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by AlexAkimov
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun
Replies: 6
Views: 5931

'S toil/Bu Toil + Verbal Noun

I am looking at a question, and the implication is that one of the following sentences is wrong - or perceived to be "wrong" to someone on Aonad a Naoi of ACI at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig: Bu toil le mo nighean coimhead air balaich Ross County a’ cluiche ball-coise Is toil le mo nighean coimhead air balaich...
by AlexAkimov
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Using Ann for Exists
Replies: 21
Views: 12387

Using Ann for Exists

23558 'S e ... a th' ann is used to DEFINE something with emphasis, i.e. to say what something is. 'S e sìde mhath a th' ann am Biggar - Biggar is good weather (Biggar is "a place", it is not "good weather", so the above phrase doesn't make sense.) So you don't think: 'S e latha brèagha a th' ann (...
by AlexAkimov
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 23880

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

23565 if I do the future tense and I say John will eat lunch. Do I say Bidh Ian ag ithe lon. The person then the action and the verb . Cynthia You haven't written them in that order. You have verb-subject-compliment, which is correct. That is how Gaelic works no matter the tense. You could write th...
by AlexAkimov
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Using Ann for Exists
Replies: 21
Views: 12387

Using Ann for Exists

Rather than open another thread on the same topic, I have another ann example to check: Tha sìde mhath ann – There is good weather 'S e sìde mhath a th' ann – It is good weather Tha sìde mhath ann am Biggar – There is good weather in Biggar 'S e sìde mhath a th' ann am Biggar – It is good weather in...
by AlexAkimov
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Using Ann for Exists
Replies: 21
Views: 12387

Using Ann for Exists

23533 It's just that the "logic" here is that the idea of being 'in' something is used for an identity relationship. For 'a teacher' to be 'in' Murdo, is a Gaelic way of saying Murdo = teacher. The same with 7, I'd say. Gu dearbh. Just wasn't sure if it was ok to associate Biggar + nice place and M...
by AlexAkimov
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Using Ann for Exists
Replies: 21
Views: 12387

Using Ann for Exists

jeltzz wrote: The point is, to get beyond thinking of its tr*nsl*t**n, and think instead of its meaning.
Aidh, but my worry is if I don't know how "ann" actually works I'll make a mess of using it properly.
by AlexAkimov
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Using Ann for Exists
Replies: 21
Views: 12387

Using Ann for Exists

23528 ann meaning 'in it' I used to view "ann" as "in it" or "in him", but Micheal kinda steered me towards thinking more along the lines of "exists"/"is existing" for the first case (and it does help). With regards to: 3.' S e tidsear a th' ann am Murchadh - It is a teacher that is in Murdo - Murd...
by AlexAkimov
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Using Ann for Exists
Replies: 21
Views: 12387

Using Ann for Exists

Thanks for the input so far. I am now at the stage in my learning (and in particular with ann), that I'm starting to look back at phrases which I previously didn't think much about, but now want to dig a little deeper into their meaning - and whether I was even right. This was my understanding a few...
by AlexAkimov
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Using Ann for Exists
Replies: 21
Views: 12387

Using Ann for Exists

23514 Tha bùth ann am Biggar Tha bùth air an t-sràid againn Those constructions are enough to denote that it's there, so no extra "ann " is needed Ah, I see. You only need ann if you haven't already explicitly specified where "something" is? As my two examples clearly state where the shop is (Bigga...
by AlexAkimov
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Using Ann for Exists
Replies: 21
Views: 12387

Using Ann for Exists

Thanks, jeltzz. I do like the 'existential ann', just worried I might use it too much and perhaps make the sentence sound focused in the wrong places.
by AlexAkimov
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Using Ann for Exists
Replies: 21
Views: 12387

Using Ann for Exists

Recently my course at SMO has covered the use of Tha xxx ann to denote "existence" ie. there is/it is etc * Tha an t-uisge ann : Rain is existing = there is rain = It is raining * Tha bùth ann : A shop is existing = There is a shop Very handy structure, but I'm a bit unclear when it comes to extendi...
by AlexAkimov
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Quick Question on Use of Aig Prep Pronoun
Replies: 3
Views: 4911

Quick Question on Use of Aig Prep Pronoun

On reflection I can maybe offer an answer to my own question. Looking at these two sentences: Bidh cù againn a-màireach Bidh iad againn a-màireach Structurally both are the same thing i.e. Something/someone will be at us tomorrow. Maybe the answer to my question is an old favourite, context . Bidh c...
by AlexAkimov
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Quick Question on Use of Aig Prep Pronoun
Replies: 3
Views: 4911

Quick Question on Use of Aig Prep Pronoun

Using the aig prep pronoun to indicate possession I could of course say something like: Bidh cù eile againn a-màireach - We will have another dog tomorrow. However, you can also say something like: Bidh iad againn air a' mhionaid Do you look at this second example as saying: They will be at us (here...
by AlexAkimov
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 6805

Use of air

So, "I know the butcher in Plockton" would be:

Tha mi eòlach air a' bhùidsear anns a' Phloc

Tha sin ceart?