I was wondering

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I was wondering

Unread postby Jeremiah » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:37 pm

I was wondering if anyone knew how to say "I was wondering" in Gaelic?

"I was wondering if I should go out."

Would you say: "Bha mi a' gabhail iongantas..." ?

Are there different ways to word that?

Thanks :)

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Unread postby An Gobaire » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:22 am

Tha diofar dhòighean ann seo a chur an cèill.

There are different ways to express this.

Bha e mar cheist orm - I was wondering

Bha mi a' gabhail iongantas
Bha iongantas orm
An dùil an robh - I wonder if...
A bu saoil - I wonder...
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Unread postby neoni » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:53 pm

i would simply say "saoil" and then put the rest of the sentence in the dependent form (question form)


saoil am bi an t-side math a-màireach?

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Unread postby An Gobaire » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:56 am

That's fine for the 1st person present, but you can't use it for any of the other persons except the 1st.

What that sentence really means though is "Do you think the weather will be nice tomorrow?"

It could be rhetorical in which case it would mean "I wonder if the weather will be nice tomorrow?" But if it's a real question to someone, then it doesn't really mean "I wonder" at all. It's an indirect way of asking someone what they think.

So you need the other sentences listed above to report that someone "was wondering"!

Anyway, you could also say just simply: "Bha mi a' saoilsinn" or "Bha e/i a' saoilsinn"
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Unread postby horogheallaidh » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:01 pm

channainsa 'bha mi a' gabhail iongnadh' an aite iongantas

agus tha mi ag aontachadh le neoni agus 'saoilidh mi' - cleachdaidh mi sin airson 'i was wondering' cuideachd ge ta - mar 'saoil am buainnacheas rangers a-nochd? I wonder if rangers will win tonight?

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Unread postby akerbeltz » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:21 pm

and in the face of all that good traditional Gaelic, you'll hear bha mi wondrigeadh from native speakers :priob:

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Unread postby Jeremiah » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:30 pm

haha, that's funny. I might use "bha mi wondrigeadh" after all.

'S toil leum "Bha e mar cheist orm" cuideachd. Tha e mar an Fhraingis. (..an?)

Tapadh leibh :)

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:27 am

Tha "an Fhraingis" ceart
Oileanach chànan chuthachail
Na dealbhan agam

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Unread postby deaghnighean » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:18 pm

Im all up for a wondrigeadh - tha mi creidsinn gur e a channainse :lol: :priob:

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Unread postby Lughaidh » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:30 am

'S toil leum "Bha e mar cheist orm" cuideachd. Tha e mar an Fhraingis. (..an?)


Carson am biodh e mar an Fhraingis? Sa chànan sin thathar ag ràdh "je me demandais", chan "c'était comme question sur moi" :lol:

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Unread postby Seonaidh » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:40 am

Uill, chan eil mi cinnteach Lug, ach creididh mi gu bheil "mar an Fhrangais" a' ciallachadh rudeigin mar "je me demandais", far nach eil "me" coltach ris a' Bheurla. Agus, gu dearbh, mura h-eil rudeigin "coltach ris a' Bheurla", tha e coltach ris an Fhrangais...

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Unread postby Níall Beag » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:28 pm

Neo coltach ri blas circe.


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