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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: 43
Views: 1033

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: 43
Views: 1033

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: 662

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: 43
Views: 1033

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: 89

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: 43
Views: 1033

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: 108

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: 186

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 ...
by GunChleoc
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 43
Views: 1033

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

I have now read your first post in-depth. I think it would be better not to try to give pronunciation notes with "English" spellings, because there are already some sounds in there that don't exist in the English language like that, vowels included. It would be better for people to paste t...
by GunChleoc
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1109
Views: 126617

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

Both words are correct - take your pick :)

I'd say "dè an tuairmse sìde" without the "tha"
by GunChleoc
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 43
Views: 1033

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

If it helps you sort things our, do continue with this, but keeom in mind that just as with the meaning for words, tenses don't always match 1:1. For example. Porgutuese has 3 forms of continuous tense and more past tenses than English, which are being used differently. For Gaelic, the future tense ...
by GunChleoc
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Saying 'Nice to meet you' in Gàidhlig?
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Saying 'Nice to meet you' in Gàidhlig?

ribh = ri for sibh, riut = ri for thu: http://akerbeltz.org/index.php?title=PP ... nunciation

Your analysis is correct. :)

You can also say: 'S math do choinneachadh / 'S math ur coinneachadh
by GunChleoc
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?

Seachd is definitely a good pick, because you can choose your subtitle language or completely switch them off if you buy the DVD. Try watching it without subtitles first, then with Gaelic subtitles, then with English subtitles, That way you will learn the most.

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