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by alsaf
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Wiktionary
Replies: 2
Views: 2149

Re: Wiktionary

Wiktionary is convenient when in this forum and encountering words in Gàidhlig. However, I'll keep in mind what you mentioned when using this is the future as I have noticed conflicting information when using online resources which is which I now only use material from taic and akerbeltz.
by alsaf
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Query about dative singular feminine nouns
Replies: 8
Views: 2138

Re: Query about dative singular feminine nouns

I think I've used the wrong words in my previous reply. I should have asked if not learning pronunciation at the same time as learning grammar will make overall learning of the language a lot harder. From the replies, it sounds like it is. Just to clarify, the reason why I am concentrating on gramma...
by alsaf
Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Query about dative singular feminine nouns
Replies: 8
Views: 2138

Re: Query about dative singular feminine nouns

Just thought I'd bring this up as many beginners focus too much on the letter i and h and not on what their mouthes are supposed to be doing as a result :) At the moment, I am concentrating on the written rather than the spoken part for reasons which I have given on another thread. Am I possibly ha...
by alsaf
Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Query about dative singular feminine nouns
Replies: 8
Views: 2138

Query about dative singular feminine nouns

Would I be right in saying that the following dative singular feminine nouns will not require any spelling changes:

oidhche
eaglais
by alsaf
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Wiktionary
Replies: 2
Views: 2149

Wiktionary

Not sure if anybody is aware of this site but here is a link for it:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page
by alsaf
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Query about Prepositions
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Re: Query about Prepositions

Mòran taing. The meaning of ri makes more sense now.
by alsaf
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Teicneolas eile / Other technology
Topic: Anki - Language learning software
Replies: 0
Views: 1812

Anki - Language learning software

I was recommended another piece of software called Anki which can be used to learn a language via the flashcard memorising method. It is available on a number of platform including mobile phones including the IPhone and Android. The link to it is here:

http://ankisrs.net/
by alsaf
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Query about Prepositions
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Query about Prepositions

I would be grateful for help to ensure I understand the meaning of some prepositions. Firstly, the preposition ri(s). It says in Taic that it means at, against giving an example of ri sgàthan (against a mirror). I presume that the meaning of ri is determined by the context it is in the sentence, for...
by alsaf
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Adjectives describing singular Feminine Nouns
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Adjectives describing singular Feminine Nouns

I believe that singular feminine nouns lenite adjectives that describes them where possible. I just want to confirm if the following sentences are correct: an robh a' mhuir fhuar seo bòidheach? = was this cold sea beautiful? bha a' ghrian mhall glè bhòidheach = the slow sun was very beautful an robh...
by alsaf
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: How to figure out a gender of a noun
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: How to figure out a gender of a noun

Mòran taing Thrissel, that has been very helpful.
by alsaf
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: How to figure out a gender of a noun
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

How to figure out a gender of a noun

I've done a google and found a few links about this. One said that the gender of a noun can only be known by learning them and another mentioned the following rules: the following kinds of nouns tend to be masculine: 1) the young of all animals regardless of their sex (e.g. "uan", a lamb); 2) words ...
by alsaf
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Teicneolas eile / Other technology
Topic: Sentence Generation program
Replies: 7
Views: 3361

Re: Sentence Generation program

I probably did go a bit OTT with reply to criticism :-) Just to reiterate again (and I know repeating myself again!), the purpose of the project I am highlighting is as an study aid rather a means to learn the language and that my lack of progress is due to be stuck in a comfort zone brought on by c...
by alsaf
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Teicneolas eile / Other technology
Topic: Sentence Generation program
Replies: 7
Views: 3361

Re: Sentence Generation program

Seonaidh, I had posted about this project in a number of forums and in the Reference and Links section of this one for learners who might be interested in it.I had only intended to reply to any queries about the project however, I will comment on some points in your post. You said: As you see, writi...
by alsaf
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Teicneolas eile / Other technology
Topic: Sentence Generation program
Replies: 7
Views: 3361

Re: Sentence Generation program

For those who don't have Linux, there is a Parley file which contains these generated sentences. The link is as follows and the file can be viewed as a XML file: http://kde-files.org/content/show.php/Scottish+Gaelic+Generated+Practices?content=138153 As can be seen some of the generated sentences ca...
by alsaf
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Teicneolas eile / Other technology
Topic: Sentence Generation program
Replies: 7
Views: 3361

Sentence Generation program

I haven't been on this forum for a while and as can be seen that I am still posting in English my Gàidhlig language skills have not improved much since then although I have still been practising individual words using the Parley program which I had previously mentioned. The reasons that I have not s...