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by ithinkitsnice
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Impersonal (or something equivalent) with structures that use prepositional pronouns
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

Impersonal (or something equivalent) with structures that use prepositional pronouns

So… Tha mi a' dèanamh sin --> Thathar a' dèanamh sin Ceart gu leòr. Ach dè mu dheidhinn… Tha fios aca --> ? Tha eagal orra --> ? [msaa] An canadh tu dìreach "Tha fios ann" ? edit: Actually this is obviously dealing with an indirect object rather than subject in Gaelic. So I'm reckoning "There was fe...
by ithinkitsnice
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Bhitheadhte?
Replies: 17
Views: 4322

Bhitheadhte?

22969 Tha an t-eisimplir sin bhon mhìneachadh Modal 4 comhradh 2. Obh obh, tha seo na bùrach! 22970 No, that's kosher. At least linguistically, can't speak for marking, there's a lot of marking done which is on shaky linguistic ground. Anyway, it depends on the emphaticness (emphaticicity? emphe?) ...
by ithinkitsnice
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Bhitheadhte?
Replies: 17
Views: 4322

Bhidheadhte?

22967 Am biodh sibh ag obair a h-uile Lunain? Cha bhitheadh. Cha bhiomaid ag obair a h-uile oidhche Lunain idir. Cuin a bhidheadh sibh ag obair ma-tha? I'd maybe be careful about switching between emphatic/regular forms in the one answer there, thinking in terms of SMO marking. I've a feeling they'...
by ithinkitsnice
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Bhitheadhte?
Replies: 17
Views: 4322

Bhidheadhte?

22958 But they didn't say anything about the impersonal conditional. Thuirt, ann an dòigh co-dhiù. Seall air an t-seantans dìreach ron eisimpleir a chur thu: When answering a question formed with a bheilear (or one of the impersonal verbs in the other tenses) , you respond with tha or chan eil ( or...
by ithinkitsnice
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Teicneolas eile / Other technology
Topic: Developing new Gaidhlig Software!
Replies: 16
Views: 20579

Developing new Gaidhlig Software!

Doubt it. Abair rocket.
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: That over-worked "a"
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

That over-worked "a"

Sure, that's all I was trying to say you were saying, maybe didn't word it the bestest.
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: That over-worked "a"
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

That over-worked "a"

From first link above: "Over time, it's conceivable that the pattern of the third person masculine possessive pronoun has resulted in creating some sort of generalized infinitive-like pattern" […] "But, overall, it makes no difference because one just has to learn these patterns the way they are tod...
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: That over-worked "a"
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

That over-worked "a"

As a follow-up then is there any "meaning" to the "a" in "cuin a" etc? Missed this, sorry. That 'a' is the relative particle marking a relative clause, which is followed by the independent form of the verb (or relative future in the future tense), e.g. Bha mi ag iarriadh sin a dhèanamh nuair a bha ...
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: That over-worked "a"
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

That over-worked "a"

I don't think it's either — Akerbeltz calls it " the infinitive particle ". (see also ) As far as I understand all this anyway, that's not to say there's an infinitive per se in Gaelic but that this particle creates an 'infinitive like construction' (i.e. something which corresponds to the infinitiv...
by ithinkitsnice
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceistean
Replies: 106
Views: 45223

Ceistean

A bheil mi ceart a' smaoineachadh, m.e., gur e "Tha mi dìreach air mo dhinnear ithe" a bhiodh dòigh nas nàdarra (no nadarra co-dhiù) airson "I've just (now) eaten my dinner" a ràdh na ruideigin mar "[Cha do] dh'ithe mi mo dhinnear [ach o chionn ghoirid]" ? Tha mise co-dhiù air a bhith a' cleachdadh ...
by ithinkitsnice
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceistean
Replies: 106
Views: 45223

Ceistean

22770 dìreach air tighinn a-steach Chan eil thu ag ràdh gu bheil rudeigin ceàrr le "dìreach air", a bheil? 22769 When I asked for assistance elsewhere, there was a lot of argument, but I no-one seemed to understood the reference. I'm hoping someone here does understand what I'm trying to achieve. O...
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Tòraidhean / Conservatives
Replies: 8
Views: 5938

Tòraidhean / Conservatives

Chan eil fhios a'm, tha mi a' creid gur e siud dìreach am facal Gàidhlig 'ceart' air "conservative" sa cho-theacsa seo, seach eadar-thangachadh litearail (a' cuimhneachadh gur ann à Meadhan-Ghàidhlig a thàinig am facal "Toraidh" anns a' chiad dol a-mach) ? I don't know, I suppose that's just the 'co...
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Tòraidhean / Conservatives
Replies: 8
Views: 5938

Tòraidhean / Conservatives

Chan eil mi dha-rìribh a' tuigsinn na tha thu airson, ach ’s e "Pàrtaidh Tòraidheach" an t-ainm oifigeil air 'The Conservative Party' sa Ghàidhlig, seach ann am Beurla, ma fhreagras siud an ceist agad. I don't really understand what you're after, but "The Tory Party (Pàrtaidh Tòraidheach)" is the of...
by ithinkitsnice
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Difference between "Mo [word]" and "an [word] agam"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Difference between "Mo [word]" and "an [word] agam"?

22538 Apologies for diverging here... What's the difference between mas e ur toil e and mas e do thoil e ? They're essentially the same thing, except the first ('ur') is equivalent to using 'sibh' (polite or plural 2nd person) and the second ('do' + lenition) is equivalent to 'thu'. Akerbeltz is pr...
by ithinkitsnice
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Words ending in 'ir' - do they have a 'd' sound?
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Words ending in 'ir' - do they have a 'd' sound?

That's a 'slender R' (because of the preceding slender vowel [e + i]), which has a bit of variation in how it is pronounced. Commonly it's pronounced something sort-of-like (but not) the 'th' sound in English. See the link below for more. http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/viewtopic.php?t=2497 I'd...