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by silmeth
Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Help with vocal digital synthesis
Replies: 6
Views: 2646

Re: Help with vocal digital synthesis

And the biggest challenge, the “44 standard phonemes for English” are only standard for English. Gaelic has completely different phoneme inventory, it’s impossible just to map Gaelic phonemes into English and keep authentic Gaelic pronunciation (but I guess it depends on what you mean by “reasonably...
by silmeth
Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:26 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: 4502

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

I suspect it's the back and roundness of the á that slipped into an ó. I mean, when I hear modern Irish á /ɑː/ it never sounds like an /ɑː/ to me but always like an /ɔ:/ sound. It's not a huge leap. Hmm, you might be right. (West-South) Irish /ɑː/ is generally supposed to not be rounded (and it’s n...
by silmeth
Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:45 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: 4502

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

The pages do look better now. :) if a word had an initial kʷ and if there was a second kʷ in the word somewhere, the p didn't disappear but became Though I think you meant initial p, and then kʷ following later. ;-) Ok, you make valid points but I'm a little unsure about how to fix it - in the main ...
by silmeth
Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:25 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: 4502

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

I don’t know how/where I could leave some feedback on historical info on Akerbeltz wiki, so decided to start a thread here. First: huge thanks to the author as the whole wiki is a really great resource for information about Gaelic! And I especially like that it often does give some historical backgr...
by silmeth
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:17 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: 8905

Re: Why is it "Càit' a bheil" and not "Càit' a tha"?

Another way to think about it is that in Old and Middle Irish the relative in which was just expressed by eclipsing i ( i + eclipsing relative particle (s)a in Old Irish produced just i ) and later languages replaced it by ina in Irish and anns a(n) in Gaelic. So during their history, rather than ‘l...
by silmeth
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Dia dhuit
Replies: 2
Views: 5370

Re: Dia dhuit

Or the Irish Language Forum (which I think is a bit more active these days, but you’ll see some of the same people on both): https://www.irishlanguageforum.com/
by silmeth
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 44645

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

So I tried Corpas na Gàidhlig DASG where I can find 302 instances of anns am bi and none of anns a bhios. That's because it's usually contracted to sa bhios/sa bhitheas :priob: 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 almo...
by silmeth
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 44645

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

Weird. If I google "anns a bhios" from my regular browser I get only 23 results. If I do that in a private window, I suddenly get the 293 000 figure too (but still only 2–3 pages of results). For "anns am bi" I get ~40 000 in both cases (and dozens of pages). Seems Google does so...
by silmeth
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 29
Views: 44645

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

Sorry for reviving the topic – it’s been recently linked in a Duolingo discussion about dependent/independent forms and that brought me here. An example from one of the first replies caught my attention, I think it might be a mistake, but I’d like to make sure I understand things correctly. Tha mi a...