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by GunChleoc
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Dia dhuit
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Re: Dia dhuit

Dia is Moire dhuit!

This is a forum for Scottish Gaelic though. For Irish, have a look at http://www.daltai.com/ :)
by GunChleoc
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?
Replies: 23
Views: 5610

Re: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?

The "dhuinn" belongs to "ionnsaich". "ionnsaich" = "learn", "ionnsaich do" = teach. So, it can't be left out. The "a" is part of the vocative case and is needed also: http://www.akerbeltz.org/index.php?title=Masculine_nouns#Proper_nouns "Tha am blàr air tòiseachadh." could be shortened to: 'S am blà...
by GunChleoc
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?
Replies: 23
Views: 5610

Re: My Michaelmas song tr*nsl*t**n - could you look it over?

A Mhìcheil, a ghaisgich na grèine. Thoir dhuinn do chlaidheamh, Tha am blàr air tòiseachadh. Ionnsaich èisteachd agus bruidhinn dhuinn. A Naoimh Mhìcheil, a ghaisgich na grèine. Google tr*nsl*t* tends to fail really badly on the grammar - the purpose of the tool is to help you understand texts in la...
by GunChleoc
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum
Replies: 349
Views: 191331

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Fàilte chridheil ort! :)

Cuiridh mi geall nach fhada gus am bi corra fhacal eile agad.
by GunChleoc
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Name for a farm space
Replies: 4
Views: 2632

Re: Name for a farm space

I have been thinking... how about:

Comann an àiteachais - The farming society
Comann àiteachas <cityname> - The <cityname> farming society

If it's a Scottish city, let us know so we can give you the proper name in the genitive case ;)
by GunChleoc
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Name for a farm space
Replies: 4
Views: 2632

Re: Name for a farm space

Sorry it took me a while... here are some:

Croit baile / Tuathanas baile
Toradh na talmhainn
Anam-bhiadh
Cùram na talmhainn

They all contain sounds that the English language doesn't have, so I'm not up to the "easy to pronounce" challenge right now.
by GunChleoc
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: curiosity in gaelic
Replies: 4
Views: 2707

Re: curiosity in gaelic

You might also want to look into the uses of "ùidh" for a similar concept.
by GunChleoc
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: curiosity in gaelic
Replies: 4
Views: 2707

Re: curiosity in gaelic

I'm asking out of curiosity - Tha mo shròn a' cur dragh orm
by GunChleoc
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Vocative or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

Re: Vocative or no?

The t- before vowels is used by nominative singular masculine only - it's actually a rare pattern. I have written an article on the forms grouped by sound pattern rather than the traditional "nominative singular masculine first" approach. Maybe looking at it from this different angle will help. http...
by GunChleoc
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Vocative or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

Re: Vocative or no?

Anndra starts with a vowel, so the a is dropped. Gaelic grammar depends on sounds a lot ;)

Regarding the pronunciation, that sounds like dialectal variation to me.
by GunChleoc
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Name for a farm space
Replies: 4
Views: 2632

Re: Name for a farm space

If you can come up with something in English, we might find a suitable tr*nsl*t**n.
by GunChleoc
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Genitive with verbal nouns
Replies: 6
Views: 3904

Re: Genitive with verbal nouns

Well, this was me answering "yes" to "Would it be bad for learners to learn to form verbal noun constructions without the genitive, and then learn to do them "properly" a little down the line?" A mistake learned as "correct" is very hard to unlearn later on - that's reason number 3 why it would be b...
by GunChleoc
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Genitive with verbal nouns
Replies: 6
Views: 3904

Re: Genitive with verbal nouns

You should learn them with the genitive. This will not only help you to memorize the genitive, but the gender of the nouns as well.
by GunChleoc
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: SGAOIL AN AONADH
Replies: 3
Views: 3162

Re: SGAOIL AN AONADH

Sgaoil an t-aonadh for singular, Sgaoilibh an t-aonadh for plural