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by MarcMacUilleim
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: An fhreagairt / am freagairt
Replies: 5
Views: 2314

An fhreagairt / am freagairt

Hi, I seem to be seeing "the answer" in the nominative more and more often as "am freagairt" rather than "an fhreagairt", e.g. https://twitter.com/GAIDHLIGTV/status/625023243242631168 I can't find the word listed as (optionally) masculine in any dictionary. Is this maybe a regional thing? M P.S. obv...
by MarcMacUilleim
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'an fhlat'
Replies: 9
Views: 3747

Re: 'an fhlat'

I wondered about the recent loanword thing, but does it not also mean 'saucer'...? Did it acquire both meanings at the same time?
by MarcMacUilleim
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'an fhlat'
Replies: 9
Views: 3747

Re: 'an fhlat'

Yep. Masculine nouns exhibit the same lenition in the genitive as in the dative. There is also a general rule that they slenderise a final broad vowel sound as in an cat -> a' chait, but that is not indicated in Am Faclair Beag, so I'd say that an fhlat is correct. http://www.faclair.com/?txtSearch=...
by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 4367

Re: Hello

Gur math a thèid leibh! / Good luck!
by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 4367

Re: Hello

Ah that's easy enough to get to. Though I couldn't commit to every week. That would be fine. It's Summer hols at the moment, but classes begin again in September: http://www.citylit.ac.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=Gaelic Yeah, half 7 would be okay which makes it more likely that I could do it. Defini...
by MarcMacUilleim
Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 4367

Re: Hello

Peterborough, eh? Well, we have students who travel further than that, and the classes take place about 5 minutes from Kings Cross. As regards the distance learning phone classes, as I recall I was given a choice of times, a couple of which started at 7.30pm. There's no problem with missing a week o...
by MarcMacUilleim
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 4367

Re: Hello

Fàilte, a Raonaid! Where in the East of England are you? There is a thriving Gaelic class which takes place on Wednesday evenings in Central London, though I doubt that would be convenient. Alternatively, have you maybe considered distance learning? http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/cursaichean/pg-cert-cu...
by MarcMacUilleim
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 340066

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

Mairead wrote:A fhaoileag agus a GhunChleoc, an toil leat Runrig gu mór?
A Fhaoileag agus a GhunChleoic, an toil leibh Runrig gu mór?
by MarcMacUilleim
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: am Monadh Ruadh - pronoun agreement
Replies: 28
Views: 7176

Re: am Monadh Ruadh - pronoun agreement

'S e Mòrag a th' ann = originally emphasised structure, it has now become the default construction. As stated above, when the subject is clearly female, especially a female person, then it would be 'S e Mòrag a th'innte. However, that sounds a bit funny to me because in Gaelic your name is on you -...
by MarcMacUilleim
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 340066

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

GunChleoc wrote:Ceartachadh no dhà:
a' Gearmailt --> a' Ghearmailt
by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Làn Ghàidhlig
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: Làn Ghàidhlig

Ah, now I understand, and doing so causes lenition. Got it, thanks!
by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Làn Ghàidhlig
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: Làn Ghàidhlig

Yes, I know that, but how does that apply here? "làn" is an adjective, not a feminine noun...
by MarcMacUilleim
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Làn Ghàidhlig
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Làn Ghàidhlig

Hi, I read earlier a description of a person as being "làn Ghàidhlig", which was translated as having "lots of Gaelic". Given that "Gàidhlig", like all languages is feminine, isn't it just "Gàidhlig(e)" in the genitive, with or without definite article? Or is it because it's a proper noun and behavi...
by MarcMacUilleim
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: a th' ann vs a th' innte
Replies: 10
Views: 3443

a th' ann vs a th' innte

Hi, No problem with phrases like "'S e balach beag a th' ann", "'S e nighean bheag a th' innte" and 'S e boireannach beag a th' innte", but does the usage of "a th' ann" or "a th' innte" apply to inanimate nouns too? E.g. "'S e deagh cheist a th' ann" or "'S e deagh cheist a th' innte"? "'S e deagh ...