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Cleachdaibh seo gus còmhraidhean Skype a chur air cois / Use this to arrange Skype meetings
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Unread postby GunChleoc » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:37 am

How about a Skype meet this weekend? A bheil ùile aig duine sam bith?

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Unread postby Rù-ra » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:08 pm

Tha mi duilich, ach bidh mi air falbh - ann an Dùn Eideann còmhla ri mo nighean agus a triùir charaidean.

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Unread postby miguel » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:07 pm

Chan eil fhios agam ma bhios mi air laoidhne.
I don't know if I will be online.

I have now a micro, so I think it works but... I think I will feel very "disease" when I will try to understand and speak Gàidhlig. I write and read much more better than I hear. Is that normal ? How did you manage the first time ? :oops:

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:15 pm

I didn't understand a lot the first time. You can use the chat function to help. I always send a chat first anyway.

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Unread postby Coinneach Cìr » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:27 pm

B' urrainn dhomhsa a bhi an sàs ann an co-labhairt Skype a-màireach às dèidh 9f (ann an Alba).

I'll be able to participate in a Skype conference tomorrow after 9pm (in Scotland).

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Unread postby miguel » Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:32 am

Feuchaidh mi a bhith air loidhne an ath oidhch'.
I'll try to be online tomorrow night.

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Unread postby Gràisg » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:21 am

Ma bhios cothrom agam bidh mise ann.

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:41 am

Tha mi duilich nach robh mi ann, bha caraid gam tadhal gu iongantach. An do ghabh sibh tlachd? :D

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Unread postby Níall Beag » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:49 am

miguel wrote:I write and read much more better than I hear. Is that normal ?

It's very normal, but it's a heck of a lot better if you can speak and listen better than you can read and write, so I would advise you to go for it. Talk as much as you can and you'll learn both quicker and better.

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Unread postby Bhoniar » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:13 pm

miguel wrote:think I will feel very "disease" when I will try to understand and speak Gàidhlig. I write and read much more better than I hear. Is that normal ? How did you manage the first time ? :oops:



it's normal for all who are forced to learn alone and remotely, far away from other fluent and native speakers. All of us non-Scots struggle with the hindrance. Chances are that the person you talk to on skpye faces the same "trauma".

Read Gaelic articles and lessons loudly, talk to yourself, your dog, or your cat in Gaelic. Make your speaking tools, jaws, tongue, mouth, acquainted to the weird moves they have to make to form Gaelic sounds.

First time ever (three years ago? Oh my!), after months of secluded studies, was at SMO in a short course, entry level, no big deal. First time on skype a whole different story! I talked to Coinneach, or better, he talked to me as if trying to bespeak an ox to give milk.
Frustrated he shot me with his Glasgow accent and then he buried me in his native Lewis tongue.

Miracously I survived.

I think it's good to "use" people like Graisg, Steapan, Coinneach, or Mike McKay (of you're an American), who are fluent and used to learners. Try to intermingle those humbling experiences with talking to learners like you are. Not every fluent speaker has the patience to wait you out until you have finished constructing one sentence with eight words (most likely wrong anyway). They may start to babble away, which is a good thing, otherwise they may have fallen asleep before you finished your next paragraph!
Leaners may not be able to teach you speak a better Gaelic, but they are good to gain practice.


The more you speak the better you will become. Try it!

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Unread postby Coinneach Cìr » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:08 am

Bhoniar wrote:I talked to Coinneach, or better, he talked to me as if trying to bespeak an ox to give milk.
Frustrated he shot me with his Glasgow accent and then he buried me in his native Lewis tongue.

I'd just like to say that's one of the funniest things I've ever read :lol: :lol:
In my defence my Glasgow accent is only in English, I have heard some people speak Gàidhlig with a Glasgow accent but I'm not one of them....

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Unread postby Màiri » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:54 am

Hi, Everyone,

I'm sad that I missed the Skype conversation will all of you. Have just gotten back on the Fòram after a couple of grueling months changing jobs. My new job feels great, my new bosses are intelligent and energetic, and the projects that I'll be involved with are exciting. Did not miss a beat with my Gaelic lesson plans but, missed out on this. :(

I hope that this first session went well and that you all will consider doing it again.

Till next time - Beannachd leibh.

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:47 am

Fàilte air ais! :D

I'll be pretty much out of it myself until the beginning of next month.
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Unread postby Coinneach Cìr » Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:26 pm

Sunday evenings (British time) are probably the best time to catch me on Skype. If Skype is open and my status is set to not available I'll probably be in the office, but if you have a Gaelic related query as opposed to just wanting a chat ping me anyway and I'll do what I can :)

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:53 pm

Tha mi an dùil gum bi mi ann an deireadh-seachdaine seo. Cha bhi mi ann an ath oidhche co-dhiù. Nì mi partaidh còmhla ris na càirdean Image
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