.
by GunChleoc
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 37
Views: 2094

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

Yes, the only difference in pronunciation is that mhath is nasal, you don't really hear the final th. People often mix up bh and mh, I just wanted to make sure that you didn't fall a victim to one of these well-meaning but harmful sites.
by GunChleoc
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: How would you pronounce Coibhean?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

How would you pronounce Coibhean?

You're pretty close, but the answer is "neither". I'd for /ɤi/

Coibhean /kʰɤivən/
Coibheantìn /kʰɤivənˈtʲʰi:n/

The second name violates the spelling rule, and also Gaelic stress which is always on the first syllable (unlike Irish). you could go for Coibheintin or Coibheantan instead.
by GunChleoc
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hálo, ciamar a tha thu?
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Hálo, ciamar a tha thu?

Halo, Ionatain! :D

BTW ... is ainm dhomh is Irish. We say "Is mise X" ;)
by GunChleoc
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 37
Views: 2094

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

That's correct, but you mixed up mhath ("good" lenited) with bha ("was"). Beware of random websites - there are a bunch out there that have "Slàinte bha" as a phrase on them which is completely wrong, and they all copied the mistake from each other. Some of those sites ...
by GunChleoc
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò a h-uile duine!
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Halò a h-uile duine!

Fàilte chridheil ort! :)

Feuch seo ;)
by GunChleoc
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Help with tr*nsl*t**n from English to Gaelic
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Help with tr*nsl*t**n from English to Gaelic

It's very common to tr*nsl*t* names if they have a Gaelic equivalent, and Alan is a Gaelic name.