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by faoileag
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing

Literally it means "still not seeing". This is very idiomatic Gaelic usage: Tha iad fhathast gun tighinn = they haven't come yet. Meadhan-latha agus esan gun èirigh fhathast! - he isn't up yet. So as a structure it's fine, but it depends what you mean. If you mean "without the power of sight/eyesigh...
by faoileag
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: An Tuiseal Ginideach---feminine genitive forms being lost?
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: An Tuiseal Ginideach---feminine genitive forms being lost?

You mentioned number of syllables. There is something in this. Single-syllable nouns are more likely to keep the -e, in speech and in writing, probably because the two-syllable strong-weak/high-low "melody" is a very comfortable one in Gaelic, and seems to round off a phrase less abruptly - maighsti...
by faoileag
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 8
Views: 1793

Re: Hello all!

Fàilte, Elliot! :D
Toilichte duine à Canada fhaicinn an seo! Ciamar a tha an t-sìde?

Welcome, Elliot!
Happy to see someone from Canada here! How's the weather?


Are you doing any courses?
by faoileag
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1126
Views: 161767

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

Bha e uabhasach stoirmeil an seo air a' Ghàidhealtachd an-dè, ach blàth, trì-deug no ceithir-deug Celsius.
Tha e nas fheàrr an-diugh, ach gu math fuar, ceithir C.

It was terribly stormy here in the Highlands yesterday, but warm, 13 or 14 C.
It's better today, but pretty cold, 4 C.
by faoileag
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: sù/sutha vs sòfa
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: sù/sutha vs sòfa

You can certainly use fòn, a' fònadh as a verb, but there is an alternative form that is often used (and my own preferred one), cuir fòn gu. That to me sounds more idiomatic, on the analogy of cuir litir / post-d / fios gu. It also keeps the word fòn unchanged, so no confusion about meaning through ...
by faoileag
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: sù/sutha vs sòfa
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: sù/sutha vs sòfa

I can only assume it's the pronunciation. sù is essentially an attempt to render "zoo" in Gaelic spelling, though it's pronounced with a Z, which Gaelic doesn't have. The S in sù is therefore not a typical Gaelic S sound, and doesn't feel natural with spelling / pron. rules that belong to the sound ...
by faoileag
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhuibh uile!
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Halò agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhuibh uile!

Fàilte chridheil an seo, agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhut fhèin!

Math cluinntinn mu na rinn thu gu ruige seo airson do chuid Gàidhlig agus gu bheil do mhac ann am FtMG. Cum ort! :moladh:

Bhiodh e fìor mhath d' fhaicinn an seo gu tric, le naidheachdan, ceistean is eile. Cleachd i no caill i! :-)
by faoileag
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Duolingo phrases :)
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Duolingo phrases :)

An dòchas gu bheil rudeigin eile ort cuideachd! ;-)

Hope you have something else on too!

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhut! :-D
by faoileag
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Dog commands
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Dog commands

Lots online. Have fun! ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx7jQFopvO4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVx47iaWJQE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id4NJC251xQ https://www.siliconglen.scot/Scotland/7_13.html and here is an earlier thread on the same topic. https://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/viewto...
by faoileag
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Forum FAQ
Topic: Gaelic2012
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Gaelic2012

Hi Larissa, You'll see that the references to this are all from 2012 or shortly after. That's because it was a special sub-forum founded early in 2012 as a project from someone at at a University (Glasgow?) to win new learners for Gaelic in the course of that year. It basically was to help beginners...
by faoileag
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Pod-chraoladh ùr de sgeulachdan Gàidhlig
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

Pod-chraoladh ùr de sgeulachdan Gàidhlig

Goireas ùr inntinneach (do dh'fhileantaich / dh'adhartaich co-dhiù) air a nochdadh: 'S e Sgeul is Seanachas a th' air a' phod-chraoladh a tha Fòram Sgeulachdan na h-Alba air cruthachadh. Cluinnear measgachadh de sgeulachdan traidiseanta, eachdraidheil is èibhinn anns a' Ghàidhlig, air an gabhail le ...
by faoileag
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation of agus
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Pronunciation of agus

You'll even hear "eggus". :-)


Just think of all the English speakers you know who pronounce the same things slightly differently - depending on region or personal preference.
by faoileag
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò. Is mise Lemonie.
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Halò. Is mise Lemonie.

Fàilte, Lemonie! :-) Radio nan Gàidheal: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radionangaidheal But don't be put off if you don't understand much for quite a while - that's the usual learner experience. Let it wash over you and you'll get a feel for intonation and sounds. Be glad if the odd word or phrase jumps out...
by faoileag
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 8
Views: 1793

Re: Hello all!

'S e do bheatha! :D

You're welcome!
by faoileag
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: tr*nsl*t**n of Aigha bàs
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: tr*nsl*t**n of Aigha bàs

The Aigha part could be a mistake or a change over time from the noun àigh , menaing, among other things, good fortune, or (earlier) glory. (AFB, Dwelly). So maybe maybe originally Àigh! Bàs! - Glory! Death! Slogan evolved from sluagh-ghairm, so lots of scope for the history of Ya bass! ;-) sluagh-g...