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by bb3ca201
Tue May 06, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Negative of "Is"
Replies: 11
Views: 2392

Re: Negative of "Is"

virtualvinodh wrote:Thanks.

So would these be correct ?

Chan e Sasannach a th' annam
Cha mhise Iain

V
Good for you! Well done!
by bb3ca201
Tue May 06, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: sìon vs. dad
Replies: 5
Views: 1689

Re: sìon vs. dad

Hey all, I'm a bit confused as to which "anything" I should use when. Sìon or Dad? Does it depend on tense? Mood? Or is it just personal preference? Tapadh leibh! No difference...they all mean the same thing. Many of the varieties "càil, dad, sian, etc." tended to be focused on one island/area or a...
by bb3ca201
Tue May 06, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: I'm curious
Replies: 18
Views: 3522

Re: I'm curious

I got to thinking in the car today, why do people say "an t-ainm a th' orm" as opposed to "m' ainm, d' ainm, etc." ? Why is it Dè an t-ainm a th' ort instead of Dè d' ainm? Would that be incorrect grammatically speaking? Or is it just that no one says that, so it would be weird if you did? I have n...
by bb3ca201
Tue May 06, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Indirect relative of "is" ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2938

Re: Indirect relative of "is" ?

Right, in these cases the indirect relative doesn't exist then. But it does exist after "càit" though (one says càit a bheil, not càit a tha) ; it might be a solution then to find the indirect relatives: Where will you open the door? Càit am fosgail thu??? an doras? Where do you like eating (??) Cà...
by bb3ca201
Tue May 06, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation of laigh/nigh/ruith in past & present tense
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: Pronunciation of laigh/nigh/ruith in past & present tens

Hi, I had past covered in my class last week. My Gaelic teacher (from Harris) said there is a slight difference between in the pronunciation of the following verbs, even though they are spelt same in past and present tense: laigh, nigh, ruith If I heard correctly, /l/,/n/,/r/ were all dental and ve...
by bb3ca201
Tue May 06, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceistean
Replies: 98
Views: 20017

Re: Ceistean

Perhaps you could also use the word for calendar -- mìosachan
by bb3ca201
Tue May 06, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Thu/Sibh in Gaelic
Replies: 2
Views: 1856

Re: Thu/Sibh in Gaelic

I can provide a very practical, personal example. Even though I generally use "thu" with nearly every Gaelic speaker I meet, I continue to say "sibh" to a lovely cailleach (old lady) who is actually an instructor -- even though I know her by name. For me, the issue also includes respect...hence my u...