Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Cò thusa? / Introduce yourself
LinsayR
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Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Unread post by LinsayR » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:33 pm

Oh dear - I don't know where to start! I would love to learn Gaelic, but can't find any local classes so when I saw this link on Facebook I thought it would be ideal. I got as far as 'Is mise Linsay' with a book, and Ciamar a tha thu? (I think) but think I need some support with this!! Does anyone know of any classes in the Falkirk/Stirling area? :?



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Unread post by conmaol » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:26 pm

Fàilte a Linsay! Why not head over to the special Gaelic2012 bit of the forum and introduce yourself there as well:

http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/viewforum.php?f=31

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Unread post by faoileag » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:52 pm

Failte! :D

Why not have a look here?

http://www.learngaelic.net/fios/


:D

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Unread post by caiptean » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:01 am

Hi everyone! :)
'S mise Eoiseua (<- My bad attempt at a Gàidhlig spelling of Joshua :P)
I just started learning Gaelic this week, and the book which I'm learning from has very little in the way of pronunciation help, so in my quest for aid in this, I discovered this forum! Huzzah!
Just a little bit about me: I'm from Iowa in the USA, and I am an amateur linguist and conlanger.
I'm hoping my time here will help me practice and learn on my journey to learn the language of my ancestors.

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Unread post by faoileag » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:50 am

Failte! :D

Follow up the links quoted on here to resources with audio, like the BBC Beag air Bheag course

http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/foghlam/beag_air_bheag/

or the Speaking Our Language video clips on learngaelic.net.

http://www.learngaelic.net/sol/episodes/1-18.jsp


Several online dictionaries have sound files too, eg Am Faclair Beag - actually a very large dictionary! :priob: (for many words),

http://faclair.com/

and the Ceumannan site's Faclair Mor - actually quite a small one! :P :

http://www.storlann.co.uk/ceumannan/lea ... index.html

LinsayR
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Unread post by LinsayR » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:51 pm

Thanks all (tapadh leat?)- have those links saved as favourites now so wish me luck!

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Unread post by forauldlangsyne » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:01 am

faoileag wrote:Failte! :D

Follow up the links quoted on here to resources with audio, like the BBC Beag air Bheag course

http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/foghlam/beag_air_bheag/

or the Speaking Our Language video clips on learngaelic.net.

http://www.learngaelic.net/sol/episodes/1-18.jsp


Several online dictionaries have sound files too, eg Am Faclair Beag - actually a very large dictionary! :priob: (for many words),

http://faclair.com/
Trying to post first time user :lol: tha mi duilich
and the Ceumannan site's Faclair Mor - actually quite a small one! :P :

http://www.storlann.co.uk/ceumannan/lea ... index.html

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Unread post by forauldlangsyne » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:04 am

First time user :D learning how to post. Cuidich mi!

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:25 pm

Fàilte oirbh uile! - Welcome to you all! :D
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Unread post by forauldlangsyne » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:55 pm

:D forgive me for using English but my Gaidhlig is too rudimentary. I accessed TAIC and I am having trouble with the sound files. I can download them on my pc (windows 7 the latest) but they do not play. I tried to use google, chrome, and Firefox, with the same results. I tried to open them with iTunes but it buffers and buffers and gets no where. I can play the mp3s on my ipad2. Pls advise. I am ready to donn a saffron robe and commit suicide, well almost... :gulach:
Ps I notified TAIC's designer already, but I was hoping you can advise me.

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Unread post by AlasdairBochd » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:23 am

Download and install VLC media player you should have no problems. This will play every conceivable audio and video file.
Seo ceangal - Here's a link http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:11 am

I just tested with Windows 7 and VLC, it is working. You might get a download window and have to click the file, but it does work.

RealPlayer or Real Alternative should play the files as well, but VLC is better, since it plays pretty much everything under the sun.
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Unread post by cmd » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:11 pm

hi
smise carol agus tha mi a'fuireach ann an cille bhridge an ear
tha mi air a'bhith ag ionnsachadh gaidhlig "gu brath" - for ever - ach tha mi a' smaoineachadh gub heil mi ro ghorach o coinns gu bheil piseach/adhartas agam gle slaodach!!!!!
s toil leam a'bhith a' leughadh and s toil leam gle mhath Runrig agus donnie munro agus a'cocaireachd cuideach
tha mi cuideachd oifigeach anns an Boys' brigade
tha mi seann ach "outside" a mhain
"inside" tha mi nas oige!!!!

carol d

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Unread post by faoileag » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:15 am

Fàilte, a Charol!

Tha sinn toilichte d' fhaicinn! :D

Have a look at the Gaelic2012 threads for tips, links, and particularly the chance to network with the other learners. Get together with others on here, or arrange to Skype or email each other for practice and mutual support.

Try out your 'cuid Gàidhlig' in that section of the Forum and in the regular Bilingual section as well - we do our best to help, correct and give general support!

And you'll find a good few Runrig fans on here too. There's a thread 'Òran na Seachdain' in the Gaelic2012 section which is still discussing 'Alba'! :lol:

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:17 pm

Fàilte ort a Charol, tha sinn toilichte d' fhaicinn an seo!
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