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by GunChleoc
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

Your analysis is correct.

nì is the future tense of "dèan" and also used to express capability/something that you do regularly.
by GunChleoc
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Learning vocab, system? Is there one?
Replies: 18
Views: 2505

Learning vocab, system? Is there one?

http://faclair.com/Help/Help.html#DwAbbreviations

Nominative singular is the main dictionary entry itself.

ETA: I didn't see that this thread had a second page. Consider yourself having been helped :lol:
by GunChleoc
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Facal-toisich anns a Gàidhlig/Introduction in Gaelic

Mar neach-ciùil, tha mi a' cluiche giotàr, piàno, meur-chlàr/clàr-iuchrach agus tha mi a' seinn cui deachd. Tha mi a' cluiche ann an còmhlan roc agus blues an seo ann an Alba. Is toigh leam iomadh/iomadach/móran seòrsa de ceòl, ach 's fh eàrr leam leam ceòl roc. Some notes: - iomadh/iomadach seòrsa,...
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: 131

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: 14
Views: 494

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: 148

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: 14
Views: 494

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: 843

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: 843

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: 515

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: 843

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

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