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by akerbeltz
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Why is it "Càit' a bheil" and not "Càit' a tha"?
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: Why is it "Càit' a bheil" and not "Càit' a tha"?

I had to ask myself, all hail Prof Rob Ó Maolalaigh. The solution is this: càite is actually three words fused together, the Middle Irish (Old Irish used something else, it used cía airm / c'airm + a relative clause) pattern was based on the declarative áit i raibhe sé "the place in which it was" (i...
by akerbeltz
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: A’ Bhearradh Dhearg
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Re: A’ Bhearradh Dhearg

Well, right next to it I see "Carn Derg" so in all probability, it would be "A' Chreag Dhearg"
by akerbeltz
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation
Replies: 10
Views: 3056

Re: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation

I would go with biorra-crùidein. Kingfishers just don't occur across the Gaelic speaking areas left today if you look at their distribution map
by akerbeltz
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Geamannan is Spòrs / Games and Fun
Topic: Dealbhan-magaidh 's spòrsail Gàidhlig
Replies: 46
Views: 81790

Re: Dealbhan-magaidh 's spòrsail Gàidhlig

Tha greis on a chuir mi rud suas :naire:
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by akerbeltz
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Naidheachdan Mu Dheidhinn Scots Wikipedia
Replies: 2
Views: 2100

Re: Naidheachdan Mu Dheidhinn Scots Wikipedia

Vandalism less so but as other small wikis in small languages, it suffers from well-meaning contributors with shoddy Gaelic who often regard volume to be more important than quality. We had a specific problem some years back with one semi-fluent editor who was creating hundreds of stubs on who-blood...
by akerbeltz
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 29754

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

I can’t find any example of that in the Corpas either. There is a lot of sa bhios (and a few sa bhitheas) there, but almost all of them are either:
Fair point, I didn't check for bad parsing :lol:
by akerbeltz
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 29754

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

So I tried Corpas na Gàidhlig DASG where I can find 302 instances of anns am bi and none of anns a bhios.
That's because it's usually contracted to sa bhios/sa bhitheas :priob:
by akerbeltz
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: Òrdugh seòrsachaidh ùr san Fhaclair Bheag
Replies: 2
Views: 3812

Re: Òrdugh seòrsachaidh ùr san Fhaclair Bheag

Tha gleus nan àrainnean beò a-nis cuideachd agus casg air ainmean-àite a ghnàth. Ach cuimhnichibh gur e gleus beta a th' ann, barrachd fiosrachaidh an-seo
by akerbeltz
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Faclair Beag question
Replies: 2
Views: 3074

Re: Faclair Beag question

Sorry I'd missed the question, we've been having problems but we've moved to Microsoft Azure hosting now, so hopefully that should be the end of the outages. Tha mi duilich!
by akerbeltz
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Genitive with verbal nouns
Replies: 6
Views: 3901

Re: Genitive with verbal nouns

but there is also an extent to which this could be considered just pretty normal language change, It's better to err on the side of caution as a learner. Look at it the other way round - if you were coaching someone learning English and they asked you if replacing th with f because some native spea...
by akerbeltz
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: SGAOIL AN AONADH
Replies: 3
Views: 3159

Re: SGAOIL AN AONADH

What GunChleoc said but Sgaoil an t-Aonadh sounds more like you're trying to propagate it. Assuming you mean "disband it", I'd say Leig an t-Aonadh mu sgaoil . Or even better, since this is an invite to many and sgaoil/leig are singular imperatives, how about Leigeamaid an t-Aonadh mu sgaoil = Let u...
by akerbeltz
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: Òrdugh seòrsachaidh ùr san Fhaclair Bheag
Replies: 2
Views: 3812

Òrdugh seòrsachaidh ùr san Fhaclair Bheag

Thàinig leasachadh air an t-seòrsachadh san fhaclair. Chuir Will 's mise òrdugh Gàidhealach an àite na riaghailtean na Beurla mar a chleachdas na h-algorithms a ghnàth. Ann an òrdugh na h-aibidil, tha - agus ' air an leigeil seachad 's tha, mar eisimpleir, Cailleach Bheurra eadar cailleach-bheag a' ...
by akerbeltz
Tue May 19, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: Help required
Replies: 5
Views: 4739

Re: Help required

I would use something based on what's on the ambulance cars (which is ambaileans ) otherwise you'd just introduce unnecessary variation, so ambaileans-adhair but as the others have pointed out, you need to be careful about how you combine that with other words because it will change the grammar most...
by akerbeltz
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 15
Views: 19699

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

The dog says af af in Gaelic, incidentally, ùf ùf is just a respelling of woof . 8-) It would be trivial to switch from tha... a' dèanamh... to bidh... a' dèanamh..., though, and the schools then wouldn't be actively exposing kids to a misleading model on a daily basis. The use of tha here is hardly...