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by eideard
Sun May 04, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceist a thaobh possession
Replies: 10
Views: 2835

neoni wrote:or "cò leis a tha an leabhar?"
There's a subtle difference between "cò leis a tha an leabhar ?" which means "who owns the book ?" and "Cò aig a tha an leabhar ? " which means "Who has the book?" In the second case someone might have borrowed the book or found it somewhere, but does not own it.
by eideard
Sun May 04, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceist a thaobh possession
Replies: 10
Views: 2835

Re: Ceist a thaobh possession

iolair wrote:Halo a h-uile,

Ciamar a chanas iad sa Ghaidhlig "Who has the book?"?

I'm tempted to try "Aig co a tha an leabhar?", but I don't think I've ever seen or heard that.

Moran taing.
Cò aig a tha an leabhar ?
by eideard
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Geamannan is Spòrs / Games and Fun
Topic: Dà-chànanach: Dè an uair a tha e? / How late is it?
Replies: 107
Views: 73187

GunChleoc wrote:Tha e fichead mionaidean an dèidh naoi 'sa mhadainn

9:20 am
Bu chòir dha a bhith " Tha e fichead mionaid an deìdh....." "Tha e còig mionaidean fichead an dèidh naoi ( 9:25)" agus mar sin air adhart (etc.)

It should be.....
by eideard
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Invalid
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

Re: Invalid

GunChleoc wrote:Ciamar a chanas mi invalid? Cha d' fhuair mi ach invalid :roll:

m.e. Invalid session = Seasan ???
Seisean neo-bhrigheil (Faclair na Pàrlamaid.)
by eideard
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: 'S mise agasgoil
Replies: 13
Views: 4981

Re: Thanks for the greetings!

Cèid wrote:
Tha mi Amaireaganach cuideachd.
FYI - it should be " 'S e Ameireaganach a th'annam cuideachd." :priob:
by eideard
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: New learners book!
Replies: 34
Views: 13899

In English you would not hear an exchange like this:
How are you?
Am good.

No, but you definitely will hear "How are you ? " "Good, thanks." And if you're in the southern US you'll also hear "A 'm good." :D
by eideard
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Faclairean air loidhne / Online Dictionaries
Replies: 12
Views: 4553

lg15fan wrote:... unfortunatly gibberish to (ignorant) me - so is there an online dict?
Yes, www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/sbg/lorg.php
by eideard
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Iarrtasan Eadar-theangachaidh
Topic: How do I say?
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: How do I say?

Dochas thu tha cordadh ribh an bris. Dochas thu tha chan eil a dhith sinn ro moran. Can someone corect me and tell me how to say this. Hope you are enjoying the break. Hope you are not missing us too much. There are several words for break (meaning a pause or interval) : pleidhe, beàrn, tràth saor....
by eideard
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Duine eile aig a bheil Gàidhlig ann an Alasga a dh'ear-dheas
Replies: 10
Views: 3120

An Gobaire wrote:Litrich thu gu ceart e. 'S e "greiseachadh" a th' ann!
'S dòcha, ach dè tha cearr le "greasadh" ? Agus chan urrainn dhomh am facal "greiseachadh" fhaighinn àite sam bith :gulach:
by eideard
Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Duine eile aig a bheil Gàidhlig ann an Alasga a dh'ear-dheas
Replies: 10
Views: 3120

Re: Duine eile aig a bheil Gàidhlig ann an Alasga a dh'ear-d

[quote="Tearlach61"]Bha sinn a' greiseachadh .....

Gabh mo leisgeul, ach dè tha "greiseachadh" a' ciallachadh ?
by eideard
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: word order with "math air"
Replies: 16
Views: 4345

I can say Thèid mi a' cluich ball-coise, or can't I ?

No, you should say "Thèid mi a chluich ball-coise" because thèid is a verb of motion and thus takes the infinitive.
by eideard
Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?
Replies: 1557
Views: 279303

[quote="GunChleoc

t and d do not lenite after n.]

You can add "s"; t, d and s don't lenite after n
by eideard
Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Words with same meaning
Replies: 15
Views: 4778

You usually find DiDòmhnaich in learner's books, so it's easier to stick to one form in order not to confuse the students (even further :P) This is from Scottish Gaelic in 3 Months , basically the same as what my first teacher taught our class, although Episcopalians weren't mentioned: "The use of ...
by eideard
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Radio nan Gaidheal dialog box
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

Re: Radio nan Gaidheal dialog box

A bheil thu airson leantainn ort
Do you want to continue on

ag èisteachd far na sguir thu?
listening where you stopped

That's my take on it.
by eideard
Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Ceist no dha
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Ceist no dha

Also, in Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 454 there is a sentence "Chaidh iarraidh air a bhith na easbaig". I think I understand the meaning - he was asked to be the bishop - but why is the article "na"? There are two ways of saying that you are something, e.g. "I'm a minister." 'S e ministear a th'annam...