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Unread postby Seumas Deasach » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:42 pm

Understood - tapadh leibh!


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Unread postby GunChleoc » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:52 am

Understood = Tha mi agad/agaibh :)
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Unread postby Seumas Deasach » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:10 pm

Ah, which is the 'to be', which literally is 'I have it' ?
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Unread postby GunChleoc » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:05 am

Well, Gaelic has no word for "have", but I guess the closest English equivalent would be "Gotcha!"
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Unread postby Seumas Deasach » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:29 pm

Tha mi agaibh, a sheòid!
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Unread postby ItalianInSouthUist » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:35 am

Halò

How does it work with non Gaelic names?
How does my name Linda become when people address me in Gaelic?

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:28 am

Since your name is pronouncable in Gaelic, a Lionda. See how I inserted an o in there to fix the spelling according to Gaelic rules? I didn't even thing about it, my fingers did it for me :lol:

Is tusa Lionda.
Sin thu fhèin, a Lionda!
Oileanach chànan chuthachail

Na dealbhan agam