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by faoileag
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Tenses: I am a tad confuzzled!
Replies: 29
Views: 6598

http://www.tokipona.org/

Inntinneach, ceart gu leòr! :lol:

sina pilin seme, a neoni? :spors:

ale li pona!
by faoileag
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Mo sgeul / My story
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Tearlach: ...dhan bhùthan = dhan bhùth, neo dhan na bùthan (not quite certain how 'dhan na bùthan'would be spelt though). don/dhan bhùth = to the shop ( singular ), short for do/dha +a' bhùth (do and dha are alternatives forms, both used) do/dha na bùthan (or: bùithtean , alternative form, and the o...
by faoileag
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Obair dachaigh
Replies: 92
Views: 16541

neoni wrote:alasdair?

i think it's

fast gil viten bitte

but i've no idea about the middle two words or the overall meaning



Ein Fass [?] Weizen, bitte. ??

(Fass = barrel, and Weizenbier = a kind of wheat-based beer, bitte=please)
by faoileag
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Obair dachaigh
Replies: 92
Views: 16541

The dog bent its leg. :mc:

I wonder what the next sentence will be! 8-)
by faoileag
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Odd Request?
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

I use sol-fa for making quick notations of tunes I hear before I forget them. Take each letter(note) as one beat. To halve the length, use a dot after the note, to double it, add a hyphen. That's about all I recall from my primary school days, but it's useful enough as a reminder. The ' and , indica...
by faoileag
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Tenses: I am a tad confuzzled!
Replies: 29
Views: 6598

I would say 'Saoilidh mi' when it's my fairly permanent, black and white opinion, assumption, supposition, and 'tha mi a' smaoineachadh' when it's something I have just thought of and may yet revise, or only relevant to the current situation. The simple future form implies regular activity or factua...
by faoileag
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Odd Request?
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

This may be the version you have - I'm only going on an Amazon review, haven't heard the CD: The Wicked Tinkers: Rant album. Reviewer says: Just a note about "MacFarlane's Lantern," it's sung in Gaelic, and it's all about cattle-raiding -- I think the Gaelic subtitle, "Thogal nam Bo,&...
by faoileag
Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Odd Request?
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

Celtic/Gaelic music relies not on written sheet music but on learning (by ear) from others and adding your own grace notes, rhythms, repetitions, minor chords, etc - so try to get away from formulae and develop your own version of what you hear. If you 'sort of' know the tune, that should be enough....
by faoileag
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello to all on here.
Replies: 37
Views: 10976

Agus buntàta...
8-)

ach chan e faclan Gàidhlig a th' annta co-dhiù, 's mar sin a tha stràcan neo-riaghailteach aca.
by faoileag
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Ceist ri thaobh faclairean
Replies: 12
Views: 3311

The one i wanted was in Waterstones but i refused to pay £20 for it. It was about 450pages long, blue cover, has small sized text inside, is a Gaelic-English dictionary, and after the word in Gaelic it gives a pronunciation of it (A rather good one tbh). It must be an reprinted ersion as they still...
by faoileag
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Ceist ri thaobh faclairean
Replies: 12
Views: 3311

Have a look at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_/202-2213326-9687848?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Gaelic+dictionary+&x=18&y=20 You can see that the Angus Watson Eng - Gaelic is now available in paperback, and used even cheaper. I personally like this one, along wi...
by faoileag
Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: New Starter / How do I say
Replies: 20
Views: 4900

Níall Beag wrote:
faoileag wrote:
Bidh mi ag obair cus an còmhnaidh
`
He said sometimes, not always!


You're right - must have been thinking of myself when I wrote that!

uaireannan, Chris - tha mi duilich! :lol:
by faoileag
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: New Starter / How do I say
Replies: 20
Views: 4900

Halò, a Chris,

Seo molaidh dhut bhuamsa:

Bidh mi ag obair cus an còmhnaidh
(Sin an fhirinn dhomhsa cuideachd! :priob: )

Tha mi a' fuireach còmhla ri mo leannan agus mo thrìuir chlann-cèile.

Dè ur beachd, a h-ulie duine?
by faoileag
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Obair dachaigh
Replies: 92
Views: 16541

I wasnt being critical of the teacher, the teacher couldnt do more to help the kids, this just basically to help them remember the words they learned in class. I wasn't saying you were - in fact it was more the others spontaneously reacting with dismay that I was thinking of, maybe making you yours...
by faoileag
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Obair dachaigh
Replies: 92
Views: 16541

That is exactly what is happening. OK, then I personally would be more generous in my interpretation of the quality of the homework. You can, if you feel ypu must, always have a quick look in the dictionary to check accents etc. It 's important not to be over-critical of the teacher or you will und...