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by akerbeltz
Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Help with vocal digital synthesis
Replies: 6
Views: 3213

Re: Help with vocal digital synthesis

I'm also somewhat dubious as to what the point is. Of course with STT and TSS there are issues of accessibility i.e. they're useful to Gaelic speakers who are blind/deaf/dyslexic etc. But I fail to see how vocal synthesis would aid Gaelic speakers? If successful, wouldn't that mean that we lose yet ...
by akerbeltz
Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Help with vocal digital synthesis
Replies: 6
Views: 3213

Re: Help with vocal digital synthesis

Hi Andrew. Just to check first, you do know there is a pretty good Gaelic voice?
by akerbeltz
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Akerbeltz wiki: feedback on some historical details in a few articles
Replies: 6
Views: 4876

Re: Akerbeltz wiki: feedback on some historical details in a few articles

Though I think you meant initial p, and then kʷ following later. ;-) :mhoire: fixed But it should regularly be *ciodh – I have no idea why the original /ð/ got delenited here. Ciodh does appear as an obsolete form in some Gaelic dictionaries. But anyway, I agree there was probably some knock-on eff...
by akerbeltz
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Akerbeltz wiki: feedback on some historical details in a few articles
Replies: 6
Views: 4876

Re: Akerbeltz wiki: feedback on some historical details in a few articles

Thanks for the detailed feedback! Hope my criticism isn’t too harsh Heaven's no, you're become very nice about it and in the main, I concur with all points. A lot of that site, especially the older articles, are based on my notes from uni and that's a while back AND of course students don't always c...
by akerbeltz
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: fill in the blanks #1
Replies: 3
Views: 2695

Re: fill in the blanks #1

Terrible spelling for boin/buin
by akerbeltz
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: a' rocking and a' rolling
Replies: 4
Views: 2855

Re: a' rocking and a' rolling

Watch the spelling to begin with :priob: a' riuth 's a leam > a' ruith 's a' leum a' siobadh 's a' suathadh > a' sìobadh a' riuth 's riagail > a' ruith Second, they're not verbs, they're (verbal) nouns, they have grammatical gender and everything. Lastly, they're not such a big thing, apart from a' ...
by akerbeltz
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: No you better don't
Replies: 8
Views: 6379

Re: No you better don't

There's also chan fhuilear dhut sin a dhèanamh "you had better not do that" but beware, the word fuilear is a Gaelic rabbit hole 8-)
by akerbeltz
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:50 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: 9200

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 wa...
by akerbeltz
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: A’ Bhearradh Dhearg
Replies: 4
Views: 7175

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: 11777

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: 104156

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: 8112

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: 45263

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: