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by faoileag
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Duolingo phrases :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Duolingo phrases :)

Just trying to make learning fun, therefore memorable - not everyone's sense of humour, admittedly! ;-) But you have now used it / written it / thought about it / told others about it, so you have thereby increased your chance of learning useful vocab, even if likely to be re-used in different conte...
by faoileag
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Words or names?
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Words or names?

Klondyke, a river in the Yukon, was symbolic of the Canadian gold rush. A century later the word Klondyker came to be used for Russian and East European fish-factory ships that regularly visited the Scottish west coast fishing harbours, chasing the to them big money to be made from mass processing, ...
by faoileag
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: True or false sa Ghàidhlig
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: True or false sa Ghàidhlig

Chunnaic mi àiteigin suirbhidh sa Ghàidhlig le Ceart / Ceàrr.
by faoileag
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum
Replies: 326
Views: 110128

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Tha mi duilich, chan fhaca mi seo roimhe. :naire: Sorry, only just spotted this! Fàite chridheil ort, agus mòran taing airson a' phuist agad! 'S math a rinn thu! :flur: A warm welcome to you, and many thanks for your post. Well done! Tha Gàidhlig gu leòr agad agus 's urrainn dhut pàirt a ghabail le ...
by faoileag
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

Like primary school maths in English: 10 take away 4 makes/equals 6. ( You have 10, now take away 4, that makes 6). As a non-arithmetical person, I find most ways of expressing sums illogical or slippery, so I'm all for simple commands. 10 minus 4 is 6 is to me not true; it gives 6 / produces 6 etc,...
by faoileag
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 12
Views: 2206

Re: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing

Literally it means "still not seeing". This is very idiomatic Gaelic usage: Tha iad fhathast gun tighinn = they haven't come yet. Meadhan-latha agus esan gun èirigh fhathast! - he isn't up yet. So as a structure it's fine, but it depends what you mean. If you mean "without the power of sight/eyesigh...
by faoileag
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: An Tuiseal Ginideach---feminine genitive forms being lost?
Replies: 9
Views: 2092

Re: An Tuiseal Ginideach---feminine genitive forms being lost?

You mentioned number of syllables. There is something in this. Single-syllable nouns are more likely to keep the -e, in speech and in writing, probably because the two-syllable strong-weak/high-low "melody" is a very comfortable one in Gaelic, and seems to round off a phrase less abruptly - maighsti...
by faoileag
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 8
Views: 2848

Re: Hello all!

Fàilte, Elliot! :D
Toilichte duine à Canada fhaicinn an seo! Ciamar a tha an t-sìde?

Welcome, Elliot!
Happy to see someone from Canada here! How's the weather?


Are you doing any courses?
by faoileag
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1130
Views: 170648

Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Bha e uabhasach stoirmeil an seo air a' Ghàidhealtachd an-dè, ach blàth, trì-deug no ceithir-deug Celsius.
Tha e nas fheàrr an-diugh, ach gu math fuar, ceithir C.

It was terribly stormy here in the Highlands yesterday, but warm, 13 or 14 C.
It's better today, but pretty cold, 4 C.
by faoileag
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: sù/sutha vs sòfa
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: sù/sutha vs sòfa

You can certainly use fòn, a' fònadh as a verb, but there is an alternative form that is often used (and my own preferred one), cuir fòn gu. That to me sounds more idiomatic, on the analogy of cuir litir / post-d / fios gu. It also keeps the word fòn unchanged, so no confusion about meaning through ...
by faoileag
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: sù/sutha vs sòfa
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: sù/sutha vs sòfa

I can only assume it's the pronunciation. sù is essentially an attempt to render "zoo" in Gaelic spelling, though it's pronounced with a Z, which Gaelic doesn't have. The S in sù is therefore not a typical Gaelic S sound, and doesn't feel natural with spelling / pron. rules that belong to the sound ...
by faoileag
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhuibh uile!
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: Halò agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhuibh uile!

Fàilte chridheil an seo, agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhut fhèin!

Math cluinntinn mu na rinn thu gu ruige seo airson do chuid Gàidhlig agus gu bheil do mhac ann am FtMG. Cum ort! :moladh:

Bhiodh e fìor mhath d' fhaicinn an seo gu tric, le naidheachdan, ceistean is eile. Cleachd i no caill i! :-)
by faoileag
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Duolingo phrases :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Duolingo phrases :)

An dòchas gu bheil rudeigin eile ort cuideachd! ;-)

Hope you have something else on too!

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhut! :-D
by faoileag
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Dog commands
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Re: Dog commands

Lots online. Have fun! ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx7jQFopvO4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVx47iaWJQE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id4NJC251xQ https://www.siliconglen.scot/Scotland/7_13.html and here is an earlier thread on the same topic. https://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/viewto...
by faoileag
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Forum FAQ
Topic: Gaelic2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Re: Gaelic2012

Hi Larissa, You'll see that the references to this are all from 2012 or shortly after. That's because it was a special sub-forum founded early in 2012 as a project from someone at at a University (Glasgow?) to win new learners for Gaelic in the course of that year. It basically was to help beginners...