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by akerbeltz
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: mòr darach
Replies: 9
Views: 593

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: 4
Views: 399

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: 596

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: 596

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: 884

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: 2895

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: 1557

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: 736

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: 386

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: 585

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: 585

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: 143

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: 9
Views: 1557

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: 9
Views: 1557

Am Faclair Beag - Faclan a dh'fhaodadh cur ann

Glan, mòran taing, tha e ann a-nis! Dè an leabhar a tha sin?