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by AlexAkimov
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh
Replies: 21
Views: 21081

Re: bhitheas vs bhios and bithidh vs bidh

the basic future is bi (or bhi if negative) Personally, I'd scrap that line of thinking and focus more on the crucial concept of independent and dependent verb forms. Broadly speaking an independent form starts a sentence or follows an independent particle (Ma, a, na etc). A dependent form follows ...
by AlexAkimov
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Verbal noun of 'saying' (a' ràdh or ag ràdh?)
Replies: 6
Views: 7855

Verbal noun of 'saying' (a' ràdh or ag ràdh?)

Normally it would be a' before a verbal noun starting with a consonant i.e. a' cluiche, a' sgrìobhadh etc, but this is an exception. I can't remember the explanation but it's "usually" ag ràdh. However, this is Gaelic so expect exceptions to the exceptions :lol:
by AlexAkimov
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Read all About It
Replies: 2
Views: 5497

Read all About It

Inntinneach. BTW are you the Niall who has been posting recently on the Learn SG FB Group (I post there under my real name - Pòl Cliaman :D )
by AlexAkimov
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Read all About It
Replies: 2
Views: 5497

Read all About It

According to Scottish Gaelic in 12 Weeks (Chapter 9) it showcases the following structure using the Indirect Relative Pronoun: * An sgioba leis an cluich mi - The team I will play with (lit. --with which I will play) * An rathad mun an robh sinn a' bruidhinn - The road we were speaking about (lit. -...
by AlexAkimov
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cait' Caite/ bheil
Replies: 6
Views: 6727

Cait' Caite/ bheil

SMO definitely goes down the Càite a bheil route (at least to begin with). Occasionally see it reduced to Càit' a bheil. Just sayin' :priob:
by AlexAkimov
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 6902

Use of Genitive

Tapadh leat, a Nèill.
by AlexAkimov
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 6902

Use of Genitive

Thanks, very helpful. So there are two main uses for the genitive form: còta a' bhalaich - The boy's coat each na caileige - The girl's horse are possession/possessor relationships (the possessor is in Genitive). Whereas: taigh-bìdh bus-sgoile bean-ghlanaidh cur na mara oifis a' phuist are essential...
by AlexAkimov
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 6902

Use of Genitive

23617 I don't see the element of possession in bus-sgoile, to be honest. In what sense then is the bus "of" school? còta a' bhalaich - Boy's coat - coat of the boy i.e. of indicates possession taigh-bìdh - Restaurant - house of food i.e. of is more about content (house contains food) I'd say these ...
by AlexAkimov
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 6902

Use of Genitive

Trying to unpick the Gaelic genitive using the English concept of possession just doesn't work. Taigh-bìdh and bus-sgoile are exactly the same kind of "thing" in Gaelic. That thing being words joined with an of. This "can" be seen as a possessive structure like bus-sgoile, but doesn't need to be, s...
by AlexAkimov
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 6902

Use of Genitive

I imagine the Gaelic Genitive case adding "of" to a noun i.e. balach - (a) boy ; balaich - of a boy ; a' bhalaich - of the boy There is no 's to indicate possession in Gaelic (Paul's coat) so we use "of" instead: * The boy's coat = coat + of the boy = còta a' bhalaich * School('s) bus = bus + of sch...
by AlexAkimov
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun
Replies: 6
Views: 5926

'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun

Aidh, sounds about right.
by AlexAkimov
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Let's Get Negative!
Replies: 2
Views: 4452

Let's Get Negative!

23606 Yes, gramatically you're correct though logically, these would require a very odd situation Tha mi ag ithe an arain nach eil mo mhàthair a' fuineadh. Bha mi ag ithe an arain nach robh mo mhàthair a' fuineadh. Bidh mi ag ithe an arain nach bi mo mhàthair a' fuineadh. Indeed. Those are gibberis...
by AlexAkimov
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun
Replies: 6
Views: 5926

'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun

Yep, understand that. So going back to the original post...there was nothing grammatically wrong with either of the phrases: Bu toil le mo nighean coimhead air balaich Ross County a’ cluiche ball-coise Is toil le mo nighean coimhead air balaich Ross County a’ cluiche ball-coise It's just that SMO (f...
by AlexAkimov
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Let's Get Negative!
Replies: 2
Views: 4452

Let's Get Negative!

Here are 3 phrases which contain a relative particle followed by tha/bha/bhios Carson a tha thu a' dol a Ghlaschu? Carson a bha thu a' dol a Ghlaschu? Carson a bhios thu a' dol a Ghlaschu? Tha mi ag ithe an arain a tha mo mhàthair a' fuineadh. Bha mi ag ithe an arain a bha mo mhàthair a' fuineadh. B...
by AlexAkimov
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun
Replies: 6
Views: 5926

'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun

Ok, I'll answer this, Perhaps it seemed like a trick question, it wasn't. In this week's class the answer was what I expected it would be. As far as SMO are concerned, you use a bhith with 'S toil. You can use it without i.e. 'S toil leam ruith sa choille 'S toil leam a bhith a' ruith sa choille ......