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by faoileag
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: When to use àlainn vs brèagha?
Replies: 7
Views: 311

When to use àlainn vs brèagha?

And you may wish to add bòidheach to your complimentary repertoire. Lovely, pretty, graceful, bonnie, pleasing to the eye.
Especially if describing a nighean donn... ;-)

Google combinations for context and frequency, but check if sources look reliable.
by faoileag
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: 'ceart gu leòr' vs 'gu dòigheil'
Replies: 9
Views: 353

'ceart gu leòr' vs 'gu dòigheil'

Ceart gu leòr has also become the equivalent of the English "OK" or "alright", in all their meanings/nuances, often shortened to cgl in messages, Facebook posts etc. Chì mi aig 9m thu, cgl? Cgl! In our Gaelic-influenced Highland English people used to add "right enough"...
by faoileag
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Gaelic tr*nsl*t**n
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Gaelic tr*nsl*t**n

We don't do tr*ns on this forum (or we would be swamped, and we like to support professional practitioners), but this is actually a query about the origins of a place-name, so I'll give it a go. The notes in Ainmean Àite na h-Alba (Place-names of Scotland) are probably not very helpful to you in thi...
by faoileag
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: When to use do vs gu
Replies: 4
Views: 365

When to use do vs gu

DON'T add ri to the "to" mix!!!!!!!!!!!! It has nothing to do with motion or direction. It covers an interface situation - you share a surface / space with someone, something, an activity. Learn it in phrases, or together with the verbs that usually "take" it. Stay clear of equa...
by faoileag
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: When to use do vs gu
Replies: 4
Views: 365

When to use do vs gu

Basic principle: You can never tr*nsl*t* prepositions directly from one language to another. (Or much else, but particularly preps.) :-) Think of gu , as you have worked out, as approx up to, as far as, until , or as a waymarker in a journey. Whether you enter the place you reach is immaterial. Ver...
by faoileag
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Dictionary - very similar words with identical meanings
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Dictionary - very similar words with identical meanings

If you consult Am Faclair Beag itself, rather than LearnGaelic, you'll see that relative frequency of use / recognition by users is indicated (colour bars). In addition, if you click on the word itself, e.g. tuilleadh, you will see maps that show its distribution in Scotland and Nova Scotia. This is...
by faoileag
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: Were plastic monkeys important in ancient Celtic culture?
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Were plastic monkeys important in ancient Celtic culture?

Aw, you could have had "Thanks for all the fish" if you hadn't been so fed up of sgadan... 8-)





(Hitchiker's Guide to the Universe...)
by faoileag
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò. Is mise Ionatan.
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Halò. Is mise Ionatan.

Good try, and a correct grammatical sentence. :moladh: Cianalas is quite a strong word in Gaelic, a mixture of longing for and missing (a time, place, community etc) - used a lot by emigrant Gaels in America etc. Probably a bit too emotional for this context, unless you miss the seventies dreadfully...
by faoileag
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò. Is mise Ionatan.
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Halò. Is mise Ionatan.

Fàilte chridheil ort! A warm welcome to you! You can post language questions in the Grammar section (any level! "More proficient users" are happy to share what they themselves have learned - we try to help everyone if we can! :-) ), https://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/viewforum.php?f=11 ...
by faoileag
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Forum FAQ
Topic: How do I add accents to my posts?
Replies: 27
Views: 19135

How do I add accents to my posts?

Guidance here for all kinds of computers and devices:

http://www.igaidhlig.net/en/category/accented-letters/
by faoileag
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: A' toirt a-steach mi fhèin a-rithist!
Replies: 2
Views: 216

A' toirt a-steach mi fhèin a-rithist!

Inntinneach! Cus ri cheartachadh ;-) ach seo rud no dhà. Too much to correct but here are a couple of things. Latha matha dhuibh uile. (do = to > dhuibh = to you pl.) toirt a-steach = put in, insert, submit. Wrong "introduce" - never just go for the first option in LearnGaelicDict - check ...
by faoileag
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Coinneamhan air Skype / Skype Meetings
Topic: Does anyone want to chat in Gàidhlig on Skype?
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Does anyone want to chat in Gàidhlig on Skype?

Ah! :priob:
Saying what you are:

'S e neach-ionnsachaidh a th' annam. ( I'm a learner - that's what I see myself as. It's a learner that's in me.)
or
Tha mi nam neach-ionnsachaidh. (I'm in my learner-mode - currently/temporarily a learner.)
by faoileag
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Coinneamhan air Skype / Skype Meetings
Topic: Does anyone want to chat in Gàidhlig on Skype?
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Does anyone want to chat in Gàidhlig on Skype?

Gur math a thèid leibh uile le Skype - cuiribh teachdaireachdan gus tòiseachadh agus leigibh fios thugainn nuair a bhios buidheann ann. :-) Good luck to you all with Skype. Send messages to get started, and let us know when there is a group! Eadar dà sgeul, a Leòmhainn, learning is "ag ionnsach...
by faoileag
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Coinneamhan air Skype / Skype Meetings
Topic: Does anyone want to chat in Gàidhlig on Skype?
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Does anyone want to chat in Gàidhlig on Skype?

Next step would be to PM each other and exchange Skype names, and arrange a time to make initial contact.