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by faoileag
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 15
Views: 6421

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

Living in a place is not a habitual action. You don't do it again and again. That's why it's unlikely to be used in the future tense when you mean the present. Your examples are fine - they ARE repeated actions. Habits, rather than ongoing states. A bheil thu a' fuireach an seo? covers now and in ge...
by faoileag
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Seòlta Gaelic / Newswatch on Gab
Replies: 15
Views: 5513

Re: Seòlta Gaelic / Newswatch on Gab

Mòran taing airson seo a dhèanamh agus an ceangal a cho-roinneadh an seo.
Bidh e feumail le cinnt. :-)
by faoileag
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò a h-uile daoine bho Seòlta
Replies: 2
Views: 2758

Re: Halò a h-uile daoine bho Seòlta

Fàilte chridheil ort, a Sheòlta! Math cluinntinn mun phròiseact agad - beachd gu math inntinneach is feumail a bh' agad. A' dèanamh fiughair ri conaltradh a bharrachd an seo. :-) A warm welcome to you, Seòlta. Good to hear about your project - that's an interesting and useful idea you had. Looking f...
by faoileag
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Help with a Sentence for a Poem I'm Writing
Replies: 16
Views: 8506

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

fuilich, a' fuileachadh is more what a doctor would do - draw blood, take blood from someone, i.e. used transitively.

If you don't like dòrtadh, what about sìl, a' sìleadh? Oooze, trickle, flow.
by faoileag
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Duolingo phrases :)
Replies: 9
Views: 5938

Re: Duolingo phrases :)

Just trying to make learning fun, therefore memorable - not everyone's sense of humour, admittedly! ;-) But you have now used it / written it / thought about it / told others about it, so you have thereby increased your chance of learning useful vocab, even if likely to be re-used in different conte...
by faoileag
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Words or names?
Replies: 3
Views: 3085

Re: Words or names?

Klondyke, a river in the Yukon, was symbolic of the Canadian gold rush. A century later the word Klondyker came to be used for Russian and East European fish-factory ships that regularly visited the Scottish west coast fishing harbours, chasing the to them big money to be made from mass processing, ...
by faoileag
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: True or false sa Ghàidhlig
Replies: 4
Views: 3688

Re: True or false sa Ghàidhlig

Chunnaic mi àiteigin suirbhidh sa Ghàidhlig le Ceart / Ceàrr.
by faoileag
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum
Replies: 326
Views: 125482

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Tha mi duilich, chan fhaca mi seo roimhe. :naire: Sorry, only just spotted this! Fàite chridheil ort, agus mòran taing airson a' phuist agad! 'S math a rinn thu! :flur: A warm welcome to you, and many thanks for your post. Well done! Tha Gàidhlig gu leòr agad agus 's urrainn dhut pàirt a ghabail le ...
by faoileag
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: matamataig---àireamheachd
Replies: 15
Views: 6421

Re: matamataig---àireamheachd

Like primary school maths in English: 10 take away 4 makes/equals 6. ( You have 10, now take away 4, that makes 6). As a non-arithmetical person, I find most ways of expressing sums illogical or slippery, so I'm all for simple commands. 10 minus 4 is 6 is to me not true; it gives 6 / produces 6 etc,...
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: 16
Views: 8506

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: 6481

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: 6627

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: 1130
Views: 185241

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: 5132

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: 5132

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 ...