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by Mairead
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: [xi] in Gaelic
Replies: 4
Views: 154

[xi] in Gaelic

No worries! I just didn't know enough about the IPA and about the finer details of Gaelic pronounciation to know if "chì" is not as hard a sound as [xi]. :D The thesis is a good one but the author is not a Gaelic speaker herself so it's possible she overlooked the existence of [xi] in some...
by Mairead
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: [xi] in Gaelic
Replies: 4
Views: 154

[xi] in Gaelic

To clarify, she's talking about how Scots and Gaelic tend to stick to sounds that are possible within their own languages when coming up with vocables (excluding cases of borrowing vocables directly from other languages), so the main question is whether or not [xi] is an actual sound in Gaelic. [xi]...
by Mairead
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: [xi] in Gaelic
Replies: 4
Views: 154

[xi] in Gaelic

Hi, I was reading an analysis of non-lexical vocables in Scottish music (in Scots, English and Gaelic) and the following claim was made by the author: "a vocable which falls outside the parameters of both Scots-English and Scots-Gaelic is [xi]" (Please forgive the awkward 1980s language na...
by Mairead
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Island Voices Moot?
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Island Voices Moot?

Shaoil mi an toiseach gun robh thu a' bruidhinn mu pagan moot sa Ghàidhlig, haha... Chan fhios agam ma tha mi a' cleachadh (?) Island Voices Moot, ach 's e rud math a th' ann ma tha mòran a' cleachadh Fòram na Gàidhlig ri linn sin. I thought at first you were talking about a pagan moot in Gaelic, ha...
by Mairead
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Speaking Our Language on Youtube
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Speaking Our Language on Youtube

It could also be because "Speaking Our Language" is available on the BBC iPlayer, and the BBC can be quite picky about letting programmes be available to those who don't pay the TV license fee.
by Mairead
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?
Replies: 13
Views: 2801

Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?

23179 A Shìle, càite a bheil mi a lorg Secret of Kells ann an DVD? (Sa Ghàidhlig - tha mi an DVD fhathast sa Bheurla.) Choimhead mi Song of the Sea anns a' BhBC Alba an-diugh, ach chan eil mi a' lorg fiosrachadh air loidhne mu na eadar-theangachaidhean. Cheannaich mi e bho Amazon nuair a bha ... it...
by Mairead
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?
Replies: 13
Views: 2801

Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?

A Shìle, càite a bheil mi a lorg Secret of Kells ann an DVD? (Sa Ghàidhlig - tha an DVD agam fhathast sa Bheurla.) Choimhead mi Song of the Sea anns a' BhBC Alba an-diugh, ach chan eil mi a' lorg fiosrachadh air loidhne mu na eadar-theangachaidhean.
by Mairead
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?
Replies: 13
Views: 2801

Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?

Oh my God, they dubbed Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea in Gaelic??? Tapadh leibh! Polyglot, here is the BBC iPlayer link to Song of the Sea in Gaelic: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b094f5h4 If you don't get BBC Alba you should be able to get it on the iPlayer after it's aired, since I see you'...
by Mairead
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halo
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Halo

Fàilte, a Thilly! :)
by Mairead
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Còsagach
Replies: 1
Views: 1466

Còsagach

by Mairead
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Birlinn Ghoraidh Chrobhain
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Birlinn Ghoraidh Chrobhain

Ah thanks for the explanation! This discussion has been very helpful. We were feeling a bit cheeky so we went with "Clumsy Godfrey" in the end. ;) And glad that I was of help for you, too!
by Mairead
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Birlinn Ghoraidh Chrobhain
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Birlinn Ghoraidh Chrobhain

When I copy and pasted the word into AFB, they just gave me the crodhan entry. *shrugs* Thanks for your input!
by Mairead
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Birlinn Ghoraidh Chrobhain
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Birlinn Ghoraidh Chrobhain

Halò, a h-uile duine! I'm writing up a museum pamphlet about songs, some of which are in Gaelic. I've been tr*nsl*t*ng the Gaelic titles myself but this one was so strange I wanted a second opinion. The song is called Birlinn Ghoraidh Chrobhain, which I'm currently tr*nsl*t*ng as “The galley of Clov...
by Mairead
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 204801

Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

A Lilith, tha mi 'n dòchas gum bi seudar agus aran againn airson Lammas - ann an Cill Rìmhinn tha càrnabhail fhamarach againn. :roll: Agus 's toil leam a' Ghearmailt. :) Bha mi ag obair ann am Münster an-uiridh. Tha Ryanair carach, nach eil? Chaidh mi a Leòdhas an t-seachdain a chaidh. Bha mi ag ran...
by Mairead
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Lowlanders
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Lowlanders

I've got a question about terminology regarding other parts of Scotland from the POV of the Gàidhealtachd. Does the term 'Lowlander' (or its Gaelic equivalent) only get applied to people from the Lowlands, or could it also be applied to people from Orkney and Shetland as well? In my understanding th...