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by Níall Beag
Sat May 16, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: Help required
Replies: 5
Views: 982

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...
by Níall Beag
Sun May 10, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Scottish Gaelic now available on DuoLingo
Replies: 13
Views: 12229

Re: Scottish Gaelic now available on DuoLingo

The site also seems to be lacking in any ability to create new sentences for exercise, which becomes problematic when you're like me and you start basically speedrunning the entire thing (the flipside of all that 'gameification') so you barely even pay attention to what the sentences actually are. ...
by Níall Beag
Sat May 09, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources
Replies: 10
Views: 4551

Re: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources

Updates: 1) You now select all the types of question you want, and they will be mixed up and presented in a random order 2) Whenever you see the "next >" button, you can now just press the enter key to continue. 3) I've added in a very sketchy little hangman. Currently only using the words from the ...
by Níall Beag
Fri May 08, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Halò

Fàilte chridheil ort, 'ille!

Tha mi cinnteach gum bi idiosyncracies nan cànan Ceilteach gu math inntinneach du oileanach cànanachas.
by Níall Beag
Mon May 04, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources
Replies: 10
Views: 4551

Re: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources

Hi - These are fun and good practice! I'm wondering if there could be a "check all" button on the prepositions page to choose all the prepositions at once. I realize that's just lazy on my part, but I thought I would ask since that's what I've been doing - the whole table all at once for practice. ...
by Níall Beag
Sun May 03, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources
Replies: 10
Views: 4551

Re: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources

I've added the animal memory game mentioned last week, and also some practice questions on telling the time.
There's a bug in the time questions, so you only hear the question read out the first time. I'll try and fix this for next week.
by Níall Beag
Fri May 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Cò leis a tha sibh a' bruidhinn Gàidhlig? (Who do you speak Gaelic with?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Re: Cò leis a tha sibh a' bruidhinn Gàidhlig? (Who do you speak Gaelic with?)

Cha bhi mi ga bruidhinn gu math tric. I don't speak it all that often. Bidh mi ga sgrìobhadh air Facebook agus an-seo, agus bidh mi a' coimhead air BBC ALBA bho àm gu àm. I write it on Facebook and here, and I watch BBC ALBA from time to time. Tha mo Ghàidhlig a' fàs caran lag air sgàth sin. My Gael...
by Níall Beag
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Teicneolas eile / Other technology
Topic: Developing new Gaidhlig Software!
Replies: 16
Views: 22289

Re: Developing new Gaidhlig Software!

So did this software ever see the light of day? If so, I'd love to try it. The reason I was so snippy at the time (aside from being in a stressful job that I really hated) was that I recognised it immediately as going nowhere. It followed the same pattern as a great many messages I've seen over the...
by Níall Beag
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halo
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Re: Halo

Fàilte! Welcome! You don't have pathetic grammar skills -- that's a myth caused by the education system. The only people who have serious problems with grammar are people with serious mental incapacities. Anyone who can speak a language understands grammar. Consider the following sentences: I have a...
by Níall Beag
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources
Replies: 10
Views: 4551

Re: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources

Further minor update -- added a second memory game with colours and household vocabulary.
I'll probably get some additional vocabulary in there for next week (including animals, most likely).
by Níall Beag
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Practice Prepositional Pronouns
Replies: 6
Views: 2667

Re: Practice Prepositional Pronouns

One more suggestion - can you add borders to the table cells? I find it hard to understand what goes where visually. Done (well, technically I added background colours -- the actual borders are still invisible. ;-) ). But I've moved it to https://lingua.guru/lg-beta/ as there's no point making lots...
by Níall Beag
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources
Replies: 10
Views: 4551

Re: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources

Right, wee update -- hoping to get something new up at least once a week. Rather than having separate pages for everything, from now just go to https://lingua.guru/lg-beta . Now the "Start" button has been changed for "Start Prepositional Pronoun Questions" and a second button "Start Memory Game (we...
by Níall Beag
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Practice Prepositional Pronouns
Replies: 6
Views: 2667

Re: Practice Prepositional Pronouns

One more suggestion - can you add borders to the table cells? I find it hard to understand what goes where visually. Fair point. I was shifting everything from a one page Vue file to an app based on single-file-components, so I'll sort out the style sheets as part of that migration. This is just on...
by Níall Beag
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources
Replies: 10
Views: 4551

Re: Lingua.guru beta test learning resources

Looks like everything works, except I got this error message for e+aig. I entered aige - but it was noted wrong. So I used the ?? button - and that is what returned the error message. { "type": "Gap", "subtype": "Freetext", "content": "aige", "response": "aige", "revealed": true, "skipped": true, "...
by Níall Beag
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha "lockdown" far a bheil sibh? How is lockdown where you are?
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Re: Ciamar a tha "lockdown" far a bheil sibh? How is lockdown where you are?

Bha mi caran reamhar bho chionn bliadhna. I was pretty fat a year ago. Bha mi na b' aotruime ro àm na bliadhn' ùir. I was lighter by New Year. Ach bhon a thòisich an lockdown , tha mi na b' aotruime fhathast. But since the lockdown began, I'm lighter still. Gu mì-fhortanach, tha sin a' fàgail a' bhr...