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by virtualvinodh
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

dh'Fhuirich mi air a shon - I waited for him. I thought, like everything else, you do something "on" someone, rather than "for" someone. So would the following be correct: dh'Fhuirich thu air a son - You waited for her Fuirichidh iad air mo shon - They will wait for me Tha i a' fuireach air an son ...
by virtualvinodh
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

I have incorporated the corrections (just for my own reference) Chaidh mi dhan bhàr an-dè. Bha mi ann gu seachd uairean. Thuirt mo charaid gun tachradh e orm an-siud. Ach chan fhaca mi aig a' bhàr e. Cha robh e an-seo fhathast. Dh'fhuirich mi air a shon. Cha do rinn mi mòran. Ma-thà, chunnaic mi nig...
by virtualvinodh
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

Well, lucky old you, then! Dè tha thu ag iarraidh - sgrùdadh air do Ghàidhlig 's dòcha? It's not quite right, but then neither is the English. I'm sure both are reasonably understandable. Well... The English is kinda back translated. And English isn't exactly my first language :| Gaelic is (like mo...
by virtualvinodh
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

Chaidh mi dhan bhàr an-dè. Ràinig mi an-seo aig seachd uairean. Bha mo charaid ag rádh gun robh a' tighinn air cèilidh orm an-seo. Ach, cha robh mi ga fhaicinn anns a' bhàr. Cha robh e an-seo fhathast. dh'Fuirich mi air. Cha do rinn mi mòran. Ma-thà, chunnaic mi nighean faisg air mo bhòrd. Chuala mi...
by virtualvinodh
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation of laigh/nigh/ruith in past & present tense
Replies: 5
Views: 2199

Re: Pronunciation of laigh/nigh/ruith in past & present tens

If I heard correctly, /l/,/n/,/r/ were all dental and velarised in the present tense, but quite normal in the past. (or perhaps, it was the other way around). As Seonaidh has already said, these are lenited sounds, even though the lenition is not marked. "Lenition" is basically Latin for "weakening...
by virtualvinodh
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

'S e do bheatha :D airson mo chòmhradh a cheartachadh - Note how stuff switches places here, I don't know if you have learned the grammar for that yet. Thanks ! If she is a native speaker, you can trust her judgement that her phrase is correct. "Cò às a tha thu" is the phrase that is usually taught...
by virtualvinodh
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

Love it! I don't know how familiar you are with English, but let's try an interesting paraphrase here:- "My English teacher (who is from Fife) told us that, "Where are you from" is the Edinburgh variant, and that it is essentially ungrammatical (but idiomatic). She specifically stressed that, "Wher...
by virtualvinodh
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation of laigh/nigh/ruith in past & present tense
Replies: 5
Views: 2199

Pronunciation of laigh/nigh/ruith in past & present tense

Hi, I had past covered in my class last week. My Gaelic teacher (from Harris) said there is a slight difference between in the pronunciation of the following verbs, even though they are spelt same in past and present tense: laigh, nigh, ruith If I heard correctly, /l/,/n/,/r/ were all dental and vel...
by virtualvinodh
Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

Míle taing dhuibh airson ceartachadh mo chòmhradh ! Thousand thanks to you for correcting my conversation ! M: Meadhanach math. Tapadh leat. Cò às a tha thu ? (You mixed this up with "Càite a bheil thu?") My Gaelic teacher (who is from Harris) told that, "Cò às a tha thu" is the Lewis variant, and t...
by virtualvinodh
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

Tapadh Leibh :-)

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by virtualvinodh
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

Màrtainn: An tusa Sìne a tha ann ? Sìne: Tha. 'S mise a tha ann. Màrtainn: Halò. Ciamar a tha thu, a Shìne ? 'S mise Màrtainn. Sìne: Tha gu math. Tapadh leat. Ciamar a tha thu fhèin, a Mhartainn ? M: Meadhanach math. Tapadh leat. Càite às a bheil thu ? S: Tha mi às a' Chuimrigh. M: Glè mhath. A bhei...
by virtualvinodh
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

poor_mouse wrote:a Sheumis >> a Sheumais
dochas >> dòchas
Tapadh Leibh :-)

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by virtualvinodh
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

Just an imagined conversation: Màmaidh: A Sheumis, Càit' a bheil thu ? Nach eil thu gam chluintinn ? A Sheumis ! Seumas: Tha. Tha. Bha mise gur cluintinn. Nach eil sibhse gam fhaicinn ? M: Chan eil, A Sheumis. Tha Màmaidh glè sgìth. Chan eil Màmaidh a' cluich falach-fead riut. Tha Màmaidh anns a' ch...
by virtualvinodh
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Re: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

Joy wrote back :)

mìle taing dhut Vinodh - tha mi toilichte gu bheil an clàr a' còrdadh riut 's gur toil leat na h-òrain

I suppose this means : Thousand thanks to you Vinodh. I am happy that you are enjoying the Album and that you like the songs.

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by virtualvinodh
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo Sgrìobhaidhean
Replies: 40
Views: 10438

Mo Sgrìobhaidhean

Hello folks... I'm trying to write at least few sentences a day in Gàidhlig. To kickstart, I wrote the following in the FB page of Gaelic singer Joy Dunlop as a response to her status. Gàidhlig 'S e album uabhasach math a tha ann na faileasan. 'S glè thoil leam na h-òrain - "Ma phòsas mi idir" agus ...