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by faoileag
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò. Is mise Lemonie.
Replies: 3
Views: 7770

Re: Halò. Is mise Lemonie.

Fàilte, Lemonie! :-) Radio nan Gàidheal: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radionangaidheal But don't be put off if you don't understand much for quite a while - that's the usual learner experience. Let it wash over you and you'll get a feel for intonation and sounds. Be glad if the odd word or phrase jumps out...
by faoileag
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 8
Views: 9959

Re: Hello all!

'S e do bheatha! :D

You're welcome!
by faoileag
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: tr*nsl*t**n of Aigha bàs
Replies: 5
Views: 9395

Re: tr*nsl*t**n of Aigha bàs

The Aigha part could be a mistake or a change over time from the noun àigh , menaing, among other things, good fortune, or (earlier) glory. (AFB, Dwelly). So maybe maybe originally Àigh! Bàs! - Glory! Death! Slogan evolved from sluagh-ghairm, so lots of scope for the history of Ya bass! ;-) sluagh-g...
by faoileag
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 8
Views: 9959

Re: Hello all!

Agus fàilte bhuamsa cuideachd! :-) How are you learning (or planning to)? The new Duolingo course? (See thread here: https://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3328&p=23981#p23981 ) There are useful reviews of online courses here: https://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/viewtopic.php?f=...
by faoileag
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Scottish Gaelic now available on DuoLingo
Replies: 13
Views: 10722

Re: Scottish Gaelic now available on DuoLingo

I am ambivalent about Duolingo as such, as it is basically earning money via ads for the owners, but all the considerable work, especially the immense start-up work done so far, is done by unpaid volunteers. (All credit to them! :-)) As far as accuracy goes, I have tried out a fair chunk (till I got...
by faoileag
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: The sound of 'r' at the end of a word
Replies: 7
Views: 10467

Re: The sound of 'r' at the end of a word

Pronouncing a slender R, especially at the end of a word, as something akin to a soft English TH (a sort of light lisping effect) is very common, so you will often come across it. If you look at the IPA given for air, you see that the final r is given as r and a tiny j . J in IPA is a y sound (as in...
by faoileag
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: The sound of 'r' at the end of a word
Replies: 7
Views: 10467

Re: The sound of 'r' at the end of a word

Regional variations aside, the pronunciation of R generally depends on what comes before it (and after it, if not final) - whether it begins the word, broad or slender vowels, combinations with other consonants etc. See Akerbeltz's pages on L, N, R. http://www.akerbeltz.org/index.php?title=Liquids_o...
by faoileag
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum
Replies: 339
Views: 144419

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Feasgar math dhut! 'S e Gàidhlig na h-Alba a tha ga bruidhinn an seo, chan e Gaeilge, ach ma bhios ùidh agad anns a' chànan againne, fàilte chridheil ort an seo! :-) It's Scottish Gaelic, not Irish, that we speak on this forum, but if you're interested in our language you're very welcome to stay aro...
by faoileag
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Vocative for Seoc and Slenderization Resource
Replies: 4
Views: 9300

Re: Vocative for Seoc and Slenderization Resource

Am Faclair Beag says it doesn't change (i.e. you can lenite, but not slenderise), probably as it's a Gaelic rendering of a non-Gaelic name: Seoc /ʃɔxg/ fir. neo-ath . Jock But there does seem to be a genitive form of the name in use - Google throws up some reasonably reputable sources: an fhèineachd...
by faoileag
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 10922

Re: Reviews

Mòran taing airson nan lèirmheasan seo - gu math feumail do luchd-ionnsachaidh! :-)
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: 10
Views: 12569

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: 8654

'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" to a sentence to express agr...
by faoileag
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Gaelic tr*nsl*t**n
Replies: 2
Views: 5238

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: 5
Views: 9927

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 equating it to an Englis...
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: 5
Views: 9927

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...