Tràth Caithte (PastTense) Geàrr is Milis (Short&Sweet)

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Tràth Caithte (PastTense) Geàrr is Milis (Short&Sweet)

Unread postby EowynAnduin » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:51 pm

Tràth Caithte (Past Tense) - Geàrr is Milis (Short and Sweet)

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1. He was short.

2. She wasn't happy at all.

3. Weren't you busy?

4. They were too tall and too happy.

5. How were you yesterday?

6. Wasn't it raining today?

7. We were very pleased.

8. You (plural) were so wet and cold.

9. Were we in the rain?

10. Wasn't it sunny yesterday?

11. Was it too hot?

12. She is so tall and had red hair.

13. Don't you like red hair?

14. Were you short?

15. Are you tall?

16. He was awfully short.

17. It is too big.

18. It was too small.

19. Isn't it nice?

20. Wasn't it sad?
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Re: Tràth Caithte (PastTense) Geàrr is Milis (Short&Sw

Unread postby EowynAnduin » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:55 pm

1. He was short.
Bha e gearr

2. She wasn't happy at all.
Cha robh i toilichte idir.

3. Weren't you busy?
Nach robh thu trang?

4. They were too tall and too happy.
Bha iad ro àrd agus ro thoilichte.

Would this become: "bha iad r' `ard" or a different form?
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Re: Tràth Caithte (PastTense)Aithghearr agus Milis (Short&Sw

Unread postby faoileag » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:24 pm

Glè mhath! :D

NO, ro doesn't get abbreviated there. Perhaps because it used to be written roimh, so there wasn't a vowel-on-vowel situation, or possibly because it's a fairly emphatic wee word, so tends to get pronounced clearly before the adjective.

It does join onto 'an' to give 'ron', however (= before the , eg ron Tuil - before the Flood).

Short , of people, is usally just 'beag'.

The adjective 'geàrr' is related to the verb 'geàrr, a' gearradh' = to cut, so it has more of a sense of being shortened, brief, cut down.
geàrr-sgrìobhadh = shorthand.


You chose 'aithghearr' (sudden, over swiftly) for 'short' in your title - in fact probably 'geàrr' would be good there - geàrr is milis - not that that's also a Gaelic idiom, as far as I know, but people will certainly understand it! :lol:

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Re: Tràth Caithte (PastTense) Geàrr is Milis (Short&Sw

Unread postby EowynAnduin » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:01 am

5. How were you yesterday?
Ciamar an robh sibh an-dè?

6. Wasn't it raining today?
Nach robb i uisge an-duigh?

7. We were very pleased.
Bha sinn glè thoilichte.

8. You (plural) were so wet and cold.
Bha sibh cho fluich agus fuar.

9. Were we in the rain?
An robh sinn anns a t-uisge?

10. Wasn't it sunny yesterday?
Nach robh i grainach an-dè?

11. Was it too hot?
An robh i ro fhuar?

12. She is so tall and had red hair.
Tha i cho àrd agus falt ruadh aice

13. Don't you like red hair?
Nach eil dèan tiogh leat falt ruadh?

14. Were you short?
Bha thu beag?

15. Are you tall?
A bheil thu àrd?

16. He was awfully short.
Bha e uabasach beag.

17. It is too big.
Tha e ro mhòr

18. It was too small.
Bha e ro bheag.

19. Isn't it nice?
Nach eil e snog?

20. Wasn't it sad?
Nach robh e cianail?

How did I do?
A bheil mi rinn?

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Re: Tràth Caithte (PastTense) Geàrr is Milis (Short&Sw

Unread postby faoileag » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:47 pm

EowynAnduin wrote:5. How were you yesterday?
Ciamar an robh sibh an-dè? Ciamar a bha sibh.... (The only question-word that actually takes the question form is "Càite")

6. Wasn't it raining today?
Nach robb i uisge an-duigh? nach robh an t-uisge ann...... wasn't the rain in it... :priob:

7. We were very pleased.
Bha sinn glè thoilichte. Ceart!

8. You (plural) were so wet and cold.
Bha sibh cho fluich agus fuar. Ceart!

9. Were we in the rain?
An robh sinn anns a t-uisge? .... anns an uisge (after prepositions like anns an, air etc you use the so-called dative case, and there is no t- before vowels.)

10. Wasn't it sunny yesterday?
Nach robh i grainach an-dè? (grìanach, otherwise ceart! :P )

11. Was it too hot?
An robh i ro fhuar? Ceart!

12. She is so tall and had red hair.
Tha i cho àrd agus falt ruadh aice ..... agus bha {had} falt ruadh oirre

13. Don't you like red hair?
Nach eil dèan tiogh leat falt ruadh? nach toil leat falt ruadh? (easier than you think!)

14. Were you short?
Bha thu beag? An robh.....

15. Are you tall?
A bheil thu àrd? Ceart!

16. He was awfully short.
Bha e uabasach beag. (uabhasach - typo) - Ceart!

17. It is too big.
Tha e ro mhòr Ceart!

18. It was too small.
Bha e ro bheag. Ceart!

19. Isn't it nice?
Nach eil e snog? Ceart!

20. Wasn't it sad?
Nach robh e cianail?
Could be OK - cianail means mournful, melancholy, but would be more likely with a person. Since this is "it", I"d go for "truagh" or "bochd" - e.g. news, a situation etc. There are fixed expressions: Nach bochd sin! Is truagh sin!


How did I do?
A bheil mi rinn? Ciamar a rinn mi?



Rinn thu glè mhath! :moladh:

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Re: Tràth Caithte (PastTense) Geàrr is Milis (Short&Sweet)

Unread postby EowynAnduin » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:15 am

Mòran Taing a fhaoileag.


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