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by Fear na coille
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Short courses (immersion?)
Replies: 26
Views: 11474

Re: Short courses (immersion?)

O.K. Gabh mo leisgeul, the presidential election/primary is heating up here, inflamitory rhetoric and all, sure it has parked somewhere in my subconscious.

Looks like I was trying to skin an amaoba.. Tha mi duilich Mhst Beag.
by Fear na coille
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Short courses (immersion?)
Replies: 26
Views: 11474

Re: Short courses (immersion?)

One of the students wrote:“I am definitely more confident with my Gaelic today than I was four days earlier.” I'm not sure this qualifies as a fantastic claim. Maybe if the student said "I have now mastered the Gaelic language, having enrolled in this groundbreaking course" I know real people don't ...
by Fear na coille
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Short courses (immersion?)
Replies: 26
Views: 11474

Re: Short courses (immersion?)

Caution: “I am definitely more confident with my Gaelic today than I was four days earlier.” Most quotes I see for any language class (in any language) are from what I call "false beginners". Without knowing how much they'd studied before entering the classroom, it's actually quite hard to evaluate...
by Fear na coille
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: [Gaelic 2012] Fàilte! Welcome new learners!
Replies: 55
Views: 13324

Re: Fàilte! Welcome new learners!

Hi first post,dont know if i am doing this right never mind learning a language, I have wanted to learn for ages but no one else in the family are interested plus I am disabled and the medication I am on makes my memory pretty bad so this is gonna be very hard though I am gonna give it my all.Good ...
by Fear na coille
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Homeschooling
Replies: 20
Views: 3649

Re: Homeschooling

Here's a great Uallas Story in Gaelic perhaps you could use in your class:
http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/ionns ... dh/uu.html

Tha mi'n dochas gum bith e cordadh rium :)

Note: it has many older spellings, and also uses the acute.
by Fear na coille
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Geamannan is Spòrs / Games and Fun
Topic: Dà-chànanach: Dè tha thu ag ithe? / What are you eating?
Replies: 61
Views: 18857

Re: Dà-chànanach: Dè tha thu ag ithe? / What are you eating?

Tapadh leibhse!

Na Gàidheal.
(Gàidheal loses its h in plural form)
by Fear na coille
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: A h-aon (#1) - Cò às a tha sibh?
Replies: 75
Views: 28259

Re: A h-aon (#1) - Cò às a tha sibh?

Fear a' choille - "in" = ann an (not just "ann" on its own), e.g. ann an Iorc Nuadh [in New York]; ann an Florida a deas [in south Florida] "in the" = anns na, anns a', anns an, e.g. anns na Stàitean Aonaichte [in the US]; anns a' bhaile [in the town] anns na, anns a', anns an are sometime shortene...
by Fear na coille
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: A h-aon (#1) - Cò às a tha sibh?
Replies: 75
Views: 28259

Re: A h-aon (#1) - Cò às a tha sibh?

Tha mi fhìn às Na Stàitean Aonaichte.
I myself am from The Unites States.

Rugadh is thogadh mi ann Iorc Nuadh.
I was born and raised in New York.

Ach tha mi fuireach ann Florida a deas air a' chladach an Cuan Siar.
But I live in South Florida on the Atlantic coast.
by Fear na coille
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Geamannan is Spòrs / Games and Fun
Topic: Dà-chànanach: Dè tha thu ag ithe? / What are you eating?
Replies: 61
Views: 18857

Re: Dà-chànanach: Dè tha thu ag ithe? / What are you eating?

'S e brochan ma tha, nuair a tha sibh anns a' Ghàidhealtachd, deanaibh mar a' Ghàidheal.

It's brochan then, when in the Gàidhealtachd, do as the Gael.
by Fear na coille
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Correspondence Courses?
Replies: 8
Views: 4351

Re: Correspondence Courses?

Here is one list of courses that I know of, I'm sure there are many besides this..

http://www.acgamerica.org/learn-gaelic/ ... e-learning

There are private tutors, as well as full academic courses e.g. S.M.O., A.G.A.
best of luck.. :D
by Fear na coille
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Ceòl, Leabhraichean is na h-Ealain / Music, Books and the Arts
Topic: Òran Gàidhlig na Seachdain?
Replies: 81
Views: 27141

Re: Òran Gàidhlig na Seachdain?

Chluich mi an t-òran aig a' bhanais againn an Dàmhair seo chaidh. Uill, chluich an DJ co-dhiù, 's dh'èist a h-uile duile a b'ann. 8-)

Ma 's math a' Ghàidhlig agam sgrìobh mi:

I played the song at our wedding this past October. Well, the DJ played (it) anyway, and everyone there listened.
by Fear na coille
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Geamannan is Spòrs / Games and Fun
Topic: Dà-chànanach: Dè tha thu ag ithe? / What are you eating?
Replies: 61
Views: 18857

Re: Dà-chànanach: Dè tha thu ag ithe? / What are you eating?

Dh'ith mi brochan madainn an-diugh. I'm not 100% sure about this but I think that "brochan" (i.e. "porridge") is the stuff you eat and "min-choirce" is (one of) the ingredients you make it from (i.e. the oats). This morning = morning today = madainn an-diugh. This may be a trans-Atlantic mis-commun...
by Fear na coille
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1126
Views: 161964

Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Ah gum bi = that there will be.
nach bi = that there won't be.

Tha eagal orm nach bi Santa a' tighinn a-nochd.
'S e balach mi-mhodhaill a th' annad!

I'm afraid that Santa won't be coming tonight.
You're a bad boy!
by Fear na coille
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?
Replies: 1126
Views: 161964

Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

I just got my accent marks
Fhuair mi an stràcan

An e'' 'S dòcha gu bhi sneachd ann a-nochd'' ?

Is it '' perhaps it will snow tonight'' ?

Ann an àite far a bheil mi fhìn tha e blàth an-diugh.

In the place where I am it is warm today.
by Fear na coille
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: [Gaelic 2012] Fàilte! Welcome new learners!
Replies: 55
Views: 13324

Re: Fàilte! Welcome new learners!

Halo a charaid 'sa chànan. Bliadhna mhath ùr dhuibhsa.