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by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hi! New beginner here
Replies: 8
Views: 2812

Re: Hi! New beginner here

Ma s' e ur toil e! Which is a direct transliteration of the French: "s'il vous plaît" and was invented by learners who thought that Gaelic was an impolite language because it doesn't have a word for "please", not understanding of course that it simply doesn't need one any more than it needs words f...
by MarcMacUilleim
Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Beginner asks about "tu"
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: Beginner asks about "tu"

It's pretty much always "tu": - with the conditional - "an canadh tu...?" - with the regular future independent form - "Fàgaidh tu" "Ruithidh tu" - with the relative future - "Cuin' a bhios tu air ais?" - with some irregular past tenses = "Am faca tu?" "An cuala tu" It's pretty much always "thu" - w...
by MarcMacUilleim
Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Genitive with 'gach'
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Genitive with 'gach'

'leanabh' = child and 'os cionn' takes the genitive, so 'above a child' would be 'o chionns leinibh', would it not?

But how would you say 'above each child'? Is it as simple as 'os cionn gach leinibh'...?
by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Bon voyage
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Bon voyage

Mòran taing. A bheil diofar sam bith eadarra...?
by MarcMacUilleim
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Bon voyage
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Bon voyage

Do you say "turas math dhut / dhuibh" or "turas math leat / leibh"?
by MarcMacUilleim
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Naidheachd na Gàidhlig / Gaelic News
Topic: Sgoil-Earraich Nàiseanta (Meall Bùirn, Astràilia)
Replies: 8
Views: 6711

Re: Sgoil-Earraich Nàiseanta (Meall Bùirn, Astràilia)

Raghnaid NicGaraidh wrote:aig direadh na seachdaine
aig deireadh na seachdaine - dìreadh = "climbing"
Raghnaid NicGaraidh wrote:a th’ ann na tìdsearan
a th' anns na tidsearan
Raghnaid NicGaraidh wrote:Seo an linc
Seo an ceangal
Raghnaid NicGaraidh wrote:Seo an foirm
Seo am foirm
Raghnaid NicGaraidh wrote:airson an sgoil
airson na sgoile - airson takes the genitive
Raghnaid NicGaraidh wrote:gum bi mi gur fhaicinn
gum bi mi gur faicinn
by MarcMacUilleim
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1130
Views: 211503

Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

http://ww2.highland.gov.uk/highland_cou ... he_weather

Either is fine, but it's very common for people to use i to describe the weather.
by MarcMacUilleim
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1130
Views: 211503

Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Agnieszka wrote:The e blah agus soilleir an-diugh.
blath

Also, some people prefer to use i for weather (e.g. Tha i blath) rather than e, because sìde and aimsir are both feminine, but I wouldn't worry about that too much... :D
by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 264576

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

faoileag wrote:trang - bustling, full of activity (place, atmosphere etc) - but I fear this mis-translation (busy for people) is with us to stay.
Agreed, regrettably.
by MarcMacUilleim
Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 264576

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

Agnieszka wrote:Tha mi ag éisteachd ceòl
Tha mi ag èisteachd ri ceòl
Agnieszka wrote:tha mi ag dèanamh sìon
chan eil mi a' dèanamh sìon
http://www.faclair.com/?txtSearch=s%C3%ACon
by MarcMacUilleim
Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 264576

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

Agnieszka wrote:I was asking you all (all members of that forum)
It was more the fact that you wrote
Agnieszka wrote:MarcMacUilleim - Tapadh leibh!
by MarcMacUilleim
Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 264576

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

Agnieszka wrote:Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?
Tha mi ceart gu leòr, mòran taing son faighneachd, ach cha ruigear a leas "sibh" a chur orm!
I'm fine, thanks for asking, but there's no need to call me "sibh"!
by MarcMacUilleim
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 264576

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

Tha mi ag sgrìobhadh teacsa mu Pòlainneach agus Seiceach cliar. "cliar" is really a company of wondering minstrels, not a single poet. The usual word for poet is "bàrd": http://www.faclair.com/?txtSearch=poet "mu" causes lenition: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mu#Scottish_Gaelic Adjectives almost ...
by MarcMacUilleim
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 264576

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

I think my teacher from Harris uses "Tha mi a'dol a-mach a-nochd" but I'm not sure.{/quote] Fair enough, though purists will tell you that it's Beurlag... :-) Cha robh a' chéilidh a' cordadh rium I didn't like the ceilidh That, to me at least, says that you weren't enjoying the ceilidh, but then so...