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by faoileag
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Penpal
Replies: 1
Views: 52

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: 112

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: 187

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: 336

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: 1004

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: 563

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: 1004

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: 815

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: 501

'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 ...
by faoileag
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: A Mhórag an dèan thu tighinn
Replies: 4
Views: 871

A Mhórag an dèan thu tighinn

I read it as:
"That's the hope they are in"

Parallel construction to:
Sin an dòchas anns a bheil iad. - that's the hope in which they are.
by faoileag
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halo / Bonjour
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Halo / Bonjour

Fàilte ort, Espagnac!

Welcome to the delights of the Gaelic tongue. :-)

Very glad you found us, and that you like the intricacies of language.

Nollaig Chridheil dhut! :flur:
by faoileag
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Pippi Fhad-stocainneach
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Pippi Fhad-stocainneach

Meal do naidheachd, akerbeltz.

Goireas math eile - agus preusant na Nollaig math cuideachd, ma bhios clann san teaghlach! :-)
by faoileag
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: London Gaelic event 2.12.18
Replies: 0
Views: 172

London Gaelic event 2.12.18

Leughaidhean is Duain aig àm Nollaig
Readings and carols for Christmas in Gaelic

Sunday 2 Dec , 6.30pm
Lumen United Reformed Church
88 Tavistock Place
WC1H 9RS

with Còisir Lunnain (London Gaelic Choir)

Refreshments after the service.

Please spread the word!

:flur:
by faoileag
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Using Ann for Exists
Replies: 21
Views: 2085

Using Ann for Exists

'S e seinneadair a th' annam. 'S e bàile mòr a th' ann an Glaschu. Glaschu? 'S e baile mòr a th' ann, gu dearbh. 'S e àite brèagha a th' ann an Ulapul. Ulapul? 'S e àite glè bhrèagha a th' ann, tha thu ceart. 'S e cuspair doirbh a th' ann. 'S e latha math a bh' ann. If you scratch the surface, what ...
by faoileag
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò!
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Halò!

Fàilte bhuamsa cuideachd! I see you live in Moray. There is a Gaelic teaching centre in Nairn, and depending how far from Inverness you are, there are lots of Gaelic events, get-togethers, music etc on there from time to time. https://moraylanguagecentre.weebly.com/ https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/...