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by Mairead
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hàlo!
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: Hàlo!

Fàilte, a Scott! An toil leat BBC Alba? Tha mòran prògraman aige. I love watching BBC Alba to practise Gaelic! The kids' programmes aren't subtitled but you can infer a lot of what's going on based on the visuals, so it's a fun way to train your ears. :) And most of the adult programmes are subtitle...
by Mairead
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: An Uiridh
Replies: 20
Views: 4066

Re: An Uiridh

A fhaoileag, thanks! I found the section in my book on plurals to be lacking, but my teacher said there are lots of different endings. I will write down the things you said in my grammar notes! :) And thanks, I have a lot of fun working out how to say things in Gaelic, surrounded by my notes and boo...
by Mairead
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: An Uiridh
Replies: 20
Views: 4066

Re: An Uiridh

Thanks for pointing out the parts with issues, and sorry that all your work disappeared. That can be so frustrating when the computer does that! I know that I have not figured out the consistent way to refer to the months/seasons (which is why they're up there; I found that confusing and tried to fo...
by Mairead
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: An Uiridh
Replies: 20
Views: 4066

An Uiridh

Halò! Tha mi a' sgrìobhadh mu an uiridh, m-uiridh "gap". A lot happened in my gap year and instead of writing about it in English, I'm writing about it in Gaelic for some good language practise. I just wrote one of the sections, about music, and was hoping for some help correcting any mist...
by Mairead
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Gaelic Surveys
Replies: 1
Views: 1456

Gaelic Surveys

Just saw an ad on Facebook that might interest people here. Survey PRAEG says... Calling all Scottish Gaelic speakers and learners! Take part in our 10 minute weekly survey and earn rewards such as Amazon vouchers or funding for your local community group. THOIR DHUINN DO BHEACHDAN AIR PRÒGRAMAN GÀI...
by Mairead
Mon May 26, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206373

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

Rinn mi bhidio ùr san Ghàidhlig timcheall cunntadh. Seo bhidio . A Choempa, 's toil leat cànanan gu dearbh. :) 'S toil leamsa cuideachd! Tha Gearmailtis aig mo sheanmhair oir tha i à Ghearmailt. Tha beagan facal agam. I made a new Gaelic video about counting. Coempa, you sure like languages. :) Me t...
by Mairead
Mon May 26, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum
Replies: 320
Views: 77817

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

"Tá" can mean "is" in Irish, like in "Tá mé" for I am or "Tá do mhargadh déanta" for Your match is made. It's true that th is not silent at the beginning of words like in "tha", but it can be silent in other places like in "math." The point...
by Mairead
Sun May 25, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum
Replies: 320
Views: 77817

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Fàilte, a fhranc! Welcome, Franc! :) You'll find your Irish background quite helpful for Gaelic, and once you figure out which sounds are equivalent (for example, "ta" in Irish is "tha" in Gaelic, with th being silent) you'll probably get a lot of momentum from that. :)
by Mairead
Sun May 25, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Haló ás Na Stáltean Aonaichte!
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: Haló ás Na Stáltean Aonaichte!

Halò, a Noah! Fàilte. :) Tha mi às Na Stàitean Aonaichte cuideachd, ach tha mi a' fuireach ann an Alba. Tha mi à Wisconsin. Tha teaghlach agam ann an Austin. Ma tha ceistan agad timcheall a bhith a' fuireach ann an Alba an dèidh Na Stàitean Aonaichte, faighnich fèir. :) 'Se tòisichear annam ri Gàidh...
by Mairead
Sun May 25, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206373

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

Dè tha sibh a' dèanamh? Tha mi a' cluinntinn ceòl Ghàidhlig. Chaidh sinn a chuirm ealantais an-diugh. Agus am bheil sibh a' bruidhinn cànanan eile? Tha mi a' bruidhinn Spàinntis. Tha mi air a leugh beagan Seapanais agus beagan Laideann. What are you all doing? I am listening to Gaelic music. We went...
by Mairead
Fri May 23, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206373

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

A Mhàiri, fhuirich mi anns na frith-bhailtean cuideachd. Uill, bha mi a' fuireach ann am bàile bheag ri frith-bhailtean faisg air làimh. (Bàile bheag ri slat-tomhais Aimeirigeachean, fichead agus beagan mìle feadhainn. A Choempa, gun dèid leat! Mary, I lived in the suburbs too. Well, I lived in a sm...
by Mairead
Thu May 22, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206373

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

Oops, I meant to use "is", not "tha"! But it's true, you can't always extrapolate, but it's fun and important to try. :) Leugh mi Riaghailt-àireimh ann an àrd-sgoil. Bha e dùbhlanach, agus air uairibh bha e glè inntinneach. Chan eil mi a' dèanamh matamataigs no saidheans a-nis. '...
by Mairead
Tue May 20, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206373

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

I adapted "Tha brèagha leam e" from this construction: "is neònach leam e = it seems odd to me" (Toraidhean an Fhaclair Bhig, online).
by Mairead
Tue May 20, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206373

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

Tha mi toilichte gun bha do dheuchainn a' dol glè mhath, A Choempa! :) Alasdair, tha brèagha leam e. (Ach, chan eil mi ag òl cofaidh. 'S fhearr leam tì.) Tha mi air bhith trang aig an taigh-tasgaidh na h-iasgaireachde. Tha mi a' leughadh mòran cuideachd. Tha mi a' dealbhaidh fasan meadhan-aoiseil. I...
by Mairead
Sat May 17, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 206373

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

A Choempa, tha mi 'n dochas gum bidh do dheuchainn a' dol glè mhath.

Coempa, I hope your exams go well!