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by AlexAkimov
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cait' Caite/ bheil
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Cait' Caite/ bheil

SMO definitely goes down the Càite a bheil route (at least to begin with). Occasionally see it reduced to Càit' a bheil. Just sayin' :priob:
by AlexAkimov
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Use of Genitive

Tapadh leat, a Nèill.
by AlexAkimov
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Use of Genitive

Thanks, very helpful. So there are two main uses for the genitive form: còta a' bhalaich - The boy's coat each na caileige - The girl's horse are possession/possessor relationships (the possessor is in Genitive). Whereas: taigh-bìdh bus-sgoile bean-ghlanaidh cur na mara oifis a' phuist are essential...
by AlexAkimov
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Use of Genitive

23617 I don't see the element of possession in bus-sgoile, to be honest. In what sense then is the bus "of" school? còta a' bhalaich - Boy's coat - coat of the boy i.e. of indicates possession taigh-bìdh - Restaurant - house of food i.e. of is more about content (house contains food) I'd ...
by AlexAkimov
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Use of Genitive

Trying to unpick the Gaelic genitive using the English concept of possession just doesn't work. Taigh-bìdh and bus-sgoile are exactly the same kind of "thing" in Gaelic. That thing being words joined with an of. This "can" be seen as a possessive structure like bus-sgoile, but d...
by AlexAkimov
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Use of Genitive

I imagine the Gaelic Genitive case adding "of" to a noun i.e. balach - (a) boy ; balaich - of a boy ; a' bhalaich - of the boy There is no 's to indicate possession in Gaelic (Paul's coat) so we use "of" instead: * The boy's coat = coat + of the boy = còta a' bhalaich * School('s...
by AlexAkimov
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun
Replies: 6
Views: 487

'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun

Aidh, sounds about right.
by AlexAkimov
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Let's Get Negative!
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Let's Get Negative!

23606 Yes, gramatically you're correct though logically, these would require a very odd situation Tha mi ag ithe an arain nach eil mo mhàthair a' fuineadh. Bha mi ag ithe an arain nach robh mo mhàthair a' fuineadh. Bidh mi ag ithe an arain nach bi mo mhàthair a' fuineadh. Indeed. Those are gibberis...
by AlexAkimov
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun
Replies: 6
Views: 487

'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun

Yep, understand that. So going back to the original post...there was nothing grammatically wrong with either of the phrases: Bu toil le mo nighean coimhead air balaich Ross County a’ cluiche ball-coise Is toil le mo nighean coimhead air balaich Ross County a’ cluiche ball-coise It's just that SMO (f...
by AlexAkimov
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Let's Get Negative!
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Let's Get Negative!

Here are 3 phrases which contain a relative particle followed by tha/bha/bhios Carson a tha thu a' dol a Ghlaschu? Carson a bha thu a' dol a Ghlaschu? Carson a bhios thu a' dol a Ghlaschu? Tha mi ag ithe an arain a tha mo mhàthair a' fuineadh. Bha mi ag ithe an arain a bha mo mhàthair a' fuineadh. B...
by AlexAkimov
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun
Replies: 6
Views: 487

'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun

Ok, I'll answer this, Perhaps it seemed like a trick question, it wasn't. In this week's class the answer was what I expected it would be. As far as SMO are concerned, you use a bhith with 'S toil. You can use it without i.e. 'S toil leam ruith sa choille 'S toil leam a bhith a' ruith sa choille ......
by AlexAkimov
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun
Replies: 6
Views: 487

'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun

I am looking at a question, and the implication is that one of the following sentences is wrong - or perceived to be "wrong" to someone on Aonad a Naoi of ACI at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig: Bu toil le mo nighean coimhead air balaich Ross County a’ cluiche ball-coise Is toil le mo nighean coimhead a...
by AlexAkimov
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Using Ann for Exists
Replies: 21
Views: 2070

Using Ann for Exists

23558 'S e ... a th' ann is used to DEFINE something with emphasis, i.e. to say what something is. 'S e sìde mhath a th' ann am Biggar - Biggar is good weather (Biggar is "a place", it is not "good weather", so the above phrase doesn't make sense.) So you don't think: 'S e latha...
by AlexAkimov
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 5396

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

23565 if I do the future tense and I say John will eat lunch. Do I say Bidh Ian ag ithe lon. The person then the action and the verb . Cynthia You haven't written them in that order. You have verb-subject-compliment, which is correct. That is how Gaelic works no matter the tense. You could write th...