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by An Gobaire
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: Faclan neònach
Replies: 25
Views: 10553

Faclan neònach

Gealbhan

Facal earra-gháidheal air “teine”.

Gealbhonn - sin an t-eun
by An Gobaire
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Ràdh na Seachdaine
Topic: stall - location, position, site
Replies: 3
Views: 159

stall - location, position, site

Bha mi ag èisteachd ri mòran chlàran gu cabhagach air an trèan, mar sin, cha do ghlèidh mi tiotal a' chlàir 'nam chuimhne. Ach, tha cuimhn' a'm air na thuirt e mu "stall an àite".

"thill iad sa chàr gu 'stall an àite' sam (air neo "far am") faca i (no e) an solas"
by An Gobaire
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Ràdh na Seachdaine
Topic: stall - location, position, site
Replies: 3
Views: 159

stall - location, position, site

STALL - Ged a tha faclan coltach ri seo 'nan cruth is litreachadh, chan eil na faclairean a' toirt eisimpleirean den chiall as cumanta a tha air an fhacal STALL . Ann an leabhar Sheonaidh Ailig nach maireann, "Steall à Iomadh Lòn", bidh am facal seo a' nochdadh grunn thriopan. Tha e air a...
by An Gobaire
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Taboo or??
Replies: 19
Views: 6060

Taboo or??

It would be more common among native Gaels to put it in a sort of vocative case.
It would also be more common to hear it after a mistake is made. E.g. a singer fluffing their lines or something like that.

"A chaca!"
by An Gobaire
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Ràdh na Seachdaine
Topic: Cupa cofaidh air mo bhois
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Cupa cofaidh air mo bhois

An robh cabhag ort a-riamh, ach thu gus tiachadh leis a' phathadh aig an aon àm? Have you ever been in a hurry, but dying of thirst at the same time? No, dh'fhaoidte gun robh thu air do chois tràth sa mhadainn, agus dh'fhàg thu an taigh gun srùbag a ghabhail idir. Or, perhaps you were up early in th...
by An Gobaire
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Spelling a surname in Gaelic?
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Spelling a surname in Gaelic?

Any name can have a Gaelic pronunciation as much as it can an English pronunciation. Do names always have to mean somthing? No. A bheil mi coma co-dhiù? Tha.
by An Gobaire
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Spelling a surname in Gaelic?
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Spelling a surname in Gaelic?

Fearghasdan doesn't mean 'anything' to a native speaker who doesn't know that it comes from ..'son. But it's a well-established Gaelic name.
by An Gobaire
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Spelling a surname in Gaelic?
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Spelling a surname in Gaelic?

Many surnames now considered Gaelic names were not Gaelic originally. MacLeòid was not a Gaelic name, until the Gaelicisation of the Norse settlers. Neither of course were all the Norman origin names such as the Siosalaich, Frisealaich, Moirich, Fearghasdanaich, Moireasdanaich, Stiùbhartaich and so ...
by An Gobaire
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: 'S mise YùKa agus tha mi às an t-Seapan
Replies: 3
Views: 228

'S mise YùKa agus tha mi às an t-Seapan

Fàilt' ort, Yùka.
by An Gobaire
Mon May 29, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Taboo or??
Replies: 19
Views: 6060

Taboo or??

a chaca, in the vocative case, yes.
by An Gobaire
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Lenition of personal names
Replies: 19
Views: 844

Lenition of personal names

cat Mhurchaidh - yes
cat Mòraig - yes

cat Mhòraig - no

feminine personal names are not lenited in the possessive.
by An Gobaire
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Prince Charles' Last View of Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Prince Charles' Last View of Scotland

Cha do ghlacadh am Prionnsa Teàrlach nas motha agus fuair e tilleadh dhan Fhraing. Tha am port fìdhle a leanas ? bho Eachann MacAnndra mar gum biodh e a' fàgail soraidh le Alba. Cha do ghlacadh am Prionnsa Teàrlach nas motha agus fhuair e (air) tilleadh dhan Fhraing. Tha am port fìdhle a leanas bho...
by An Gobaire
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceistean
Replies: 90
Views: 9593

Ceistean

Anyone who thinks there are no such thing as zombies in Gaelic culture should perhaps read this story about one. https://ant-oide.com/2014/10/08/an-taillear-agus-taibhse-chill-an-iubhair/ It's about a "taibhse", also described as "an duine marbh", which rises from it's grave and ...
by An Gobaire
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: Leigheas
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Leigheas

taing. Tha e ann an Dasg cuideachd
by An Gobaire
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceistean
Replies: 90
Views: 9593

Ceistean

Chanainn gur e smùid a' Ghàidhlig air "smog", ged a tha i a' ciallachadh rudan eile cuideachd.

smùid thachdach - mar eisimpleir - choking smog

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