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by Cèid
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Tuilleadh moBheurla
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Hmm. Whoever wrote that apparently has a lot trouble with this "simple language." I have 10-year-old ESL students who write better English than that. You know, it's been my experience as an ESL teacher of 15 or so years that students who are sloppy and flippant in their usage of one language tend to...
by Cèid
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: eadar-theangachaidhean
Replies: 102
Views: 25777

69. Carson Eadailtis? Tha m' athair a' gluasad gu Naples an ath sheachdain. Cànan ràsanach co-dhiù.

70. Indeed. Italian is just Latin with more consonants, and Latin is a dead language for a good reason. But don't tell any Italian that I said that!
by Cèid
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: eadar-theangachaidhean
Replies: 102
Views: 25777

I'll give this a try: 17. Ach thuirt e e ann an Cuimris, mar sin fhreagair mi le an aon t-abairt a bha fios agam anns a' chànan sin: "Arhoswch - mae'r coetsmon wedi cael ei daro gan fellt!" I'm not 100% sure "le" is the prep I should use there, but that should be at least coherent. 18. I have brough...
by Cèid
Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Taghadh
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Tha mi duilich, ach tha mi a' smaoineachadh nach eil iomadh duine a-muigh na SAA fìor thuigsinn caimar a tha an tadhadh seo glè bhrìgheil, eachdraidheil ris muinntir Ameireaganaich. Gu fortanach, creid iomadh duine a-muigh na SAA gum biodh Obama ceannard glè mhath le cùisean eader-nàiseanail. Creid ...
by Cèid
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Rosetta Stone: Gàidhlig
Replies: 18
Views: 3215

Math fhèin, Alasdair. Nuair a thoiseach mi Gàidhlig ag ionnsachadh, lorg mi a' thoinndadh Ghàidhlig à Rosetta Stone ach chan eil aonar ann, gu mì-fhortanach. Bidh mi a' sgrìobhadh ruitha on tha mi a' smaoineachadh gum bhiodh seo rud math airson Gàidhlig.
by Cèid
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Tha ceist agam mu an t-abair seo
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Tha ceist agam mu an t-abair seo

Bha mi a' leughadh an t-aithris BhBC seo agus cha b' urrainn dhomh an t-abair seo a thuigsinn

Chaidh rabhadh a thoirt seachad


Dè tha seo ann an Beurla? "An alarm went out" no "An alarm was given out"?

Tapadh leibh.
by Cèid
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 274130

'S e còmhlan "punk rock" às a' Ghearmailt a tha anntasan.

Sie sind ein Punkrockband aus Deutschland.

(I think the name's supposed to be a little silly. :priob: )
by Cèid
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hallo
Replies: 16
Views: 6597

Ceart gu leor. I haven't set up my Skype account yet (I just got a headset today - I plan to do that tomorrow - must go eat dinner right now - starving) but when I do I'll PM you my Skype name and my email addy so we can get in touch. Mar sin leat. 8-)
by Cèid
Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hallo
Replies: 16
Views: 6597

Re: AGA

Cèit, Yes. I'm taking the beginner level. The last class is this Wed. New classes start in late Sept. The beginner level goes through TYG lesson 8. They also give us lessons taken from the Taic website. We went through lesson 19. Beginner class does not cover past and future of verbs (only TO BE), ...
by Cèid
Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: "'S nach fhaigh mi baisteadh an Uibhist" - semanti
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

I doubt she's speaking of her own baptism, but rather using baptism as a metaphor for a future baby. After reading all the lyrics, I think the song is about a young woman who's fallen in love with a young man who's left her, for whatever reason, and is vowing to not marry unless she can be with him ...
by Cèid
Mon May 19, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hallo
Replies: 16
Views: 6597

agasgoil - are you taking the beginner level at the AGA? How far along does the beginner level get? I'm interested in enrolling for Sept and the native speaker I've been working with via email thinks by Sept I ought to be ready for the intermediate level.
by Cèid
Thu May 08, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Verbal Horse Commands
Replies: 14
Views: 4792

Cripes. I have like a zillion Gaidhlig dictionaries in my house and not one has the proper defs of these words! Grumble. Eileen Try Dwelly's, if you have it. That usually has a lot of traditional words used with animals. The problem is threefold, I think. First, people who compile dictionaries and ...
by Cèid
Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: 'S mise agasgoil
Replies: 13
Views: 4912

Re: Thanks for the greetings!

Fàilte! :smeid: Tha mi Amaireaganach cuideachd. Tha mi à California, ged a tha mi a' fuireach ann an Texas a-nis. I'm American too. I'm from California, although I live in Texas now. FYI - you don't use airson when saying how long you did something. From Akerbeltz : Adverbs of time in Gaelic do not ...
by Cèid
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: New learners book!
Replies: 34
Views: 13788

And if you're in the southern US you'll also hear "A 'm good." :? Nonsense. I've lived in the South for over 20 years, and I've never hear anyone say that. Southern Americans say " I'm good," as well as "I'm fine" (which is more common) and "I'm doing good/well/fine," usually followed by "thanks" o...
by Cèid
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Hoi Polloi & Modern Irish language music
Replies: 4
Views: 2867

In musiological terms, yes, "punk" is considered modern, as is all popular forms of music from the last 100 years. It may be passé [/i]but it's still "modern." As for the clips of newer artists, I wouldn't say "brilliant." A couple of them are pretty bland, while a couple are promising. The Steve Ea...