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by MacCoinnich79
Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Dùn Dèagh or Dùn Dè?
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: Dùn Dèagh or Dùn Dè?

Hi Creag,

Both are acceptable. Dropping the -agh at the end is the same with the word for day - latha, you can simply drop the -tha and use là. There are probably a few more words that do this. It doesn't change the pronunciation so there is no need for the letters that are being omitted.
by MacCoinnich79
Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hallò à Sealainn Nuadh
Replies: 7
Views: 2133

Re: Hallò à Sealainn Nuadh

Fàilte Creag.
by MacCoinnich79
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: What Made You Want To Learn Gàidhlig?
Replies: 91
Views: 26249

Re: What Made You Want To Learn Gàidhlig?

Taing a-rithist GunChleoc

I know the difference between aig and air. I have no idea why I am confusing the two. I shouldn't be making mistakes like that.

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh rud ùr bho gach post.
by MacCoinnich79
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: The negative imperative form
Replies: 9
Views: 2654

Re: The negative imperative form

That makes sense. I read somewhere that when using the imperative, you're not asking permission to do something but making a command or a suggestion. Also that the most regularly used would be faic, faicibh and faiceamaid. [In this case the 2nd person sing, 2nd person pl. and 3rd person pl.] Faic is...
by MacCoinnich79
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Re: Occupations

So could any of the examples be used or is it a case of just learning the correct form for each occupation?
by MacCoinnich79
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: 'S Mise swisscheese
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: 'S Mise swisscheese

ah ok. Tha mi a' smaointinn gu bheil mi ga tuigsinn a-nis.

Tha beagan Gàidhlig agam.

Tha seòmar caidil beag agam.
by MacCoinnich79
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Re: Occupations

Doh, bha mi a' cleachdadh leabhraichean aig an àm agus cha robh mi a' smaointinn idir. Mòran taing poor_mouse
by MacCoinnich79
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: 'S Mise swisscheese
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: 'S Mise swisscheese

Duilich.

Taing GunChleoc.

Stupid mistake using ort instead of agad but can I ask why beagan is going before Gàidhlig and not after it?
by MacCoinnich79
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Occupations

I was sitting writing in Gaelic and tried to write the word runner. I realised I have no idea what it should be so I checked out how to form occupations from verbs or nouns. I am still none the wiser. Ruithiche Ruithear Ruitheadair Fear/Bean ruith 's e ruithiche a th' annam looks right to me. 's e u...
by MacCoinnich79
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Sgoil Gàidhlig Dùn Éideann - bidh 60 sgoilearan ann am P1
Replies: 1
Views: 1387

Re: Sgoil Gàidhlig Dùn Éideann - bidh 60 sgoilearan ann am P

A shame some of the commentators beneath the story don't share our enthusiasm. :(
by MacCoinnich79
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Nòtaicheann Gàidhlig
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Nòtaicheann Gàidhlig

Nòtaichean Gàidhlig
by MacCoinnich79
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Official Gaelic Dicitionary
Replies: 8
Views: 4354

Re: Official Gaelic Dicitionary

Online, I find this one useful

http://learngaelic.net/dictionary/

but if you want a hard copy then the best dictionary is Dwelly's illustrated Gàidhlig Dictionary. It is available on Amazon for about $27
by MacCoinnich79
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: 'S Mise swisscheese
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: 'S Mise swisscheese

Tha sin math, glè mhath. [That's good, well done]

Cùm ort. [Keep at it]

If you want a bit of help with basic Gaelic then I would be happy to go over the easy stuff with you. If you want my email just send me a pm.

Slàinte
by MacCoinnich79
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: 'S Mise swisscheese
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: 'S Mise swisscheese

Fàilte dhuit Swisscheese [Welcome]

A' bheil Gàidhlig beagan ort idir? [Do you have a bit of Gaelic at all?]
by MacCoinnich79
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: What Made You Want To Learn Gàidhlig?
Replies: 91
Views: 26249

Re: What Made You Want To Learn Gàidhlig?

Dh' ionnsaich mi 's a Ghàidhlig a chionn bha Gàidhlig aig mo sheanair. Bha e à Geàrrloch agus phòs e mo sheanmhair, bha i à Dùn Èideann agus chan eil Gàidhlig oirre idir idir. Chleachd iad 's a Bheurla ann an taigh agus cho bha i càillte. Bu thoil le m' athair Gàidhlig dh' ionnsachadh ach cha do rin...