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by faoileag
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: the use of different preposition and tu vs thu
Replies: 1
Views: 75

the use of different preposition and tu vs thu

The bad news is: tr*nsl*t*ng them into English (or anything) in isolation will probably not help. For example, neither ri nor gu are really equivalent to the English "to" in any useful way. The good news is: 1. There are general concepts which apply to them. 2. You can use them in very spe...
by faoileag
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Prògram "Can Seo" 1979
Replies: 3
Views: 2455

Prògram "Can Seo" 1979

's dòcha gu bheil seo inntinneach dhut?
Maybe this is of interest to you?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Can-Seo-Donald ... 0563162902
by faoileag
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Gnàth-chùrsa làitheil anns a Gàidhlig/Daily routine in Gaelic (for sentence/verb/tense practice)
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Gnàth-chùrsa làitheil anns a Gàidhlig/Daily routine in Gaelic (for sentence/verb/tense practice)

Future: Putting it very simply, the continuous Future form Bidh mi a'... . is roughly equivalent to the English "I will be doing", and you're less likely to say "I'm regularly doing ..." than "I regularly do", so for listing a factual set of daily activities, the simpl...
by faoileag
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum
Replies: 319
Views: 76824

Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Fàilte ort! :flur:
Welcome!

It's great to have such an international forum - feel free to practise on here, however simple. :D
by faoileag
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Gnàth-chùrsa làitheil anns a Gàidhlig/Daily routine in Gaelic (for sentence/verb/tense practice)
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Gnàth-chùrsa làitheil anns a Gàidhlig/Daily routine in Gaelic (for sentence/verb/tense practice)

Nach math a rinn thu! :moladh: Didn't you do well! Everything is easy to understand and you've got a good grasp of the "bidh mi a'...." form for habitual actions. :moladh: There are just a few small slips, and a couple of constructions you have not had yet. I'll comment on the most useful ...
by faoileag
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: New Scottish Gaelic Conversation group in Minnesota
Replies: 4
Views: 347

New Scottish Gaelic Conversation group in Minnesota

Nach math a rinn thu! :-)

An dòchas gum bi ùidh mhòr anns na coinneamhan seo - cothrom fìor fheumail a th' ann do luchd-ionnsachaidh san sgìre.

Well done you! Hoping there will be a lot of interest in these meetings - a really useful opportunity for learners in the area.
by faoileag
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Penpal
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Penpal

Halò a Sheòsaidh, fàilte air bòrd! :-)

It would probably be useful to write a wee bit about your level, how/where you're learning, and your interests,.
Also whether you are interested in email, social media etc as a medium for communicating.

Gur math a thèid leat! Good luck / all the best! :-)
by faoileag
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Fàgail vs falbh for 'leaving', is there any difference?
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Fàgail vs falbh for 'leaving', is there any difference?

Falbh is leave, depart, go off, set out, take off - no direct object. Dh'fhalbh mi aig 9m. Lots of common idiomatic uses, e.g. na bliadhnaichean a dh'fhalbh - years gone by Tha Calum a' falbh le Catrìona - C. is going (out) with C. Bha mo sporan air falbh - my purse was gone! Dh'fhalbh iad gus carai...
by faoileag
Tue May 14, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Ainmean-Aite
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Ainmean-Aite

Leabhar ùr sgoinneil fhèin! https://external.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQAXUbxZ7kAXzfit&url=https%3A%2F%2Fichef.bbci.co.uk%2Fnews%2F1024%2Fcpsprodpb%2FEDD3%2Fproduction%2F_106838806_leabhar.jpg&_nc_hash=AQC_FcCi9vcNgi_d Aithisg agus agallamhan an seo. https://www.bbc.co.uk/naidheachdan/4...
by faoileag
Fri May 10, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Could anyone help with song lyrics?
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Could anyone help with song lyrics?

You're in luck. :-)
I have the CD, and the lyrics are in the booklet. (If you like Kathleen, why don't you invest in it?)

Cha sgap iad fir Shasainn mar às-buainn blàraibh

'S e airnseulach ànrachd gun mhànran gun cheòl
Laigh braonnan na h-oidhche air a' mhaighdinn ghlan àlainn
by faoileag
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Gàidhlig air Google tr*nsl*t*
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Gàidhlig air Google tr*nsl*t*

I thought it might be, from the clumsy generic blurbiness, but I never lose the chance to pass on the article! ;-)
by faoileag
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Use of Genitive

Think of these Gaelic "double nouns" (usually, but not always, with a hyphen), and the second noun in the genitive, as the same as similar English compound nouns like hen-house, lighthouse, schoolmaster, ferry-boat, sea-sickness (but with the noun order reversed). Together they constitute ...
by faoileag
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Gàidhlig air Google tr*nsl*t*
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Gàidhlig air Google tr*nsl*t*

Google tra.... has its problems, not just because it gives you bad translations, but because it allows these to spread virulently, thereby diluting and corrupting the body of real Gaelic language necessary for data-base work, research, learning and teaching. :( (It also, by the way, leads to the mos...
by faoileag
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Ràdh na Seachdaine
Topic: A' cur na srathrach air a' ghearran ceàrr
Replies: 3
Views: 927

A' cur na srathrach air a' ghearran ceàrr

Mòran taing - 's ann le ùidh mhòr a leugh mi sin, mar as àbhaist.
by faoileag
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun
Replies: 6
Views: 522

'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun

That's the standard answer, and it works as far as it goes. What is missing is the reasoning behind it, and the nuances that the two options permit. This is my take on it. Take a verb like peanteadh. 'S toil leam peantadh vs. 's toil leam a bhith a' peanteadh. The first one means I like the idea or ...