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by faoileag
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: sù/sutha vs sòfa
Replies: 4
Views: 12056

Re: sù/sutha vs sòfa

I can only assume it's the pronunciation. sù is essentially an attempt to render "zoo" in Gaelic spelling, though it's pronounced with a Z, which Gaelic doesn't have. The S in sù is therefore not a typical Gaelic S sound, and doesn't feel natural with spelling / pron. rules that belong to the sound ...
by faoileag
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhuibh uile!
Replies: 2
Views: 10225

Re: Halò agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhuibh uile!

Fàilte chridheil an seo, agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhut fhèin!

Math cluinntinn mu na rinn thu gu ruige seo airson do chuid Gàidhlig agus gu bheil do mhac ann am FtMG. Cum ort! :moladh:

Bhiodh e fìor mhath d' fhaicinn an seo gu tric, le naidheachdan, ceistean is eile. Cleachd i no caill i! :-)
by faoileag
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Dà-chànanach / Bilingual
Topic: Duolingo phrases :)
Replies: 9
Views: 18350

Re: Duolingo phrases :)

An dòchas gu bheil rudeigin eile ort cuideachd! ;-)

Hope you have something else on too!

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhut! :-D
by faoileag
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Dog commands
Replies: 2
Views: 11145

Re: Dog commands

Lots online. Have fun! ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx7jQFopvO4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVx47iaWJQE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id4NJC251xQ https://www.siliconglen.scot/Scotland/7_13.html and here is an earlier thread on the same topic. https://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/viewto...
by faoileag
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Forum FAQ
Topic: Gaelic2012
Replies: 2
Views: 9926

Re: Gaelic2012

Hi Larissa, You'll see that the references to this are all from 2012 or shortly after. That's because it was a special sub-forum founded early in 2012 as a project from someone at at a University (Glasgow?) to win new learners for Gaelic in the course of that year. It basically was to help beginners...
by faoileag
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Pod-chraoladh ùr de sgeulachdan Gàidhlig
Replies: 1
Views: 19377

Pod-chraoladh ùr de sgeulachdan Gàidhlig

Goireas ùr inntinneach (do dh'fhileantaich / dh'adhartaich co-dhiù) air a nochdadh: 'S e Sgeul is Seanachas a th' air a' phod-chraoladh a tha Fòram Sgeulachdan na h-Alba air cruthachadh. Cluinnear measgachadh de sgeulachdan traidiseanta, eachdraidheil is èibhinn anns a' Ghàidhlig, air an gabhail le ...
by faoileag
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Gràmar, Fuaimean is Gnàths / Grammar, Sounds and Expressions
Topic: Pronunciation of agus
Replies: 4
Views: 12410

Re: Pronunciation of agus

You'll even hear "eggus". :-)


Just think of all the English speakers you know who pronounce the same things slightly differently - depending on region or personal preference.
by faoileag
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Halò. Is mise Lemonie.
Replies: 3
Views: 11352

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: 16036

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: 14029

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: 16036

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: 25478

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: 15713

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: 15713

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: 353
Views: 232911

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...