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by akerbeltz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Cait' Caite/ bheil
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Cait' Caite/ bheil

Mmm it's mostly down to people not quite getting the way Gaelic sounds and the Gaelic writing system works. Càite is a contraction of an old question word, let's just say c- and àite. Now, how this is exactly pronounced depends on mainly on two questions: a) what comes after the càite and b) where i...
by akerbeltz
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Correct/most natural forms of the conditional tense of 'to be'
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Correct/most natural forms of the conditional tense of 'to be'

There's a chapter in Blas on short and long forms, I forget which page. In particular irregular verbs have long (stressed) and short (unstressed) forms. The variations go from hiatus with emphatic endding > hiatus > long vowel > short vowel > reduced vowel > no vowel, though not all verbs have all &...
by akerbeltz
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Use of Genitive

I don't see the element of possession in bus-sgoile, to be honest. It doesn't necessarily belong to the school, mostly they belong to the council or are some hire company on a council contract 8-)
by akerbeltz
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of Genitive
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Use of Genitive

It's the same thing. I think what confuses you is this dratted new term some people introduced, the "possessive case". Not that "genitive" is without problems but I find possessive even more misleading than "genitive". There are 3 (off the top of my head) ways in which ...
by akerbeltz
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Let's Get Negative!
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Let's Get Negative!

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.
by akerbeltz
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: Am Faclair Beag - Faclan a dh'fhaodadh cur ann
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Am Faclair Beag - Faclan a dh'fhaodadh cur ann

An e sin Iain a sgrìobh Dùn Àluinn?
by akerbeltz
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: Am Faclair Beag - Faclan a dh'fhaodadh cur ann
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Am Faclair Beag - Faclan a dh'fhaodadh cur ann

Glan, mòran taing, tha e ann a-nis! Dè an leabhar a tha sin?
by akerbeltz
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: A Mhórag an dèan thu tighinn
Replies: 4
Views: 939

A Mhórag an dèan thu tighinn

Mórag will you come Strange is what you spoke to me Strange I would find it if you didn't come With me remembering so you so often Girls so pretty And they so keen on deceiving me [two lines]I wonder is they hope I am not young I am so pretty And there's not one alive on earth who will believe I mad...
by akerbeltz
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 5934

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

Also note lon is a blackbird, lòn is lunch, those accents matter :priob:
by akerbeltz
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: uamhraidh (fearful / gloomy)
Replies: 5
Views: 947

uamhraidh (fearful / gloomy)

That's just uamhaidh, a dative which has turned into a nominative and with the -mh- turning into hiatus, people starting to misspell it any which way.
by akerbeltz
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: All the main verb tenses in Gàidhlig, no more mystery!
Replies: 47
Views: 5934

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

Hi Cynthia. It does verb - subject - object/predicate in Gaelic. Most idiomatically, that would be ithidh Iain lòn but learners often start with the bidh Iain ag ithe lòn construction because its involves a little less grammar to begin with. But that technically mean "Iain will be eating lunch&...
by akerbeltz
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: uamhraidh (fearful / gloomy)
Replies: 5
Views: 947

uamhraidh (fearful / gloomy)

Doubt the cave connection. These ua- words ( uabhasach, uamhar etc) mostly go back to Old Irish uath "fear, horror, terror" which picked up various compounds which caused the -th to drop off so uath + bás ultimately gives us uabhasach, uamharr(a) is via uath + mar (the same that crops up i...
by akerbeltz
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Faclaireachd / Lexicography
Topic: A' seotadh agus a' tapachadh
Replies: 3
Views: 356

A' seotadh agus a' tapachadh

seota = reject, runt

topadh = Beurla (Ghallda) canar "topping lambs" ris an fheadhainn a gheibh a' phrìs as àirde agus tha top a' dol eadar top is tap ann am Beurla Ghallda.

Ach deagh eisimpleir, mòran taing, goididh mi sin 8-)
by akerbeltz
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Pippi Fhad-stocainneach
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Pippi Fhad-stocainneach

Ma bha gaol agaibh air Pippi Fhad-stocainneach sa Ghearmailtis nuair a bha sibh òg, uel, tha cothrom oirre sa Ghàidhlig a-nis 8-)