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by akerbeltz
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Fàgail vs falbh for 'leaving', is there any difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Fàgail vs falbh for 'leaving', is there any difference?

I do know a' falbh should be with the appostrophe (honest) but I keep writing it with a hypen because of the likes of a-steach, a-staigh, a-muigh and a-mach and because of the (mostly American) idion of putting a- in front of the infinitive as in "she came a-running down the road while he was ...
by akerbeltz
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Were plastic monkeys important in ancient Celtic culture?
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Were plastic monkeys important in ancient Celtic culture?

'S e do bheatha 8-)

Mar sin leat agus taing airson nam èisg uileag


Chanainn mar sin leibh agus taing airson an t-iasg/an èisg air fad.

Eadar dà sgeul, tha iomadh ball-eisimpleir "èibhinn" san Fhaclair Bheag - tha caraid agam fiù 'gan cruinneachadh!
by akerbeltz
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Were plastic monkeys important in ancient Celtic culture?
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Were plastic monkeys important in ancient Celtic culture?

PS mòran is mòr + an, literally a "bigness". So it has ò. Just in case that helps!
by akerbeltz
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Were plastic monkeys important in ancient Celtic culture?
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Were plastic monkeys important in ancient Celtic culture?

It's because I needed a phrase in the Faclair Beag (from whence this data came) to illustrate the use of "thank you for X" and there's nothing that says dictionaries have to be boring. Sure, I could have used sgadan but one gets a little tired editing a Gaelic dictionary of always talking ...
by akerbeltz
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: How to handwritting
Replies: 4
Views: 263

How to handwritting

Well there are some folk who use it privately (I do, and Michael Newton used to as far as I know) or for decorative purposes. So there's no harm in using it but be aware it's not a very common thing. A similar fate to Gothic script or Sütterlin in English in German I suppose.
by akerbeltz
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'A thoirt leam' vs 'còmhla rium fhin' for 'with me'
Replies: 3
Views: 166

'A thoirt leam' vs 'còmhla rium fhin' for 'with me'

Think of còmhla ri (in its various guises) as "in the company of" rather than simply "with".
by akerbeltz
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: mòr darach
Replies: 9
Views: 962

mòr darach

Beaucoup de "maybe" ...
by akerbeltz
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Fàgail vs falbh for 'leaving', is there any difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Fàgail vs falbh for 'leaving', is there any difference?

There has to be an object with fàgail. Think of it as "leave something" i.e. a' fàgail Glaschu, fàg an sashimi ud... but falbh doesn't need one i.e. tha mi a' falbh and can't actually take one unless you slap it on with a prep i.e. a' falbh leis a' ghaoith.
by akerbeltz
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Help interpret song recording?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Help interpret song recording?

Tricky one ... she's not easy to understand. I've made the following amendments, maybe someone else can pick out something based on that? The -s in bhois goes with the 's in the following line, pretty sure. Bheir mi ò hu ò hò bheir mi ò hu ò hì bheir mi òro eile bhò 's mi fo leòn ga do dhìth 'S ioma...
by akerbeltz
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Help interpret song recording?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Help interpret song recording?

She sings fo leòn, not fo leamhan :priob:

It would help if you posted what you have transcribed so far so we don't have to do it from scratch? Just makes it a bit quicker.
by akerbeltz
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Island Voices Moot?
Replies: 6
Views: 927

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: 2987

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: 9
Views: 1606

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!