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by Seonaidh
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Sùil air a' mhearachd 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3878

Re: Sùil air a' mhearachd 2014

'S dòcha gum biodh "gàrraidhean" nas fheàrr, ach tha "gàraidhean" ceart gu leòr.
by Seonaidh
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: do/a vs gu
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Re: do/a vs gu

To elaborate slightly (but possibly too elaborate...), "gu" might be "towards" or "up to", whereas "do" might imply something beyond merely "up to", e.g. "into" etc. But it's fuzzy - and often either can be used - apart from in set verb thingies where a particular one implies a specific meaning the ...
by Seonaidh
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: OK, Enough dawdling... time to get back to work...
Replies: 27
Views: 7377

Re: OK, Enough dawdling... time to get back to work...

Uill, dè th' ann an luch ach radan beag... Tha mi cinnteach nach radan a-mhàin a chaidh an leantainn a-mach à Hameln. Agus gun robh iad uile a' dannsadh aig ceòl a' phìobaire. Ach 's dòcha gu bheil cuideigin an seo às a' Ghearmailt aig am bi fiosrachadh nas fheàrr air an sgeulachd.
by Seonaidh
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Clàran nan gnìomhairean / Verb Tables
Replies: 20
Views: 4210

Re: Clàran nan gnìomhairean / Verb Tables

Ceart. Bidh sèimheachadh an dèidh "cha" - seach T, D, S.
by Seonaidh
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Sùil air a' mhearachd 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3878

Re: Sùil air a' mhearachd 2014

Fàilte do - Fàilte gu - chan eil mòran diofair ann. There are, however, some real howlers in that notice - keep looking!
by Seonaidh
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: OK, Enough dawdling... time to get back to work...
Replies: 27
Views: 7377

Re: OK, Enough dawdling... time to get back to work...

Nach eil thu eòlach air "Rattenfänger von Hameln"? Sa Bheurla, "The Pied Piper of Hamelin"
by Seonaidh
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Grammar check
Replies: 6
Views: 3147

Re: Grammar check

Aidh. "fo chunnart".
by Seonaidh
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Sùil air a' mhearachd 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3878

Re: Sùil air a' mhearachd 2014

Lost it. But it was too long anyway. Just the SMO one - * Ghàidhlig seach Gàidhlig * Chan eil na dà chànan co-ionnan: feuch "Scotland's Gaelic College" sa Bheurla * "Ionnsaich Gàidhlig" agus "Learn Gaelic": an ann àithneach a tha a' Bheurla dhà-rìribh? Leave the biggie for others (and there's lots t...
by Seonaidh
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'Gaelicising' Foreign and Invented Words
Replies: 10
Views: 2519

Re: 'Gaelicising' Foreign and Invented Words

Varies from speaker to speaker. Not generally regarded as "wrong" either way. But most speakers would use "a" rather than "do" (although you'd get "do" more in writing). One wonders how many might go with "a Naomh Prainnseas"...
by Seonaidh
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'Gaelicising' Foreign and Invented Words
Replies: 10
Views: 2519

Re: 'Gaelicising' Foreign and Invented Words

As a prison, I'm minded of "Alcatraz". Obviously, being in Caliphornia, it is an Arabic name...in similar style to "alcohol", "algebra" and, in Spanish, "alfombra" and "alcalde". In "proper" Arabic, the "al" is actually a separate definite article, as seen in such well-known names as "Al Jazeera". A...
by Seonaidh
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'Gaelicising' Foreign and Invented Words
Replies: 10
Views: 2519

Re: 'Gaelicising' Foreign and Invented Words

The usual genitive of "cànan" is "cànain". I don't get this "an Azkabain" bit, though: it looks as if you're trying to say "in Azkaban" ("ann an Azkaban" in full, often the "ann" is missed out). If so, it's definitely not genitive anyway. Have you, perchance, heard of a place called "Alba" in Gaelic...
by Seonaidh
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Saor-laithean ann an Leòdhas
Replies: 13
Views: 4087

Re: Saor-laithean ann an Leòdhas

I am struggling to make sense of either of those. Are you trying to say something like "where Gaelic is spoken"? In which case it might be better to say "far an cleachdar a' Ghàidhlig [fhathast]": "bruidhinn" tends to have a more literal aspect in Gaelic than in English (and the impersonal form woul...
by Seonaidh
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Grammar check
Replies: 6
Views: 3147

Re: Grammar check

Let's Czech... 'S e teanga brèagha a th' ann an Gàidhlig, agus 's e an teanga làitheil de milte de dhaoine. Fhuair Gailge freagairt mhór bhon coimhearsnachd, agus tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil iomadh duine ann am biodh ùidh aca ann an Gàidhlig cuideachd. Tha Gàidhlig ri spàirn, ach tha mi a' crei...
by Seonaidh
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Leabhar-Clàraidh
Replies: 7
Views: 3380

Re: Leabhar-Clàraidh

Aidh, tha sin ceart. Indeed, the Icelandic is "fjörður" from ON "fjörðr" or similar, which in most grammatical cases goes to something like "firði", hence "firth" rather than the cognate (but differently-meaning) "ford" - or "fiord" or "forth" for that matter. As for "linne", yes, it's often used fo...
by Seonaidh
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Mac Ghille Fhionntaig?
Replies: 10
Views: 2817

Re: Mac Ghille Fhionntaig?

As you stated, in pronunciation you can't tell whether it's lenited or just subsumed into the preceding C of Mac. So why be judgemental about it?