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by GunChleoc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: Help please tr*nsl*t* "Song of the Sea"
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Help please tr*nsl*t* "Song of the Sea"

Greas ort, faigh am bian, bian na maighdinn-ròin
by GunChleoc
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Polyglot learning Gàidhlig.
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Polyglot learning Gàidhlig.

Fàilte, fhir ioma-chànanach! :)
by GunChleoc
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: Help please tr*nsl*t* "Song of the Sea"
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Help please tr*nsl*t* "Song of the Sea"

bidh thu fhearr. -> bidh thu nas fhearr
by GunChleoc
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: Mo shinnsear blàth/ My blonde sorceror
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Mo shinnsear blàth/ My blonde sorceror

You're welcome :)
by GunChleoc
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: Help please tr*nsl*t* "Song of the Sea"
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Help please tr*nsl*t* "Song of the Sea"

If you want some feedback on your tr*nsl*t**n, best post it here together with the original text. ;)
by GunChleoc
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: Mo shinnsear blàth/ My blonde sorceror
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Mo shinnsear blàth/ My blonde sorceror

In "mo nighean bhuidhe bhàn", both adjectives mean "blonde".

If you want the sorcerer in there, mo bhana-bhuidseach bhuidhe bhàn would do - be careful though, because it can carry some negative connotation.
by GunChleoc
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: Mo shinnsear blàth/ My blonde sorceror
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Mo shinnsear blàth/ My blonde sorceror

Do not use Google tr*nsl*t* for this, ever. The results are dire , to say the least. Too bad you don't remember the source for "mo àllain bán", because that source should also be avoided. The internet is rife with pages spouting a mix of competely wrong Irish and Scottish Gaelic all thrown...
by GunChleoc
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: Mo shinnsear blàth/ My blonde sorceror
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Mo shinnsear blàth/ My blonde sorceror

Actually, "Mo shinnsear blàth" means "My warm ancestor" ;) The accents in your 2nd example are the wrong way around, are you looking for Irish by any chance? Do you want woman as in married (wife), or just an unrelated woman? This dictionary might also help: http://faclair.com/ b...
by GunChleoc
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Mo chuislean versus mo chuisle
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Mo chuislean versus mo chuisle

No worries, it can be a bit confusing, since -an can be both a diminutive (pronounced /an/) and a plural ending (pronounced /ən/).
by GunChleoc
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Nouns of uncertain gender
Replies: 21
Views: 822

Nouns of uncertain gender

Some African languages have as many as 20 of them, so you're still quite lucky with Gaelic in that department. It does take getting used to though - I still go to the dictionary quite often to double-check that I remembered it right. I think your best bet is to memorize the genitive forms with the a...
by GunChleoc
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Spelling a surname in Gaelic?
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Spelling a surname in Gaelic?

conmaol wrote:Qr Bbpost Tell that to ScotRail ;-)

Or Facebook... :olc:
by GunChleoc
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Gus/Mus + Future tense
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Gus/Mus + Future tense

You'll just have to memorize that "mus" is a special case. There is no way around that.
by GunChleoc
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Gus/Mus + Future tense
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Gus/Mus + Future tense

You will just have to remember which word does what. Pattern 1 - essentially a relative pronoun in the positive form: am fear a bhios am fear nach bi far a bhios far nach bi nuair a bhios nuair nach bi ma bhios mura bi Pattern 2 - essentially like a yes/no question with something stuck in front: gus...
by GunChleoc
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1105
Views: 126037

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

dh'fhàs i na bu bhlàithe

meanbh-chuileag is usually used in the singular.

cha robh iad ann roimhe sin am bliadhna

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