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by MartinJ
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: "Courtesy of"
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

"Courtesy of"

Oh, glè mhath. Mòran taing. MJ
by MartinJ
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: "Courtesy of"
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

"Courtesy of"

Nam bithinn a' cur ìomhaigh ann an iris, bhithinn a' cur "credit" làmh ris. Ruideigin mar "picture courtesy of ..".

Ciamar a bu chòir dhomh cantainn "courtesy of " anns a' Ghàidhlig?

MJ
by MartinJ
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: "Cha deachaidh" and "cha deach". Do they mean exactly the same thing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

"Cha deachaidh" and "cha deach". Do they mean exactly the same thing?

Dè an fhuaim sin? 'S e Màrtainn a' caoineadh gu socair. Tapadh leat Akerbelz
by MartinJ
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: "Cha deachaidh" and "cha deach". Do they mean exactly the same thing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

"Cha deachaidh" and "cha deach". Do they mean exactly the same thing?

Bha mi a' smaoineachadh gun thuig mi a h-uile càil mu dheidhinn "irregular verbs" ach chuala mi facal air Beag air Bheag o chionn ghoirid a cha dh'aithnich mi - "deachaidh". Bha seo an co-theacsa - "Cha deachaidh aona taigh a thogail an uair sin gus an deachaidh an cogadh seachad". Tha mi a' smaoine...
by MartinJ
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Omission of the definite article before a role or title
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Omission of the definite article before a role or title

Well. I'm glad we've got that settled! But I've got a headache now. Feumaidh mi biadh a ghabahail.

Thanks again, MJ
by MartinJ
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Omission of the definite article before a role or title
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Omission of the definite article before a role or title

Rats. Something about my version of "milkman" was niggling and I thought I'd snuck a swift edit in before anybody noticed. But you were too quick for me! I take your point about English optionally declining the option of preceding a genitive chain (I'm carefully avoiding my incorrect use of the term...
by MartinJ
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Omission of the definite article before a role or title
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Omission of the definite article before a role or title

Mòran taing, a h-uile duine. Light dawns! This is a big point and I'd completely missed it. To answer faoileag first. My example was one I'd made up myself, based on something akin to "Comhairle Ghlaschu", that I'd changed on a whim. I didn't realise when I switched to myn adjectival phrase that I w...
by MartinJ
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Omission of the definite article before a role or title
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Omission of the definite article before a role or title

Where a Sassanach annoyed by his local council might say something like: "That object of shame, the Parish Council, has failed once again". It seems that a Gàidheal would say: "Tha a' chuis nàire ud, Comhairle Ionadail, air fàilleachadh a-rithist". See? The Gàidheal while exasperated beyond reason b...
by MartinJ
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Where does the "would" in "bu toil leam" come from?
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Where does the "would" in "bu toil leam" come from?

Tha "bu toil leam" a' ciallachadh "I would like" ann an Gaidhlig nuadh.

'S e "past tense" de "is" a th' ann an "bu", nach eil? Ach tha sinn ag iarraidh "would" an-seo. Dè tha dol ma-tha? A bheil fios aig duine sam bith?

MartinJ
by MartinJ
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Leniting prepositions and compound nouns
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Leniting prepositions and compound nouns

Ahha. Tapadh leat. B' urrainn dha a bhith nas miosa!....
by MartinJ
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Leniting prepositions and compound nouns
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Leniting prepositions and compound nouns

Err - yes.... he replies hesitantly. Is this going to get complicated, he wonders?
by MartinJ
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Leniting prepositions and compound nouns
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Leniting prepositions and compound nouns

When a close-compound noun like muilinn-gaoithe is preceded by a leniting preposiion like "do", which bit gets lenited - muilinn or gaoithe? I'm guessing muilinn because I've just seen "na bhall-parlamaid" in respect of a male member of parliament.

MJ
by MartinJ
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Bhitheadhte?
Replies: 17
Views: 1604

Bhitheadhte?

Glè mhath. Tapadh leibh, a Akerbelz 's GhunChleoch.
by MartinJ
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Bhitheadhte?
Replies: 17
Views: 1604

Bhidheadhte?

Tha an t-eisimplir sin bhon mhìneachadh Modal 4 comhradh 2. Obh obh, tha seo na bùrach!

Tha Gilleasbuig gam theagaisg cuideachd - oidchche Luain 7.15. 'S e Martainn bho Milburn an seo. Cò tha "ithinkitsnice"???