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by Polygot2017
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Anyone tried Ulpan courses to learn Gàidhlig?
Replies: 4
Views: 5980

Anyone tried Ulpan courses to learn Gàidhlig?

23044 I don't know why they don't make this into a home study course, and make it cheaper, but if it really is any good then they could be on to something. It relies on techniques that require a tutor and a group. You just can't run an Ùlpan type course as a self study course. It's like trying to f...
by Polygot2017
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 25048

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

May I ask what materials you are studying with just now? A mix of different materials, but mostly 'Speaking Our Language' and 'Taic'. I've got to the end of series 3 of 'Speaking Our Language', and it does teach a lot of the tenses we've discussed actually, but it doesn't actually explain the gramm...
by Polygot2017
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1130
Views: 212098

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

I've seen that there are 2 words for weather in Gàidhlig - 'sìde' and 'aimsir'. Is it therefore possible to say 'ciamar a tha an aimsir?' instead of 'ciamar a tha an t-sìde?' when asking 'how's the weather?' Also, what about asking about the weather forecast, would one use the term 'tuairmse sìde', ...
by Polygot2017
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 25048

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

I believe it was MacAulay who pointed out that for Gaelic, a 4-way grid of Definite Non-definite Tensed Non-tensed would be a much more elegant solution Ok, so in practical terms, what would fit into each of these 4 categories? Again, this is why I keep saying slow down. You're zooming past stuff w...
by Polygot2017
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Anyone tried Ulpan courses to learn Gàidhlig?
Replies: 4
Views: 5980

Anyone tried Ulpan courses to learn Gàidhlig?

I've seen a course called Ulpan, which looks to be an interesting way of learning Gàidhlig. However it appears to be quite expensive (£200 per level, and there are 5 levels it seems). It also seems to take quite a while to complete all 5 levels (2 years), but claims to take you to near native speake...
by Polygot2017
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 25048

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

Brìgh nam Facal has them in a really logical layout. Ok, I'll consider getting hold of a copy. you really want to reach the stage where you can just rattle off the irregular and regular ones first without thinking, that's a pretty big challenge for starters. I'm working on memorising the irregular ...
by Polygot2017
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 25048

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

Where it adds a layer of complexity you don't get in English is where Gaelic "mirrors" the whole set by introducing impersonal forms (e.g. nì "will do" vs nithear "one/people will do, it will be done"). Ok, now that sounds quite tricky - do you have any resources on learning these forms? I really r...
by Polygot2017
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 25048

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

Ok let's move on to the future tense... In English, we use 'I am going to...' or 'I will...' for the simple future tense, e.g. 'I am going to eat' and 'I will eat'. For the progressive future tense English uses 'I will be eating. How to form these in Gàidhlig. I believe it's possible to form the fut...
by Polygot2017
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 25048

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

If it helps you sort things our, do continue with this, but keep in mind that just as with the meaning for words, tenses don't always match 1:1. For example. Porgutuese has 3 forms of continuous tense and more past tenses than English, which are being used differently. I know that not every tense w...
by Polygot2017
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 25048

All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!

Recently I've been learning all the verb tenses in Gàidhlig (well, attempting to, anyway) and I thought it would be useful to make a post on this subject, since this is still causes a lot of confusion to Gàidhlig learners. This thread could summarise how to form each tense in the simplest, most easy...
by Polygot2017
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Saying 'Nice to meet you' in Gàidhlig?
Replies: 1
Views: 1673

Saying 'Nice to meet you' in Gàidhlig?

I wondered what the different ways to say 'Nice to meet you' are in Gàidhlig, for when you first meet/introduce yourself to another Gàidhlig speaker. I've seen 2 different versions from different sources: 'Tha mi toilichte coinneachadh ribh' and 'Tha mi toilichte coinneachadh riut' . What's the diff...
by Polygot2017
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Does Anyone Here Speak Gàidhlig?
Replies: 10
Views: 5234

Does Anyone Here Speak Gàidhlig?

23018 I know this is an old post, but it brings up a point I wanted to ask about: why can't one say 'Tha e a' bruidhinn Gàidhlig' for 'I speak Gaelic'? e = he mi = I You can say Tha e a' bruidhinn Gàidhlig but it just means something else. Tha e a' bruidhinn Gàidhlig means he is speaking Gaelic, ri...
by Polygot2017
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?
Replies: 13
Views: 10885

Are there any films made in Gàidhlig language?

I was wondering, have there ever been any films made totally in Gàidhlig? I don't mean dubbed or subtitled, but ones where the actors spoke in Gàidhlig (or failing that, dubbed ones would be ok). I think it would be great to watch films in Gàidhlig. Where can I find them? Thanks.
by Polygot2017
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Does Anyone Here Speak Gàidhlig?
Replies: 10
Views: 5234

Does Anyone Here Speak Gàidhlig?

18685 The point is, the literal tr*nsl*t**n of "speak" tends not to be used in this context. If somebody says, e.g., "Tha e a' bruidhinn Gàidhlig", it means that the man/boy in question is currently rabbiting on in Gaelic, not that they are proficient in it (although it would tend to follow...). I ...
by Polygot2017
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Some discrepancies between Learn Gaelic and Faclair dictionary for certain verbs, which is correct?
Replies: 14
Views: 3849

Some discrepancies between Learn Gaelic and Faclair dictionary for certain verbs, which is correct?

Similar issue. (You have Dè ur beachd twice?). Sorry, I meant to type 'Dè ur beachd' and 'Dè do beachd'. What's the difference between these 2 forms anyway, with 'ur' and 'do'? I know it's something to do with plural/polite forms I think, but which is which? Also, presumably these questions mean 'w...