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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: 7332

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: 6227

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," actually refer...
by faoileag
Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Odd Request?
Replies: 19
Views: 6227

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: 13378

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: 3823

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: 3823

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 with the right...
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: 5331

Níall Beag wrote:
faoileag wrote:
Bidh mi ag obair cus an còmhnaidh
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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: 5331

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: 21058

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: 21058

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...
by faoileag
Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Obair dachaigh
Replies: 92
Views: 21058

Have I not always said that FtMnG was full of people who don't speak Gaelic? * I see this differently. It's quite possible that the teacher in question does NOT 'speak' Gaelic badly, but is in fact a native-speaker who can deal with spoken Gaelic perfectly well, just hadn't had much if any Gaelic-l...
by faoileag
Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello to all on here.
Replies: 37
Views: 13378

Hi Chris, sorry you feel left out, but I think it's perception, not reality. Gun Chleoc has really given you a lot of very patient help and others have from time to time too. :D Remember this is not a teaching forum, but a random community where people post if they have time and have answers. Not ev...
by faoileag
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Nan Meadhanan Ghaidhlig in Alba / Gaelic Media
Replies: 15
Views: 6523

Ah, tha a h-uile rud soilleir, mu dheireadh thall! 8-)

Unions and The Union!

The (Tory UK) Unionists are anti-(TUC)union, ceart gu leòr! :spors:
by faoileag
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Obair dachaigh
Replies: 92
Views: 21058

Bha cat air a fòn. there was a cat on her phone although i suspect this is probably a mistake, and that they meant "bha cat air a n f h òn", meaning "there was a cat on the phone" ... Though you do hear fòn unlenited (hence 'air a' fòn') - borrowed words aren't always used consistently, eg often do...
by faoileag
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1130
Views: 202508

'S e madainn glè bhlath, grianach, feathach a th' againn an-diugh. Bidh an là gu math teth, gun teagamh.

We're having a veyr warm, sunny, still morning today . The day will be pretty hot, doubtless.