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by GunChleoc
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Where does the "would" in "bu toil leam" come from?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Where does the "would" in "bu toil leam" come from?

"bu" covers 2 tenses, the past and the conditional. "is" covers both the present and future tenses. Watch our for the pronunciation of "toil" here too - it's actually toigh l' and pronounced /tɤl/, while the real toil is pronounced /tɔl/. The standard orthography made a...
by GunChleoc
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

1) gu with an article becomes chun + genitive, but that's pretty formal, so most people use do/dha instead nowadays. 2) You use "ceann" with deas and tuath, and "taobh" with any direction. It's just one of these usage things. 3) Yes, that's OK, but I think you could lose the &quo...
by GunChleoc
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Halò

Fàilte chridheil ort! :)
by GunChleoc
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

Here are corrections for the first paragraph. Ask your questions about it before we move on to the second? Halò agus feasgar math a h-uile duine agus fàilte dhan chiad video agam anns a' Gh àidhlig. Is/'S mise Neil, agus 's e neach-ciùil a th' annam agus iomadh cànan agam . Tha mi às an Rìoghachd Ao...
by GunChleoc
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 39
Views: 839

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

If you want corrections, you better change the flag in your profile - it's thet to "I don't care" at the moment: ucp.php?i=172
by GunChleoc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 39
Views: 839

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

What you should also try to get you hand on is the grammar by Michel Byrne: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/6559/ Unfortunately, it is out of print at the moment, and second-hand prices have gone through the roof. They are planning a revised edition, but it seems like it's taken them more time. Maybe it wi...
by GunChleoc
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Is there anywhere to read news, sports news, music news etc in Gàidhlig on the internet?
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Is there anywhere to read news, sports news, music news etc in Gàidhlig on the internet?

Tha, tha mi dìreach air a chur ris cuideachd 's air na ceanglaichean marbha a sguabadh às.
by GunChleoc
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 39
Views: 839

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

Your translations are correct ;)

Gaelic uses a combination of words to express the operfect,m just like with the progressive (c.f. English "I am doing" - "am" is in the present tense).

a is personal, b is impersonal.
by GunChleoc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: onomatopoeia
Replies: 1
Views: 78

onomatopoeia

Chan eil mi eòlach air liosta ach gabhaidh an lorg san Faclair Bheag.

Mar eisimpleir, http://www.faclair.com/ViewEntry.aspx?I ... 89867B1550
by GunChleoc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 39
Views: 839

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

It applies to other languages too.

Rather than speaking of a tense system, linguists call it the TMA (tense-mood-aspect) system.
by GunChleoc
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Gaelic Poetry
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Gaelic Poetry

Fàilte chridheil ort! :D

It's great that you are writing some poetry, but I think that will be very hard if you don't master basic grammar first. So, the sentence is not correct, but it's also impossible for us to make any suggestions without seeing the while stanza.
by GunChleoc
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Anyone tried Ulpan courses to learn Gàidhlig?
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Anyone tried Ulpan courses to learn Gàidhlig?

Ùlpan is teaching by example and repetition, no grammar explanations - it has blocks of similar sentences where 1 element has been substituted, or question/answer bloks that will take you through the verb forms by example. You do come away with a pretty decent accent though, which is very important ...

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