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Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pieces

Unread postby EowynAnduin » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:37 pm

Taken from the Grammar Section. Faoileag recommended just doing it. So here goes :) I trust it was ok to put it here :)
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Quote from above link, inspiration by Faoileag

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OK, then try this. Just do it.


Write what you think these would be in Gaelic. Post them a few at a time, DON'T WAIT till you have done them all!


1. I am from .... (name of place)


2. I am living in (place). It's in.... (country / state etc)


3. Where are you living?


4. That's interesting. Is it near the sea? - Yes /No.


5. I'm learning Gaelic, but sometimes it's difficult.


6. I was in (place) in the summer.


7. It was very big / pretty / small / cold / hot etc.


8. Where were you in the summer?


9. I like (ice-cream / coffee etc)


10. I don't like .....


11. Do you like....? - Yes / No.


12. I have a car (bike etc). Do you have a car (etc)? - Yes / No.


13. My car is red(etc). It was cheap / expensive.


14. My car (etc) is in the garage (etc). Where is your car (etc)? - It's ...... (say where)


15. My brother has a dog. It's brown and white.


16. The dog's tail is very long.


17. My parents have two cats and three goldfishes. The cats are big and lazy.


18. Do you have a pet? - Yes / No


19. Aren't pets nice? - Yes, usually.


20. Now I have a sore head!

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby EowynAnduin » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:37 pm

Tha e an-seo
[Here goes]

1. I am from .... (name of place)
Tha mi a Canada

2. I am living in (place). It's in.... (country / state etc)
Tha mi a fuireach anns Mississauga. Tha e faisg air Toronto, Ontario Canada


4. That's interesting. Is it near the sea? - Yes /No.
You: Tha e inntinneach sin. A bheil faisg à muir?
Me: Chan eil, faisg à muir.

5. I'm learning Gaelic, but sometimes it's difficult.
Tha mi ionnsachadh à Gàidhlig, ach tha e doirbh uaireigin.

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby EowynAnduin » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:28 pm

6. I was in (place) in the summer (this summer).
Bha mi anns Alba samhradh seo.

7. It was very big / pretty / small / cold / hot etc.
Bha e glè mhòr
Bha i glè bhòidheach
Bha e glè bheag
Bha i glè fhaur
Bha e glè theth

8. Where were you in the summer?
Cò às a tha sibh anns a samhradh? <-- A bheil seo ceart? Question in the past?

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby faoileag » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:34 am

That's the spirit! :lol:
Agus glè mhath! :moladh:


1. I am from .... (name of place)
Tha mi a Canada à (with accent)

2. I am living in (place). It's in.... (country / state etc)
Tha mi a fuireach anns Mississauga. Tha e faisg air Toronto, Ontario Canada a' fuireach ann am M.


4. That's interesting. Is it near the sea? - Yes /No.
You: Tha e inntinneach sin. A bheil faisg à muir? Tha sin inntinneach. A bheil e faisg...Me: Chan eil, faisg à muir.

5. I'm learning Gaelic, but sometimes it's difficult.
Tha mi ionnsachadh à Gàidhlig, ach tha e doirbh uaireigin. ..ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig (or: a' Ghàidhlig, or: na Gàidhlig

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby EowynAnduin » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:02 pm

9. I like (ice-cream / coffee etc)
'S toigh leam làgar faur.

10. I don't like .....
Cha toigh leam làgar blàth

11. Do you like....? - Yes / No.
A bheil thu toigh leam làgar blàth?

12. I have a car (bike etc). Do you have a car (etc)? - Yes / No.
Tha cù agam. A bheil sibh cù agam?

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby faoileag » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:37 pm

Ooops, I forgot a bit of No. 4 above:

You: Tha e inntinneach sin. A bheil faisg à muir? Tha sin inntinneach. A bheil e faisg air a' mhuir...Me: Chan eil, faisg à muir. Chan eil, chan eil e faisg air a' mhuir




9. I like (ice-cream / coffee etc)
'S toigh leam làgar faur. fuar

10. I don't like .....
Cha toigh leam làgar blàth

11. Do you like....? - Yes / No.
A bheil thu toigh leam làgar blàth? (Special form you probably haven't had yet: An toil leat OR An toigh leat....?)
Answer: 'S toil. / Cha toil.

12. I have a car (bike etc). Do you have a car (etc)? - Yes / No.
Tha cù agam. A bheil sibh cù agam? A bheil cù agad / agaibh? (Is there a dog at you?)


Glè mhath! Bi moiteil! - Very good! Be proud! :moladh:

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby Teddie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:55 pm

Would you mind if i joined in? :)

1. I am from .... (name of place)
Tha mi a Malaig.

2. I am living in (place). It's in.... (country / state etc)
Tha mi a fuireach anns an Cill Rimhann. Tha i anns an Fiobha.

4. That's interesting. Is it near the sea? - Yes /No.
Tha sin inntinneach. A bheil i faisg a muir?
(Whats the difference between inntinneach and ùidheachail/ùidheil? (I assum uidheil is an adjective, e.g thats an interesting object?))
Tha. Tha Malaig air a chladach(?)

5. I'm learning Gaelic, but sometimes it's difficult.
Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gaidhlig, ach tha i air uairibh cruaidh.

6. I was in (place) in the summer.
chaidh mi gu Florida anns an Samhradh.

7. It was very big / pretty / small / cold / hot etc.
Tha i gle mor.
Tha i gle breagha
Tha i gle bheag
Tha i gle fhuar
Tha i gle theth

8. Where were you in the summer?
Caite anns an Samhradh bheil thu?

9. I like (ice-cream / coffee etc)
Is toil leum ti.

10. I don't like .....
Cha toil leum cofaidh.

11. Do you like....? - Yes / No.
An toil leat ti?
Is Toil.

12. I have a car (bike etc). Do you have a car (etc)? - Yes / No.
Tha car agam. A bheil car agad?

13. My car is red(etc). It was cheap / expensive.
Tha mo car ruadh. Tha i saor buileach(?)
Please check my Gaelic for mistakes :)

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby EowynAnduin » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:17 pm

Fàilte Teddie

13. My car is dark grey. It wasn't expensive.
Tha mo chàr dorch-liath. Chan eil mo chàr daor

14. My car (etc) is in the garage (etc). Where is your car?
Tha mo chàr anns an garaids. Cò às a bhur càr?

15. My brother has a dog. It's brown and white.
Tha mo bhràthair cù aige. Tha i dubh agus geal.

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby faoileag » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:41 pm

EowynAnduin wrote:13. My car is dark grey. It wasn't expensive.
Tha mo chàr dorch-liath. Chan eil mo chàr daor Cha robh... (past tense)

14. My car (etc) is in the garage (etc). Where is your car?
Tha mo chàr anns an garaids. Cò às a bhur càr? anns a' gharaids......càite bheil ur càr?
(Personally I would say 'an càr agam' etc, not 'mo chàr', as I don't see my car as part of me or a family member etc. But that one is open to interpretation! :spors: )

15. My brother has a dog. It's brown and white.
Tha mo bhràthair cù aige. Tha i dubh agus geal
Tha cù aig mo bhràthair. Tha e donn....

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby faoileag » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:12 pm

Teddie wrote:Would you mind if i joined in? :) Oh, please do! :D

1. I am from .... (name of place)
Tha mi a Malaig. à (à with accent = from, a without accent = to, so very mportant difference!)

2. I am living in (place). It's in.... (country / state etc)
Tha mi a fuireach anns an Cill Rimhann. Tha i anns an Fiobha. ... a' fuireach ann an Cill Rìmhinn. Tha e ann am Fìobha.

4. That's interesting. Is it near the sea? - Yes /No.
Tha sin inntinneach. A bheil i faisg a muir? a bheil e faisg air a' mhuir
(Whats the difference between inntinneach and ùidheachail/ùidheil? (I assum uidheil is an adjective, e.g thats an interesting object?))
I think ùidheil is more traditional; inntinn=mind, not interest, and inntinneach in Dwelly means wise, intelligent etc, not interesting, so I suspect inntinneach has probably become more popular because it looks/sounds closer to 'interesting'.

Tha. Tha Malaig air a chladach(?) air a' chladach = on the shore. Do you mean on the coast? Air a' chosta

5. I'm learning Gaelic, but sometimes it's difficult.
Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gaidhlig, ach tha i air uairibh cruaidh. .....Gàidhlig.....doirbh air uairibh / uaireannan (more common)

6. I was in (place) in the summer.
chaidh mi gu Florida anns an Samhradh. anns an t-samhradh/ as t-samradh

7. It was very big / pretty / small / cold / hot etc.
was = bha
glè lenites the next word


Tha i gle mor. glè mhòr
Tha i gle breagha glè bhrèagha
Tha i gle bheag
Tha i gle fhuar
Tha i gle theth

8. Where were you in the summer?
Caite anns an Samhradh bheil thu? Càit' an robh thu as t-samhradh?

9. I like (ice-cream / coffee etc)
Is toil leum ti.

10. I don't like .....
Cha toil leum cofaidh.

11. Do you like....? - Yes / No.
An toil leat ti?
Is Toil.

12. I have a car (bike etc). Do you have a car (etc)? - Yes / No.
Tha car agam. A bheil car agad? càr (car without accent = a turn, a trick)

13. My car is red(etc). It was cheap / expensive.
Tha mo car ruadh. Tha i saor buileach(?) ruadh = rust red, chestnut; normal 'car red'' = dearg
saor / daor



:moladh:

PLEASE get used to putting in accents right from the beginning. You will never learn them if you put it off till 'later'.
They are very important in Gaelic, both in writing and in speaking (they generally mark long / stressed syllables, i.e. pronunciation, which affects the meaning of a word). As in French, they are NOT an optional / decorative extra. They are an integral part of the spelling.

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby EowynAnduin » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:21 pm

16. The dog's tail is very long.
Tha an coin-fheur glè àrd.


17. My parents have two cats and three goldfishes. The cats are big and lazy.
Mo phàrantan aca dha chat agus trì òr-iasg. Tha sibh cat mòr agus leisg. (plural of cats got me)

18. Do you have a pet? - Yes / No
A bheil peata agad/agaibh? Tha / Chan eil

19. Aren't pets nice? - Yes, usually.
Nach eil peataen snog? Tha, am bitheantas.

20. Now I have a sore
Tha mi ceann goirt a-nis.

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby faoileag » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:01 pm

EowynAnduin wrote:16. The dog's tail is very long.
Tha an coin-fheur glè àrd.
Unfortunately coin-fheur is the name of a plant (called dogtail in Eng.) - feur means grass. The dangers (and joys) of Am Faclair Beag! :spors:
tail = earball
long= fada (àrd = tall)
cù = dog (genitive form - coin)
> Tha earball a' choin glè fhada.


17. My parents have two cats and three goldfishes. The cats are big and lazy.
Mo phàrantan aca dha chat agus trì òr-iasg. Tha sibh cat mòr agus leisg. (plural of cats got me - cat > cait)

Tha dà chat agus trì òr-èisg aig mo pharantan. Tha na cait mòr agus leisg.

Most dictionaries (on or offline) give you the main form of a noun ('nominative'), the genitive (the 'of' form), and the plural.
e.g.
cat, cait, cait. (cat, of a cat, cats)
òr-iasg, òr-èisg, òr-èisg
cù, coin, coin

- you can see a very common pattern there.

Often however, you just ad '-an' or '-ean' to the noun to get the plural
pàrant > pàrantan
taigh > taighean
nighean > nigheanan (girl, girls)


18. Do you have a pet? - Yes / No
A bheil peata agad/agaibh? Tha / Chan eil Ceart! :D

19. Aren't pets nice? - Yes, usually.
Nach eil peataen snog? Tha, am bitheantas. (peata > peataichean, but otherwise, ceart!)

20. Now I have a sore
Tha mi ceann goirt a-nis. (mi > mo)


Deagh oidhirp! Cum ort! Good try! Keep it up! :D

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby EowynAnduin » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:45 am

Tapadh leat faoileag. :)

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby Teddie » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:43 am

14. My car (etc) is in the garage (etc). Where is your car (etc)? - It's ...... (say where)
Tha mo càr anns a'gharaids. Càite bheil bhur càr? 'S anns a'gharaids.


15. My brother has a dog. It's brown and white.
Tha mo Bràthair cù Aige. Tha i Duinne agus Geal.

16. The dog's tail is very long.
tha Earball a'choin glè fada.

17. My prents have two cats and three goldfishes. The cats are big and lazy.
Gabh mo pàrantean Dà Cait agus tri Iasgan-oir. Tha na cait mòr agus Leasg.

18. Do you have a pet? - Yes / No
Am bheil gabh thu Piatan?

19. Aren't pets nice? - Yes, usually.
nach bheil piatanaichean Laghach?

20. Now I have a sore head!
Gabh mi cnuachd creuchd an-duigh.
Please check my Gaelic for mistakes :)

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Re: Just doing it... English to Gàidhlig - Short bits and Pi

Unread postby Lewis91 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:45 pm

14. My car (etc) is in the garage (etc). Where is your car (etc)? - It's ...... (say where)
Tha mo càr anns a'gharaids. Càite bheil bhur càr? 'S anns a'gharaids. Tha an càr agam anns a' gharaids. Cà' bheil an càr agaibh-se?-'S ann anns a' gharaids a tha e


15. My brother has a dog. It's brown and white.
Tha mo Bràthair cù Aige. Tha i Duinne agus Geal.Tha cù aig mo bhràthair. Tha e donn is geal

16. The dog's tail is very long.
tha Earball a'choin glè fada. Tha earball a' choin glè fhada

17. My prents have two cats and three goldfishes. The cats are big and lazy.
Gabh mo pàrantean Dà Cait agus tri Iasgan-oir. Tha na cait mòr agus Leasg.Tha dà chat agus trì òr-èisg aig mo phàrantan. Tha na cait mòr is leisg

18. Do you have a pet? - Yes / No
Am bheil gabh thu Piatan? A bheil peata agaibh? Tha/Chan eil

19. Aren't pets nice? - Yes, usually.
nach bheil piatanaichean Laghach? Nach eil peataichean snòg? A' chuid as mò dhan ùine tha

20. Now I have a sore head!
Gabh mi cnuachd creuchd an-duigh. Tha mo cheann goirt a-nis


An dòchas gum bi seo na chuideachadh dhiubh, Teddie.


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