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by Eòs Buidhe
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Vocative for Seoc and Slenderization Resource
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Vocative for Seoc and Slenderization Resource

Thanks for the responses! Yes, I assumed "eo" in this case would transform to help assist the slenderization of the "c". I guess I'll proceed with "a Sheoic".
by Eòs Buidhe
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Vocative for Seoc and Slenderization Resource
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Vocative for Seoc and Slenderization Resource

Halò, Can someone please tell me what the vocative form is for the name 'Seoc'? I know it would lenite but am uncertain of the vowel transformation. I tried to look it up myself, but could not find any resource that disclosed the slenderization of 'eo'. If anyone knows of such a resource, it would b...
by Eòs Buidhe
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: do/a vs gu
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

do/a vs gu

When do you use gu rather than do/a ? I realize do is used as "for" and gu as "until" in different contexts, but I'm more confused on when they are being used to mean "to", as in "I'm going to a ceilidh." Would both Tha sinn a' dol do cheilidh and Tha sinn a' dol gu ceilidh be correct? How about Fài...
by Eòs Buidhe
Tue May 06, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'ri' as verbal particle?
Replies: 5
Views: 2528

Re: 'ri' as verbal particle?

I appreciate the help and advice. Like you suggest, it's probably better to learn about the different uses of ri as I come across them rather than trying to formulate a comprehensive list, but your explanations definitely shed some light on these particular uses of the word. Tapadh leibh!
by Eòs Buidhe
Sat May 03, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'ri' as verbal particle?
Replies: 5
Views: 2528

'ri' as verbal particle?

What does it mean when ri is used with verbal nouns? The following two examples jump out at me: 1.) Dè ghabhas tu ri ithe? 2.) Bha e ri càradh brogan. If I had to guess, I'd say the first example pairs ri with ithe so that they function like an infinitive. If that is the case would it be odd to use ...
by Eòs Buidhe
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation of /s/
Replies: 27
Views: 7605

Re: Pronunciation of /s/

Mòran taing airson ur cuideachaidh! :D
by Eòs Buidhe
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation of /s/
Replies: 27
Views: 7605

Re: Pronunciation of /s/

So what you're saying is that Gaelic /s/ should always be dental, but seann sabhal and seann shabhal are both acceptable? Would you say one tends to be more common or suggest using one over the other?
by Eòs Buidhe
Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation of /s/
Replies: 27
Views: 7605

Re: Pronunciation of /s/

Is it possible that there are multiple /s/ sounds in Gaelic depending on dialect, because it seems that there are at least two different sounds being described on these posts? I have noticed some phonetic guides done for Scottish Gaelic that show /s/ being dental and some that don't (I'm only referr...
by Eòs Buidhe
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation of /s/
Replies: 27
Views: 7605

Re: Pronunciation of /s/

I sincerely appreciate everyone throwing their two bits in on this one, but I'm still a little confused, I'm sorry to admit. Having been fortunate enough to have been aided by experienced teachers in the past, I feel like I have a good grasp on recognizing and pronouncing most Gaelic sounds. However...
by Eòs Buidhe
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation of /s/
Replies: 27
Views: 7605

Pronunciation of /s/

I have read that /s/ is dental in Gaelic, but am a little unsure of how one makes /s/ dental since it's a fricative. I've tried touching my tongue directly to my teeth while trying an "s," but that doesn't sound right at all. I just sound like I'm talking with a serious lisp. Do you merely move the ...
by Eòs Buidhe
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Tilleadh ris a' Ghàidhlig / Return to Gaelic
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: Tilleadh ris a' Ghàidhlig / Return to Gaelic

Mòran taing. Cuimhnichidh mi sin.
o chionn dà bhliadhna (two years ago)
o chionn tri làithean (three days ago)
o chionn cola-deug (a fortnight ago)
A bheil sin ceart?
by Eòs Buidhe
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Tilleadh ris a' Ghàidhlig / Return to Gaelic
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Tilleadh ris a' Ghàidhlig / Return to Gaelic

Halò, 's mise Eòs Buidhe. Tha mi à Carolina a Tuath, Na Stàitean Aonaichte. Rinn mi Ceilteach aig an Oilthigh Obar Dheathainn. Dh’fhurich mi ann an Alba airson bliadhna, agus nuair a bha mi ann, rinn mi Seann-Ghaeilge is Gàidhlig cuideachd. Bha sin còig bliadhna o chionn. Tha mi sàthte sa Gàidhlig, ...