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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: 1248

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: 122

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: 1248

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: 137

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: 4
Views: 350

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: 1248

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: 127660

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: 1248

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: 116

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: 10
Views: 613

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.
by GunChleoc
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Unpicking "It must be more than ten years since I moved to this area."
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Unpicking "It must be more than ten years since I moved to this area."

Your first solution is the better one, because it's the one that people happen to be using. Think of the first one as a time statement ("Tha e deich mionaidean às dèidh dà uair") rather than a noun phrase, and it might make more sense. corr is a noun though, so your second sentence is also...
by GunChleoc
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum
Replies: 310
Views: 56220

Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Fàilte chridheil ort is mòran taing airson a' bhrosnachaidh :)
by GunChleoc
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: Faclan neònach
Replies: 28
Views: 11045

Faclan neònach

Agus tha gealbhan san Fhaclair Bheag cuideachd: http://www.faclair.com/ViewEntry.aspx?I ... C663126B1E

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