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by Níall Beag
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation

I would personally go with anything that doesn't include "rìgh" in it, because that's probably a recent calquing from English, and the other names are guaranteed to be older.
by Níall Beag
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?
Replies: 23
Views: 2244

Re: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?

That doesn't fix i, which shows a weakness in my previous attempt to describe the pattern. Because "gais-" is longer than "-gich", it still sounds long. This is the point of the so-called "Scotch snap" as I understand it -- to highlight that a tonic syllable is short by contrast to the longer follow...
by Níall Beag
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?
Replies: 23
Views: 2244

Re: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?

The English lyrics place all tonic stresses on strong beats and populate all strong beats with tonic syllables, with the exception of "and" in bar 6. You could argue there's a bit of poetic licence on giving the third syllable of Michaël extra stress but given that it's on the upbeat, it can be inte...
by Níall Beag
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?
Replies: 23
Views: 2244

Re: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?

Hmm. Okay, but what about, say, Silent Night in Gaelic? Is the tune changed to fit the words? The tune to Silent Night works a lot better as it was written in German meter, whereas this tune appears to follow Latin meter. The big difference is that German and Gaelic (and English) are stress-timed l...
by Níall Beag
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?
Replies: 23
Views: 2244

Re: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?

The rules of vowel length are pretty subtle, and attempting to describe the Gaelic musical idiom in brief is about as difficult as describing any musical idiom. Here's my attempt at the core concepts, though, assuming 4 4 (Does 4 2 imply two strong beats in the bar or four?) As with most languages, ...
by Níall Beag
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?
Replies: 23
Views: 2244

Re: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?

tr*nsl*t*ng a song without knowing the tune is pretty much impossible.
by Níall Beag
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation

Thank you both of these responses were exactly what I was looking for. I do wonder about the spelling discrepancy and therefore the pronunciation discrepancy between cat sìth and cat sìthe as they are different between the two websites ( https://www.cereproc.com/ and https://learngaelic.scot/dictio...
by Níall Beag
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: Cat (Cait?) sìth pronunciation

Well the version in Final Fantasy VII isn't the authentic spelling -- that would be "cat sìth" without the first i. With the "i", it would often be taken to be a rendering of "Kate", with more or less the same sound as the English, but without the "i", it's a cat, and it would have a Scottish A soun...
by Níall Beag
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum
Replies: 349
Views: 177840

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Fàilte ort, a Mhathain!
by Níall Beag
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Naidheachdan Mu Dheidhinn Scots Wikipedia
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Re: Naidheachdan Mu Dheidhinn Scots Wikipedia

As you may have heard, it's emerged this week that the Scots Language Wikipedia is mostly fake, being written in a bad eye-dialect of Scottish English by an American teenager. The Gàidhlig Wikipedia seems OK to me, but if anyone here's an active contributor to that I'd like to ask if vandalism is a...
by Níall Beag
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Vocative or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: Vocative or no?

Chan eil Anndra ceart gu leòr. The speaker says KERT but if you click on the single word it is pronounced KERSHT, the latter being what I always heard my mother say, along with sagARSHT, etc Is there a syntactical/semantic reason for the change of pronounciation for this simple case or is it someth...
by Níall Beag
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Help in pronunciation of Scottish Gaelic
Replies: 1
Views: 1685

Re: Help in pronunciation of Scottish Gaelic

Unfortunately, what you've given us appears to be (like the rest of your post) a Google tr*nsl*t* version of something you've typed in in English, and it's not real Gaelic. As such, I'm not really sure there's any point knowing how to pronounce it. If you want something genuinely Gaelic, I recommend...
by Níall Beag
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 26818

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm hypercorrecting because I expect a + relative, but I would never ever say "anns a tha", only "anns a bheil", so it really seems like I'm doing it wrong here.
by Níall Beag
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 26818

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

I cannot Google any occurrences of anns a bhios mi outside of this forum subject and one online book with something that looks like tr*nsl*t**n from German – so is this just a simple a mistake, or is such usage also possible? It's possible I'm wrong (I'm not a native speaker) but if you drop the "m...
by Níall Beag
Sat May 16, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: Help required
Replies: 5
Views: 3592

Re: Help required

To clarify GunChleoc's point a little... When you say SCOTTISH AIR AMBULANCE, are you really saying is SCOTTISH AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE, but dropping the word "service"? Or SCOTTISH AIR AMBULANCE CREW, but dropping the word "crew" or similar? Notice that in English you have a "toothbrush", even though...