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by akerbeltz
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Use of air

Aidh, na thuirt faoileag a thaobh aithne/eòlach
by akerbeltz
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Use of air

* Tha fios agam air a' bhùidsear anns a' Phloc - I know the butcher in Plockton

No. To know (be acquainted with) uses the expression eòlach air

* Tha cuimhne agam air a' bhùidsear anns a' Phloc - I remember the butcher in Plockton

Yes, that is correct.
by akerbeltz
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of air
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Use of air

With Gaelic, you must stop literal tr*nsl*t**n as soon as possible in your learning progression. The best way in this case is to always try and learn verbs/nouns/etc together with the prepositions they normally take i.e. timcheall air usually appears together, in the case of looking at something, co...
by akerbeltz
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Use of dà and dhà
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Use of dà and dhà

It's not iron-clad but rule of thumb is to use the a h-aon a dhà series if there is no noun following and you're not doing math (in the loosest sense, i.e. this includes things like dates and years). I think in noun-less phrases this is preferred because it turns the monsyllabic numbers into two syl...
by akerbeltz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Faclan Fada
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Faclan Fada

Feuch am Faclair Beag, bhiodh sin spagadagliog » spagada-gliog a lorg dhut cuideachd 8-)
by akerbeltz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Faclan Fada
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Faclan Fada

Tha an fhreagairt, a bharrachd air sin, a' crochadh air ceist an tàthain agus nam faclan ùra. Ma tha tàthain ceadaichte ann an cunntadh faid an fhacail, 's e shinn-seachad-sinn-seanmhairean-san am facal as fhaide a tha san Dearbhair Beag aig an ìre-sa. Mur eil ach ma tha faclan ùra ceadaichte, 's e ...
by akerbeltz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Faclan Fada
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Faclan Fada

Tha tàthan a dhìth, spagada-gliog, tha am beum air GLIOG.
by akerbeltz
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Improvements for Gaelic spell checker
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Improvements for Gaelic spell checker

:naire: all fixed, many thanks!

Yes that would be useful to have, I'll pm you my email
by akerbeltz
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Improvements for Gaelic spell checker
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Improvements for Gaelic spell checker

Hi Pander (are you user pander on sourceforge by any chance?) ch1oirli-gheilc That was a typo, fixed at source, will be fixed during next update. gd-GB/gd_GB Removed, wasn't aware that _ triggers tokenisation ⁊ 123... Have added these to TRY and WORDCHARS though not entirely sure of effects - will s...
by akerbeltz
Mon May 28, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ann + Mo Query
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Ann + Mo Query

you have the right idea but just forgot that they fuse together
a tha 'nam bhean
a tha 'nad bhean
a tha 'na bhean
a tha 'na bean

etc
by akerbeltz
Fri May 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Technique for learning Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 2612

Technique for learning Gaelic

Good luck! And you can always come back here if you've got more specific questions, like how to say "yuck, aren't you smelly today" :lol:
by akerbeltz
Fri May 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Technique for learning Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 2612

Technique for learning Gaelic

though it's funny seeing used copies going for as much as a new edition! I suspect that's because few people who bought it have shifted it on - those "Used" copies are actually resellers who's model is to buy a new book and sell it on as "Used". Beats me how that works but that'...
by akerbeltz
Fri May 25, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Technique for learning Gaelic
Replies: 14
Views: 2612

Technique for learning Gaelic

It kind of depends on what learner type you are. And it's complicated to an extent by one child being on the cusp of speaking. I don't think it's impossible but you need to move fast I feel, otherwise, if the older child speaks English as the predominant language, the changes of the younger child pi...
by akerbeltz
Mon May 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: airson s' in indirect questions
Replies: 2
Views: 921

airson s' in indirect questions

Tha e tinn airson 's gun robh e a-muigh gun aodach

PS careful with that 's - the apostrophe is always before, never after in 's.
by akerbeltz
Thu May 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: còignear: genitive plural or dative?
Replies: 6
Views: 1191

còignear: genitive plural or dative?

Nobody uses the dative plural -(a)ibh anymore except for a) poetic language b) frozen forms. Simple prepositions are notionally followed by the dative but except for formal language where feminine singular nouns slenderise ( bròg > air bròig ), the effects of the definite article aside, they are fol...