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by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: True or false sa Ghàidhlig
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: True or false sa Ghàidhlig

fìor / neo-fhìor ?
fìrinneach / breugach ?
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: True or false sa Ghàidhlig
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: True or false sa Ghàidhlig

Nach eil "fallsa" a' ciallachadh "mas fhìor" (pretend), an àite breugach?
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

As someone with a degree in mathematics, I can reassure you that "10 minus 4" is indeed 6, in the sense that they are equal and identical to each other, in the sense that the expression "10 minus 4" is interpreted the *result* of the operation of subtraction of 4 from 10, rather than the action itse...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

There is a song used in cròileaganan:
Bidh cù ag ràdh, ùf ùf ùf
Bidh cù ag ràdh, ùf ùf ùf
Bidh cù ag ràdh, ùf ùf ùf
Dè bhios tunnag ag ràdh?
etc.
So GME kids are very familiar with that pattern.
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

Oh dear. Oh crikey. No, no, no...That is just...wrong.
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

Hi Níall, Thanks for posting. I'm very interested in your comments. First, I'm very keen to be using grammatically correct phrases to express basic arithmetic. I do find this is a neglected part of the language, due to the historical lack of maths being taught in Gaelic. I think maths is an importan...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

Could somebody please proofread my posting above?
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Re: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing

fodha is correct. When there is no subject apply the pronoun to, they default to the masculine form: leis, ris, fodha, etc. a' dol fodha is the usual way to say "sinking". "luba" is a mire. Lìnne is a pond, but "lòn" is more widely used for a small pond or puddle. For example, Peppa likes to jump in...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: cool and groovy
Replies: 1
Views: 441

cool and groovy

Am Faclair Beag has smodaig, glan, and sgoinneil for "cool" and "groovy". The notion of "cool", "neat", "sweet", "wicked", "sick", etc., etc., to express something that is fashionable, socially acceptable, innovative, special, or agreeable, is ubiquitous and used by all people of all ages. The term ...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 10
Views: 812

matamataig---àireamheachd

Here is my understanding how how arithmetic (àireamheachd) works in Gaelic. I’ve given statements, commands, and questions. I’d be very grateful for any and all comments and corrections! To say “What does…make?”, use “Dè tha…a’ dèanamh?” To say “What does…equal?”, or “What is…equal to?”, use “Cò ris...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Re: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing

lèirsinn = fradharc = eyesight, seeing, vision, sight (the sense)
I don't discern the difference---does anyone know if there is one?

gun chomas faicinn = without the ability to see
fhathast dall = still blind

an t-sùil neo-fhaicsinneach = the unseeing eye
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Knowing what you know now
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

Re: Knowing what you know now

Actual paid courses: Ùlpan, An Cùrsa Inntrigidh (distance learning from SMO), An Cùrsa Adhartais (distance learning from SMO). No amount of free evening classes from well-meaning tutors has helped me more than these paid courses. Unfortunately I don't think Ùlpan is running anymore. Grammar; the cas...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: oisean vs còrnair
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: oisean vs còrnair

I've just noticed a direct personal comment from Colin Mark in his dictionary, under "còrnair":

"there are at least two good Gaelic words for corner – I don’t see the need for this one"

I hadn't seen the other meaning of "wrapper"---I would have used paisg or còmhdach.
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: An Tuiseal Ginideach---feminine genitive forms being lost?
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

Re: An Tuiseal Ginideach---feminine genitive forms being lost?

Yes Níall, you are quite right. I have noticed that too. I don't want to elaborate on that here, but I'll give one example of something that has perplexed me from the beginning of my involvement with GME. This is the use of "snack" (sometimes rendered snac). I would have through grèimeag/grèimeag bì...
by Tha_Mi_Sgìth
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Identifying sounds from text
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: Identifying sounds from text

Most language teaching books have a section about pronunciation, such as "Gaelic in 12 weeks" (an excellent book), but the most comprehensive book on pronunciation is "Blas na Gàidhlig" by Michael Bauer (a.k.a. akerbeltz). I'd suggest going to that book's webpage at http://www.akerbeltz.eu/books.htm...