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by akerbeltz
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: How are vowel sounds with acute accents written now that acute accents aren't used in Gaelic?
Replies: 3
Views: 187

How are vowel sounds with acute accents written now that acute accents aren't used in Gaelic?

Um I won't go into the "sounds like" because those sounds are seriously variable between English speakers é is /eː/, è is /ɛ:/ (open eh, i.e. open your mouth more), ó is /o:/ and ò is /ɔ:/ (open oh, i.e. open your mouth more). You have to know which is which but that's worse that it sounds...
by akerbeltz
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: Lus a' chrom-chinn: stress?
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Lus a' chrom-chinn: stress?

Slow down :priob: crom + cinn is not a compound noun, it's a noun with a prefixed adjective (like deagh-cheann) and those usually have equal stress or stress on the adjective i.e. /Lus ə 'xrɔumçiNʲ/ with stress on CHROM
by akerbeltz
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Modal verbs in Gàidhlig + forms of verb that follow them
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Modal verbs in Gàidhlig + forms of verb that follow them

So basically after a modal verb, the second verb that follows it is an 'infinitive like' verb, and hence uses the 'infinitive particle' of 'a', and changes the verbal noun as you listed in the table in the article? No. What follows is a (lenited) verbal noun (e.g. cheannach ) and the whole thing (e...
by akerbeltz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Modal verbs in Gàidhlig + forms of verb that follow them
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Modal verbs in Gàidhlig + forms of verb that follow them

Yes, bha mi airson is ok to use

Check this section on what's going on with the a. Gimme a shout if it's still not clear.
by akerbeltz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Modal verbs in Gàidhlig + forms of verb that follow them
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Modal verbs in Gàidhlig + forms of verb that follow them

1) I want to clean the house - Tha mi ag iarraidgh a' glanadh an taigh. (with 'airson): Tha mi airson a' glanadh an taigh (is this the correct word order with 'airson'?) tha mi ag iarraidh/airson an taigh a ghlanadh (It seems 'ag iarraidgh' and 'airson' are interchangeable, so one can use whichever...
by akerbeltz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceistean
Replies: 95
Views: 12991

Ceistean

From now on, I'll just assume that if the word doesn't exist in English, then it won't exist in Gaelic either. Certainly for rather specific technical terms, that's not a bad assumption to make. I mean, beef is French ultimately but there is mairtfheoil of course. But I'm sure you get the intuitive...
by akerbeltz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceistean
Replies: 95
Views: 12991

Ceistean

Ciamar a chanas tu sin sa Bheurla? :lol: 'S e mo bheachd-sa nach eil feum air eadar-theangachadh mas e facal-iasaid sna cànain mhòra eile th' ann, gu sònraichte ma tha e ann an ceart-litreachadh treas cànain, mar pizza, sushi, Sauerkraut no décolletage.
by akerbeltz
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Use of air

Aidh, na thuirt faoileag a thaobh aithne/eòlach
by akerbeltz
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Use of air

* Tha fios agam air a' bhùidsear anns a' Phloc - I know the butcher in Plockton

No. To know (be acquainted with) uses the expression eòlach air

* Tha cuimhne agam air a' bhùidsear anns a' Phloc - I remember the butcher in Plockton

Yes, that is correct.
by akerbeltz
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Use of air

With Gaelic, you must stop literal tr*nsl*t**n as soon as possible in your learning progression. The best way in this case is to always try and learn verbs/nouns/etc together with the prepositions they normally take i.e. timcheall air usually appears together, in the case of looking at something, co...
by akerbeltz
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of dà and dhà
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Use of dà and dhà

It's not iron-clad but rule of thumb is to use the a h-aon a dhà series if there is no noun following and you're not doing math (in the loosest sense, i.e. this includes things like dates and years). I think in noun-less phrases this is preferred because it turns the monsyllabic numbers into two syl...
by akerbeltz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Faclan Fada
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Faclan Fada

Feuch am Faclair Beag, bhiodh sin spagadagliog » spagada-gliog a lorg dhut cuideachd 8-)
by akerbeltz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Faclan Fada
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Faclan Fada

Tha an fhreagairt, a bharrachd air sin, a' crochadh air ceist an tàthain agus nam faclan ùra. Ma tha tàthain ceadaichte ann an cunntadh faid an fhacail, 's e shinn-seachad-sinn-seanmhairean-san am facal as fhaide a tha san Dearbhair Beag aig an ìre-sa. Mur eil ach ma tha faclan ùra ceadaichte, 's e ...
by akerbeltz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Faclan Fada
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Faclan Fada

Tha tàthan a dhìth, spagada-gliog, tha am beum air GLIOG.
by akerbeltz
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Improvements for Gaelic spell checker
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Improvements for Gaelic spell checker

:naire: all fixed, many thanks!

Yes that would be useful to have, I'll pm you my email