Introducing myself

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Introducing myself

Unread postby bodach » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:53 pm

Halo, Tha mi a fuireach ann an Barnstaple, ann an Devon, ach tha mi a Coventry. Tha mi ochdad bliadhna a dh'aois, agus tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gaidhlig, ach chan eil moran fhios agam fhathast, mar sin bidh mi a-nis Beurla sgriobh.
If anyone would like to point out the mistakes in that, I would be most grateful. I did begin some time ago, and joined this forum under another name, but a house move intervened and I lost track a bit! I am using the course Complete Gaelic and also Beag air Bheag. My interest in Gaelic originated through Gaelic song, listening to Maggie McInnes, Ishbel MacCaskill, Julie Fowlis and others, and after a visit to Harris and Lewis I got started.
Latha math an-drasta

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Re: Introducing myself

Unread postby GunChleoc » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:15 pm

Tha Gàidhlig mhath agad mar-thà!

I noticed that you haven't used any accents - look here: http://www.igaidhlig.net/en/category/accented-letters/

Halò, Tha mi a' fuireach ann am Barnstaple, ann an Devon, ach tha mi à Coventry. Tha mi ochdad bliadhna a dh'aois, agus tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig, ach chan eil mòran fhios agam fhathast, mar sin bidh mi a-nis a' sgrìobhadh sa Bheurla.

For knowing as an ability, it is better to use:

ach chan eil mi glè eòlach/chomasach/mhath air/oirre fhathast.
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Re: Introducing myself

Unread postby bodach » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:56 pm

Moran Taing, Gunchleoc. I will look up how to apply accents, although it's easier to shelter behind the excuse that I don't know how!

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Re: Introducing myself

Unread postby Chaja » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:09 pm

Hi, welcome!
I don't yet know how to welcome you in Gàidhlig so that's why I do it in English.
Kind regards.

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:03 am

No excuse, we also have a Ω-button here for a selection of special characters, including the accented vowels :spors:

The accents are very important for vowel length, so I recommend that you always use them.
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Re: Introducing myself

Unread postby faoileag » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:13 pm

Fàilte, a bhodaich! :D

Tha sinn toilichte gu bheil thu ann. Cum ort!

Happy you're here. Keep it up! :moladh:

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Unread postby Mairead » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:43 pm

Fàilte! :) Tha mi toilichte gu bheil thu ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig nuair a tha thu ochdad bliadhna. :D
Tha avatar agam à dhealbh aig mo phiuthar anns an Cellardyke. Tha trì videothan Ghàidhlig agam anns an Youtube.
My avatar is from a photo that my sister took in Cellardyke. I have three Gaelic videos on Youtube.

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Re: Introducing myself

Unread postby bodach » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:28 pm

Thank you to those who have replied to my introduction with a welcome. I'm not sure yet how to say this in Gaelic but I will be trying to put things into Gaelic in future, even adding accents to my repertoire after having my knuckles rapped (in the nicest possible way) by GunChleoc. I probably underestimated their importance.

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:56 pm

Using as much Gaelic as you can is the best way to learn. So, siuthad, a bhodaich! :)
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Introducing myself

Unread postby Claire nic Aoidh » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:14 pm

Hàlo
Is mise Claire, tha mi ag ionnsachadh na Gàidhlig- gu màirnealach! Tha mi fuireach ann an Cromba (Cromarty), anns an Alba! Tha mi luisreagan (a herbalist) and I am researching the Gaelic tradition and herbs native to Scotland. Hoping to practice a bit more here, as I need to get used to conversation and written Gaelic. I'm also hoping to pick up Classical Gaelic once I get better at the grammar.

Happy to meet other learners, and to be corrected (within reason!) :)

Also, interested in beginners for conversation near Inbhir-nis (Inverness).

Let the learning begin!!

Please get in touch if you have an interest in/knowledge of the gaelic medical manuscripts or the Beatons.

Slàinte leat!

Claire

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:09 am

Fàilte chridheil ort! :)

Ceartachadh beag:

'S e lusragan a th' annam / Tha mi 'nam lusragan.
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Unread postby poor_mouse » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:33 am

Lorg mi "luisreagan" an-sin. 'S dòcha gu bheil an dà chuid ceart gu leòr.

Fàilte, a Chlare!
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Unread postby GunChleoc » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:59 am

Seadh, aig amannan chan eil na faclairean ag aontachadh a bheil connrag caol no leathan.

Yes, sometimes there's no agreement among the dictionaries on whether a consonant is slender or broad.
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Introducing myself

Unread postby faoileag » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:34 am

Fàilte bhuamsa cuideachd!

Welcome from me too!

Cuiridh mi PM thugad - I'll send you a PM.


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