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by AlexAkimov
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Use of air

Cheers, Michael. That's good advice re: bigger chunks. I do usually try to string new words, grammar etc into sentences as a way to remember them better. Aidh, literal tr*nsl*t**n is a bad move, but every so often I can't help myself :naire: As an aside, would these two sentences be correct: * Tha f...
by AlexAkimov
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Use of air

I've seen air pop up a couple of times as follows: * Tha iomadh dealbhan agam timcheall air an t-sèomar - I have several pictures around the room * Tha mi a' coimhead air film - I am watching a film Neither of these sentences seems to contain the word on so what is the general rule for adding air in...
by AlexAkimov
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of dà and dhà
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Use of dà and dhà

Best I can see is that dà is used for two when coupled with a noun, otherwise when freestanding it's dhà i.e. * Tha dà chù agam - I have two dogs * a h-aon, a dhà, a trì - One, two three * Àireamh a dhà - Number two However, I've then seen "I have two as well" written two different ways: * Tha dhà a...
by AlexAkimov
Mon May 28, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ann + Mo Query
Replies: 2
Views: 2115

Ann + Mo Query

Aidh, it was the fusing together bit I was unclear on i.e. wasn't sure how that would look, but I see what needs to be done: 'S e Albannach a tha 'nam charaid - My friend is Scottish 'S e Èireannach a tha 'nad bhean - Your wife is Irish Chan e dotair a tha 'nam phiuthar - My sister isn't a doctor et...
by AlexAkimov
Mon May 28, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ann + Mo Query
Replies: 2
Views: 2115

Ann + Mo Query

Using the ann prep pronoun for something like nationality, you could have: * 'S e Albannach a th' ann - He is Scottish * 'S e Albannach a th' innte - She is Scottish * 'S e Albannach a th' ann am Murchadh - Murdo is Scottish BUT if I wanted to say " My wife is Scottish " the answer at first glance i...
by AlexAkimov
Fri May 11, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: The "it" Word
Replies: 5
Views: 2982

The "it" Word

Tha mi a' tuigsinn :D

Mòran taing.
by AlexAkimov
Thu May 10, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: The "it" Word
Replies: 5
Views: 2982

The "it" Word

Is the pronoun used for "it" dependent on the gender of "it" i.e. Ciamar a tha a' phàirc (f) - Tha i snog Ciamar a tha an taigh (m) - Tha e snog or does "it" just use a default pronoun (i.e. e) all the time? If it is gender-based, what about ones where there isn't really a noun? Ciamar a tha an t-sì...
by AlexAkimov
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Possessives Query
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

Possessives Query

GunChleoc wrote: From context only.
I feared that would be the answer, but thanks anyway :?
by AlexAkimov
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Possessives Query
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

Possessives Query

My course has reached possessives. All seems straightforward enough, just one thing I was wondering. If you look at this sentence: Càite a bheil am baile? This to me means - Where is the town? But if "am" is the possessive for "their" when used in conjunction with labials, then couldn't the same sen...
by AlexAkimov
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Dative or Nominative
Replies: 2
Views: 2025

Dative or Nominative

Quick question on why I was wrong to put something in the nominative. Two examples: 1. Lovely Day (It is a lovely day in X) 1.1 'S e latha brèagha a th' ann ann am Port Righ 1.2 'S e latha brèagha a th' ann anns an Eilean Sgitheanach Place names in Dative form as they follow " in ". Dative shift onl...
by AlexAkimov
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Copula Example Without It
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

Copula Example Without It

In a similar vein, is this correct:

'S e latha brèagha ann am Biggar a th' ann - It is a lovely day in Biggar

i.e. the X is a Y copula has "lovely day in Biggar" as the Y :?:
by AlexAkimov
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Copula Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 3456

Copula Confusion

What is the ' replacing in 'na and 'nam?