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by clarsach
Wed May 20, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: double-barreled verbs
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

neoni, I have gone through TYG, and am starting a second time through. I'm also using several resources on the internet. Niall, I found "dèan dealbh" in the Gaelic-English dictionary as the entry for draw. So it appears to me they are saying the tr*nsl*t**n of 'draw' is 'dèan dealbh.' :?
by clarsach
Tue May 19, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: double-barreled verbs
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Moran taing.

So (and I knew this had I been thinking tenses instead of wrapped up in sentence structure! :naire: ) what I wrote was Niall draws a tree. ?
by clarsach
Tue May 19, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: double-barreled verbs
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

double-barreled verbs

In the last 2 days, I've come across a couple of these: dèan dealbh (draw) and dèan ùrnaigh (pray). How are these used? Is there a tha/ bha/ bhiodh in there, or just the two parts of the verb? And are the two parts of the verb split up in the sentence? I.e.: Dèan dealbh Niall craobh. Niall drew a tr...
by clarsach
Tue May 19, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bi aig/ have
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Moran taing! :D
by clarsach
Mon May 18, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bi aig/ have
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Moran taing.

That's how I was originally thinking through such sentences (without the aig, though), but then I thought it technically says Jane IS long hair, Tom IS new car. But 'tha+aig' means 'has' in that context?

Where does the bi aig in the dictionary come from? :?
by clarsach
Mon May 18, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: bi aig/ have
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

bi aig/ have

I looked this up today. Is this correct usage:

Bi aig Sina falt fada. Jane has long hair.
Bi aig Thomais car ùr. Tom has a new car.


Also just as chan eil is the negative of tha, what would be the negative of bi aig? (How would I say so and so doesn't have such and such.)
by clarsach
Mon May 18, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 207248

Blasta!!

'S toil leam aran banana. Tha mo nighean fuin e.

Tha mi a' nighe taighe agus ag sgriobh an-diugh. Seo feasgar, tha mi a' dol ag obair.





Tasty!

I like banana bread. My daughter bakes it.

I am cleaning house and writing today. This afternoon, I am going to work.
by clarsach
Fri May 15, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 207248

Moran taing.

Nuair cleachdadhainn clasach, maicne, agus oigridh?

Thank you. When would I use clasach, maicne, and oigridh?
by clarsach
Fri May 15, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1112
Views: 138326

[quote="GunChleoc"]grianach agus teth quote] :naire: Moran taing! I should have double-checked, but thought I had that one down! :) Tha i grianach agus teth a-rithist an-diugh., ri an h-oiteag. A bheil an diofar eadar oiteag, osag, agus soirbheas? It is sunny and warm again today, with a b...
by clarsach
Fri May 15, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Grammar questions from TYG
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Moran taing airson ur cuideachadh, gu h-àraidh an làrach-lìn.




Thank you for your help, especially the website.
by clarsach
Fri May 15, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello, new here
Replies: 14
Views: 2228

Moran taing, GC and GO.

Tha e cuideachail .... to see it laid out like that.

Tha mi duillich... my brain keeps switching back to German constructions and can't even begin to figure out how to structure the rest of that sentence. :?
by clarsach
Fri May 15, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Sin mi fhìn
Replies: 11
Views: 2037

Failte ort, GhreasOrt.

Tha mi beagan Ghearmailtis agam agus chòrdadh e rium tuilleadh ionnasachadh.


Welcome, GreasOrt

I speak a little German and would like to learn more.
by clarsach
Fri May 15, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Grammar questions from TYG
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Grammar questions from TYG

I'm on my second round through TYG, and hoping to really understand the grammar accurately and in-depth this time. It seems many others on this board are using the book, too, so I'm hoping we can help each other out. Chapter 2, do and a (to) are introduced. Are these words totally interchangeable, o...
by clarsach
Fri May 15, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 207248

Tha mi éisteachd air clann. [Carson a bheil an facal air 'children' clann (in Teach Yourself Gaelic), ach caslach, maicne, agus oigridh (in Dwelly's)?] I am listening to children Why is the word for 'children' clann in Teach Yourself Gaelic, but caslach, maicne, and oigridh in Dwelly's? Moran taing!
by clarsach
Fri May 15, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1112
Views: 138326

Tha i griach agus theth an-diugh.