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by clarsach
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cait' Caite/ bheil
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Cait' Caite/ bheil

Thank you, GunChleoc. That's what I figured.

Any explanation for cait a bheil, caite a bheil, and caite bheil? Is it all pretty much the same thing, just different spellings to account for that similar sound of caite a bheil? Typos? Or an actual difference in meaning?

Many thanks for your help.
by clarsach
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cait' Caite/ bheil
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Cait' Caite/ bheil

Hi, Can someone explain cait' vs caite (where?) and when to use bheil vs using a bheil ? My lesson book has cait/caite in the dictionary at the back but only ever uses cait' that I can see. Is this just shortening the word, as we do in English with contractions? They never explain, that I can find. ...
by clarsach
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Grammar Check please? Family members
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Grammar Check please? Family members

Many thanks to all! That's very helpful!
by clarsach
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Grammar Check please? Family members
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Grammar Check please? Family members

Can someone let me know if I have the grammar, lenition, etc. correct? Thank you. Gàidhlig piuthar tha mi a' phiuthar tha mi a' phiuthar mhor tha mi a' phiuthar bheag brathair tha mi a bhrathair tha mi a' bhrathair mhor tha mi a' bhrathair bheag mathair tha mi a' mhathair athair tha mi an t-athair E...
by clarsach
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Definite Artlcle: Good Resource or Chart?
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Definite Artlcle: Good Resource or Chart?

Is there a good, single source for all the definite articles, and which to use in which case, gender, plural/singular, initial letters, and so on?

I'm slowly compiling one from multiple sources, but surely I'm re-inventing the wheel?
by clarsach
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'in the' anns an vs sa/san
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

Níall Beag wrote:Qr Bbpost
clarsach wrote:Qr Bbpostann an/ anns an for 'in the'

I assume you mean to type "anns a'/anns an"...? "ann an" is just "in" or "in a".


Thank you for the clarification!
by clarsach
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'in the' anns an vs sa/san
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

Thank you! One thing I have really come to appreciate about this forum is the dedicated members who are always so quick with an answer!
by clarsach
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'in the' anns an vs sa/san
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

I did some looking--sa/san is the contraction for anns an, is that correct?
by clarsach
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'in the' anns an vs sa/san
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

As I once again take up Gaelic, I notice that one source uses ann an/ anns an for 'in the' and another gives me sa/san.

Are these both right, and if so is there a difference in when you use one form vs the other?
by clarsach
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1112
Views: 138003

Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

A question: I found this site http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Images/GaelicEarlyStagesCourseEA_tcm4-401490.pdf that uses e for the weather. Ie, Tha e grianach. Earlier in this thread, it was discussed that weather is feminine but possibly e could be used if the underlying meaning was 'the day' (...
by clarsach
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1112
Views: 138003

Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Tha i blath an-diugh.
Ciamar a bha an t-side an-dè?

It is warm today.
How was the weather yesterday?

(A bheil i ceart?
Is this right?)
by clarsach
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206536

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Fhuair. Bha e glè bhlàsta! Cheannaich mi ubhal, aran, agus càise. I have always had verb tables in books, so I've never checked on the net for them. Try checking the Appendices of the Taic course - link on top of this page Moran taing. I found a good verb table some time ago on another forum simila...
by clarsach
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206536

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Tha mi a' ceannach biadh... An d' fhuair thu rudeigin blàsta? Did you find something tasty? D' fhuair. Bha e gle blàsta! Cheannach ubhal, aran, agus caise. Yes. It was very tasty! I bought an apple, bread, and cheese. Did I use d' fhuair correctly for yes? Did I get the correct past tense of ceanna...
by clarsach
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206536

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Tha mi a' [shopping] airson [groceries] an-diugh.