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by Nic
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 16
Views: 8553

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

A bheil a' fuileachadh ceàrr? I had considered a' dòrtadh, and in fact, wrote a draft of the poem with it, but I liked the flowing sound of a' fuileachadh. It is more of a seep than a spurt (like a' dòrtadh), nach eil? If that's not too gruesome a thing to say. :) If a' fuileachadh is wrong though t...
by Nic
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 16
Views: 8553

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

After all, boats "go under" in English too, and it's a complete verb. "The boat went under the sea" wouldn't have any clear meaning in English. The Gaelic phrase works the same. I think I try to prime my brain to think 'these languages are different ' so I'm not too hung up on differences that I so...
by Nic
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 16
Views: 8553

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". Oh good, I got something right! I probably saw the construction on DASG or somewhere because it's not in really in my brain. :l...
by Nic
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 16
Views: 8553

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

Great! Thank you. :D With this sentence, I'm trying to communicate the concept of sunk. But after some searching, I think Gàidhlig has a more roundabout way of expressing it than English. So for English, I wrote: The black stone sunk in the green pond. And in Gàidhlig, I originally wrote: Chaidh a’ ...
by Nic
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 16
Views: 8553

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

Mìle taing, a h-uile duine! Bha agam ri smaoineachadh mu dheidhinn seo beagan. Tha mi a' smaoineachadh (from what faoileag and Niall beag wrote) gum bu chòir dhomh lèirsinn a chleachdadh. Mar sin: an t-sùil gheal fhathast gun lèirsinn. Ach s' toil leamsa 'fhathast dall'. Agus 'an t-sùil neo-fhaicsin...
by Nic
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 16
Views: 8553

Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing

Halò a h-uile duine! :D I'm hoping you won't mind helping me with a little stumbling block. So some background information. Thug mi a' chiad bliadhna bhon AGA, ach às dèidh sin tha mi ag ionnsachadh air mo cheann fhìn còmhla ri caraidean. I play at poetry in English. I wouldn't call myself a poet by...