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by Mairead
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206431

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

I wasn't sure whether or not to aspirate trang. I did it because I'm female. Is that not standard when referring to yourself? Would you, for example, say 'Tha i thrang' but 'Tha mi/thu/sibh/sinn/iad trang' regardless of gender?
by Mairead
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206431

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Tapadh leat, a Luchag Bhochd. Bidh mi a' leughadh mu 'mu.' Chan eil mi air Gàidhlig a leugh mòran oir tha mi thrang. Tha mòran cèilichean nan Stàitean Aonaichte againn! Chaidh mi, mo phiuthar agus m'athair a Dhùn Èideann an-dè airson chèilidh air tìdsearan nan Stàitean Aonaichte. Bha mòran spòrs aga...
by Mairead
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206431

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Mile taing, a phoor-mouse. :) Does 'mu' lenite? I've never been quite sure as to its usage. Dè tha thusa a dèanamh, a phoor-mouse? (Besides helping us with grammar! :) )
by Mairead
Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206431

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Glè mhath! Am bheil thu air dhol a dh'Alba a-riamh? Agus am bheil thu a' dol a Loch Nis? Chan eil mi air dhol a Ghlaschu idir, ach 's toil leam Dùn Èideann agus Inbhir Nis gu mòr. Tha mi a' dol a Dhùn Èideann Dimàirt oir tha iad a' dol tìdsearan bho an aimsir a chaidh seachad (?). Tha mòran cèiliche...
by Mairead
Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206431

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Meal do naidheachd, a choempa! Bu toil leam a bhith ag ionnsachadh Beurla. Tha mi 'n dòchas gum bi thu a' faireachdainn nas fheàrr! 'S e eadar-theangachadh doirbh a tha ann sin. (Chan eil mi air ga dhèanamh(?), ach tha fios agam gum bheil e doirbh.) Congratulations, coempa! I would like to teach Eng...
by Mairead
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206431

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

A Mhàiri, tapadh leat; tha mi a' faireachdainn nas fheàrr. :) Is toil le na clann 'The Simpsons', mar sin tha iad ag iarraidh ga choimhead a-mhàin(?). Bha e soirbh. 'S toil leam Ovid agus Homer gu mòr, ach chan eil mi a' tuigsinn Laideann no Greugais clasaigeach, mar sin tha mi gan leugh sa' Bheurla...
by Mairead
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206431

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Bha latha math, a Mhàiri! An toil leat Na Pàipearan Fheadaraileach agus Sophocles? Chan eil mi air dhol a Wyoming. Chan eil mi air leugh Na Pàipearan Fheadaraileach agus Sophocles cuideachd... ach tha mi air leugh beagan Plato, agus mòran bàrdachd clasaigeach. Tha mi air a lèireadh le tinneas an fhe...
by Mairead
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: An Uiridh
Replies: 20
Views: 4066

Re: An Uiridh

Yes, that's what I've been asking--what the different ways are because it depends! Thanks so much for these suggestions! In the one with a' dol , is that part of it because you went somewhere or is it part of the full phrase of enjoying? With this I'm asking, if you wanted to say 'We had lots of fun...
by Mairead
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: An Uiridh
Replies: 20
Views: 4066

Re: An Uiridh

Enjoying oneself, so like, 'We had fun' and if that's different from 'the party was fun (enjoyable)'. Would you say, for example, that craic is on you, at you, etc? Or perhaps spòrs, or perhaps a verb?
by Mairead
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: An Uiridh
Replies: 20
Views: 4066

Re: An Uiridh

Is there a construction in Gaelic that uses spòrs or craic or another word to express enjoying oneself? I did look up adjectives for 'enjoyable' etc. but it's hard to gauge what's the most common way to express this in Gaelic by just using the dictionary and grammar book.
by Mairead
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 4
Views: 1923

Re: Hi!

Hi draguakale, welcome to the forum! I love Ireland too. However, this is a Scottish Gaelic forum so if you'd like to learn Irish Gaelic rather than Scottish Gaelic, this isn't the best place. I think there are some people who know Irish here but the focus is Scottish Gaelic. The languages are relat...
by Mairead
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: An Uiridh
Replies: 20
Views: 4066

Re: An Uiridh

Thanks so much, a fhaoileag! Ah, I think I finally understand the months and seasons formatting. (I had just forgotten that the 't' was part of the article.) My teacher is from Harris, and she uses the English names for most months so she didn't tell us how to format the Gaelic names (ie do you form...
by Mairead
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206431

Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Tha an samhradh ann an Chicago glè theth. Ann an Wisconsin cuideachd. Chan eil ro fuar no ro teth ann an Alba riamh. Tha i tlàth daonnan. 'S toil leam sin. Tha Wisconsin glè, glè, GLÈ fhuar sa' gheamhradh, le mòran sneachd mòran mìosan. Tha Alba nas blàithe. Chan eil fiù 's deigh ann! (Chan eil sa' ...
by Mairead
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: An Uiridh
Replies: 20
Views: 4066

Re: An Uiridh

I see! The main dictionary I use is The New English-Gaelic Dictionary by Derick S. Thomson (Professor of Celtic, University of Glasgow), Gairm Publications, Glasgow 1981. Any word that's not in there or is of unclear usage, I look up on Am Faclair Beag . My other main source of spelling and vocabula...
by Mairead
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: An Uiridh
Replies: 20
Views: 4066

Re: An Uiridh

'S toil leam gum bheil sibh a' seinn anns an cànanan sin! Am bheil do choisir anns a' Ghleann Rathais? No 'faisg air'? I like that you sing in those languages! Is your choir in Glenrothes? Or nearby? I have been trying to work out the issues highlighted in your post, a Sheonaidh. Here is your list a...