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by jt256
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pine (tree): giuthas vs guisachan
Replies: 2
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Pine (tree): giuthas vs guisachan

I'm reading a book on trees that contends that "guisachan = pine in Gaelic". I happen to believe that giuthas is the Gaelic for pine. Clearly guisachan is related to pine, but can anyone explain what guisachan actually means, or how it's derived from giuthas?

Tapadh leat
by jt256
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: ’S toil le... + name or pronoun rules
Replies: 19
Views: 3050

Re: ’S toil le... + name or pronoun rules

Neither, in fact. We would say 'S toil leis an fhiaclair..."
Ah yes, of course, careless me!

Thank you for the excellent clarification
by jt256
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: ’S toil le... + name or pronoun rules
Replies: 19
Views: 3050

Re: ’S toil le... + name or pronoun rules

Thanks all! Ciamar a tha ag radh "The penny drops"? My course notes (An Cùrsa Inntrigidh at SMO) don't say anything about the distinction between ’S toil le and ’S toil leis with regard to the article, so that's very helpful indeed. A conversation on the course contains the following line " ’S fheàr...
by jt256
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: ’S toil le... + name or pronoun rules
Replies: 19
Views: 3050

’S toil le... + name or pronoun rules

Feasgar math a h-uile duine! I'm struggling with the rules for ’S toil le... constructions. My online course isn't clear at all. I know that if there's a name involved then you say ’S toil le Seumas .... And for pronouns it would be ’S toil leam / leat / leis etc But what about for nouns, in this ca...
by jt256
Thu May 28, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: am Monadh Ruadh - pronoun agreement
Replies: 28
Views: 3769

am Monadh Ruadh - pronoun agreement

Hallo. I'm confused as to how to refer to the Cairngorms in Gaelic - I want to say 'they are great'. Attempt is below: "Bidh mi a’ dol dhan Mhonadh Ruadh a h-uile bliadhna. Tha e/i/iad? uabhasach math." What pronoun should I use? I assume you use e for masculine nouns, i for feminine, but what about...