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by akerbeltz
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Island Voices Moot?
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Island Voices Moot?

Seadh, tha mi ag aontachadh, bhiodh e nas fheàrr earrann shònraichte a chruthachadh an-seo na làrach eile - tha e cho doirbh critical mass a lorg - tha fiù an t-àite seo fhèin car sàmhach aig amannan. Agree, better to have a special section on here than a new site, it's so hard to get critical mass,...
by akerbeltz
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?
Replies: 13
Views: 2644

Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?

While not fully in Gaelic, there's a lot of Gaelic in An Ceasnachadh.

From what I've heard, The Eagle doesn't use anything native speakers would recognise as Gaelic.
by akerbeltz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: Am Faclair Beag - Faclan a dh'fhaodadh cur ann
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Am Faclair Beag - Faclan a dh'fhaodadh cur ann

Mòran taing a-rithist, chuir mi ceart an deàrrsadh agus chuir mi ris an deàrrsach eile!
by akerbeltz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cait' Caite/ bheil
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Cait' Caite/ bheil

Mmm it's mostly down to people not quite getting the way Gaelic sounds and the Gaelic writing system works. Càite is a contraction of an old question word, let's just say c- and àite. Now, how this is exactly pronounced depends on mainly on two questions: a) what comes after the càite and b) where i...
by akerbeltz
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Correct/most natural forms of the conditional tense of 'to be'
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Correct/most natural forms of the conditional tense of 'to be'

There's a chapter in Blas on short and long forms, I forget which page. In particular irregular verbs have long (stressed) and short (unstressed) forms. The variations go from hiatus with emphatic endding > hiatus > long vowel > short vowel > reduced vowel > no vowel, though not all verbs have all &...
by akerbeltz
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Use of Genitive

I don't see the element of possession in bus-sgoile, to be honest. It doesn't necessarily belong to the school, mostly they belong to the council or are some hire company on a council contract 8-)
by akerbeltz
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Use of Genitive

It's the same thing. I think what confuses you is this dratted new term some people introduced, the "possessive case". Not that "genitive" is without problems but I find possessive even more misleading than "genitive". There are 3 (off the top of my head) ways in which ...
by akerbeltz
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Let's Get Negative!
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Let's Get Negative!

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.
by akerbeltz
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: Am Faclair Beag - Faclan a dh'fhaodadh cur ann
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Am Faclair Beag - Faclan a dh'fhaodadh cur ann

An e sin Iain a sgrìobh Dùn Àluinn?
by akerbeltz
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: Am Faclair Beag - Faclan a dh'fhaodadh cur ann
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Am Faclair Beag - Faclan a dh'fhaodadh cur ann

Glan, mòran taing, tha e ann a-nis! Dè an leabhar a tha sin?
by akerbeltz
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: A Mhórag an dèan thu tighinn
Replies: 4
Views: 823

A Mhórag an dèan thu tighinn

Mórag will you come Strange is what you spoke to me Strange I would find it if you didn't come With me remembering so you so often Girls so pretty And they so keen on deceiving me [two lines]I wonder is they hope I am not young I am so pretty And there's not one alive on earth who will believe I mad...
by akerbeltz
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 5270

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

Also note lon is a blackbird, lòn is lunch, those accents matter :priob:
by akerbeltz
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: uamhraidh (fearful / gloomy)
Replies: 5
Views: 904

uamhraidh (fearful / gloomy)

That's just uamhaidh, a dative which has turned into a nominative and with the -mh- turning into hiatus, people starting to misspell it any which way.
by akerbeltz
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 5270

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

Hi Cynthia. It does verb - subject - object/predicate in Gaelic. Most idiomatically, that would be ithidh Iain lòn but learners often start with the bidh Iain ag ithe lòn construction because its involves a little less grammar to begin with. But that technically mean "Iain will be eating lunch&...