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by ithinkitsnice
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Is this a mistake or am I not getting something?
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Re: Is this a mistake or am I not getting something?

Ah right, that makes sense. They were that close literally I just assumed error, didn't consider anything like that.
by ithinkitsnice
Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Is this a mistake or am I not getting something?
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Re: Is this a mistake or am I not getting something?

Interesting that's the meaning of the Gaelic (something like "the water is troubled"), but the English is still an imperative/command ("trouble the water!"), whereas the Gaelic is just making a statement.

Maybe it was intentional, still feels like a mismatch to me though.
by ithinkitsnice
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Is this a mistake or am I not getting something?
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Is this a mistake or am I not getting something?

http://i.imgur.com/PqBwObZ.png I've been checking Gaelic signage etc. whenever I see it in Glasgow, partly for practice and partly to satisfy my inner pedant. That above is from a listing for an event at an arts venue. Unless there's something I'm not getting, either the Gaelic or the English is wr...
by ithinkitsnice
Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Does this (Grammar) book look good?
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

Re: Does this (Grammar) book look good?

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I'm aware of pretty much everything there is online including Akerbeltz's excellent site, ideally I'm after something physical. I think I'm right in saying Byrne is a secondary (school) textbook, which sounds ideal for me to work through at the moment, then I ...
by ithinkitsnice
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Does this (Grammar) book look good?
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

Re: Does this (Grammar) book look good?

Thanks, I'll take a look at 12 Weeks in Partick tomorrow, might get it regardless since you recommend it, but I'm really after a dedicated grammar reference. I'll put out some feelers for a second hand copy of GnG too. Do you know anything about this book? http://gaelicbooks.org/index.php?route=prod...
by ithinkitsnice
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Does this (Grammar) book look good?
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

Does this (Grammar) book look good?

I know there's a subforum for books, but my rationale is this question is essentially about grammar, not literature. I'm looking for a good grammar reference book and was recommended "Gràmar na Gàidhlig", but it's currently out of print and the handful of second hand copies available online are over...
by ithinkitsnice
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Dè a' dol?
Replies: 5
Views: 3422

Dè a' dol?

'S mise Scott agus bidh mi ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig aig an Sgoil Ghàidhlig faisg air far a bheil mi a fuireach. 'S e dealbhaiche a th' annum, ach 's e oileanach iar-cheumnach a th' annum an-dràsta cuideachd. Bidh mi a' dol (no 'thèid mi'?)* dhan Eilanan Siar a-rithist tràth an ath-bhliadhna, mar sin ...
by ithinkitsnice
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 323672

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

Thàinig cnatan orm an t-seachdain, fhathast chaidh mi a-mach gu pàrtaidh a-raoir, dh'òl mi cus, agus a-nis tha mi grod. An diugh, tha mo thaigh uabhasach fuar agus tha mi a' dèanamh an aithris-chìse agam. Chan eil mi ro thoilichte an-dràsta. Tha mi ag iarraidh Lemsip. :tinn: I caught a cold this wee...
by ithinkitsnice
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: "can you hear[ing] me?" - prepositional pronoun fun
Replies: 5
Views: 3505

Re: "can you hear[ing] me?" - prepositional pronoun fun

Hi, thanks a lot for the thorough reply. I'm doing weekly classes at the local Gaelic School, I learned all the individual bits ('gu bheil',''s urrain', gam [verbal-noun] etc) over the last couple of weeks and I was having a stab at conjoining them — had a feeling it was a bit of a car crash though....
by ithinkitsnice
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: "can you hear[ing] me?" - prepositional pronoun fun
Replies: 5
Views: 3505

"can you hear[ing] me?" - prepositional pronoun fun

Hi,

Chan eil mi cinnteanach gu bheil tha seo ceart airson "I know that you can hear me, but are you listening?" :
Tha fhios agam gu bheil 's urrainn dhut gam chluinntinn, ach tha thu gam èisteachd?
A bheil tha sin ceart?

Tapadh leibh.