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by Níall Beag
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Noun-phrase Question
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Noun-phrase Question

22266 I'd have though that " a rinn mo sheanmhair an-dè " is qualifying " an t-aran ", fulfilling the role of an adjective: {[ an t-aran ] [ ruadh ]} {[ an t-aran ] [ a rinn mo sheanmhair an-dè ]} Don't worry too much about terminology -- there's plenty of variation in how it's ...
by Níall Beag
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Noun-phrase Question
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Noun-phrase Question

22259 " An t-aran a rinn mo sheanmhair an-dè "/"the bread that my grandmother made yesterday" is not a noun phrase? "a rinn mo sheanmhair an-dè" is an adjectival clause; the whole can be replaced with a possessive adjective: " tha mi g a ithe ". Perhaps I've ...
by Níall Beag
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Duolingo Gàidhlig – time to revisit the idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 4913

Duolingo Gàidhlig – time to revisit the idea?

Besides, I strongly feel that any publically-produced material should be publically owned and publically available. I like to talk about "raising the floor" -- when we produce resources that anyone can use (even for commercial purposes) then we raise the base quality of all resources. Why ...
by Níall Beag
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Bathar-bog sa Ghàidhlig / Gaelic language software
Topic: Duolingo Gàidhlig – time to revisit the idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 4913

Duolingo Gàidhlig – time to revisit the idea?

Here's the previous thread for reference. There wasn't much said there, but as to my comment about someone getting hauled over the coals for free labour, Duolingo has been ordered by Europe (not sure which branch) to stop using free labour for translations, cos it's illegal. Then all they did was ch...
by Níall Beag
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Lewis Gaelic
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Lewis Gaelic

Oh, and if you think the "that's Lewis Gaelic" thing is bad, never try learning Corsican. Anything you say that sounds slightly odd gets the response "that's Italian". Say something in a northern dialect to someone from the south... "that's Italian." Something from a so...
by Níall Beag
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Lewis Gaelic
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Lewis Gaelic

As I understand it (from reading Akerbeltz's site) "cò às" is a very, very, very old "fixed phrase" which was grammatically correct centuries ago, but now is an exceptional case as the rest of the language has changed round about it. Consider the letters OU in English. In contemp...
by Níall Beag
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'in the' anns an vs sa/san
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

'in the' anns an vs sa/san

clarsach wrote:Qr Bbpostann an/ anns an for 'in the'

I assume you mean to type "anns a'/anns an"...? "ann an" is just "in" or "in a".
by Níall Beag
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Deeper Meaning
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Deeper Meaning

There's multiple senses and uses of éirich in Dwelly that all seem apt for the metaphor. Dawn -- visual imagery of brightness, general romantic allusions. Happen -- love happens to you, the author didn't chose to fall for her. Getting up means waking, and awakenings are always strong images, and mee...
by Níall Beag
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: motion and intent
Replies: 5
Views: 574

motion and intent

Abair rann bardachd!
by Níall Beag
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: deas abbreviation
Replies: 5
Views: 620

deas abbreviation

deasaichte le X - edited by X
by Níall Beag
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: motion and intent
Replies: 5
Views: 574

motion and intent

Tha mi a' dol dhan pairc a-màireach... that's the sort of thing that you hear increasingly, but it's not a traditional form, and most older speakers would never say that. It's still considered an Anglicism, and while I wouldn't tell a native off for saying it, I'd avoid using it as a learner. I've h...
by Níall Beag
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: "gad fhaicinn" v "d' fhaicinn"
Replies: 5
Views: 780

"gad fhaicinn" v "d' fhaicinn"

22137 Right, I think that makes sense given what the particle stands for, thanks. I take it that's a bit of an academic difference though? I see it has the appearance of the same paradigm (gam, gad, …). Not really, because for that to work, you then further complicate matters somewhat in your own h...
by Níall Beag
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: figurean/numerals
Replies: 15
Views: 1111

figurean/numerals

That's a Mac screenshot he's included. Notice the numbers below - you hold down the key and a menu pops up, then you press the corresponding number on your keyboard. If you're running OSX and it doesn't do that... well, that would be surprising.
by Níall Beag
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: passive
Replies: 5
Views: 734

passive

Are you sure about 's urrainnear? I've heard it too, but I've also heard "'s urrainn" on its own (no "do"), and as I understand it that's the more traditional form. 'S urrainnear... well I suspect that's just a modern hypercorrection. The way I think it works is that any verbal c...
by Níall Beag
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Piobaireach OF Donald Dubh
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Piobaireach OF Donald Dubh

"de" signifies a quantity or measure relationship.