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Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 6:35 am
by Adelheid
Tapadh leibh airson an fhàilte.
Tha an roinn „Gaelic 2012“ glè inntinneach , bidh mi a`coimhead an sin.
The section „Gaelic 2012“ is very interesting, I will look here.
Elke = Adelheid
Elke is the frisian version of Adelheid.

Elke

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:53 am
by GunChleoc
Welcome to all new users!

I am sorry it took me so long to activate your accounts, since I was on holiday.

Please don't be shy and introduce yourself :)

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:50 pm
by weegreg
Halò!

´S mise Greg agus tha mi a Cil Mhèarnaig (could someone confirm if it is "Cille Mhèarnaig" or "Cil Mhèarnaig"?)

I am very much a beginner in Gaelic, but I hope to improve within the coming months. Feel free to add me on Skype if you fancy helping me improve!

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:06 pm
by faoileag
This site is as about as official as it gets (Ainmean Àite na h-Alba = AAA) - it's linked to by the Scottish Government:


http://www.gaelicplacenames.org/databas ... ck&lang=en


But remember, locals may call / have called it the shorter version in everyday speech.


This site's version drops the final 'e':

http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/aite/ ... tairg=Lorg


And even AAA leaves it out in the Gaelic for Kildonan - Cill Donnain

So on balance go for the full works or leave the double L at least (which affects the pronunciation slightly - there's a bit of 'y' sound with a double L.. :lol:

(Consult Akerbeltz about pronunciation.... :spors: )


Oh, agus fàilte!!!! :lol:

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:40 am
by GunChleoc
Fàilte chridheil ort! :D

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:53 pm
by weegreg
Tapadh leat, now I need to work on building up my vocabulary rather than worrying about place names... easier said than done!

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:02 am
by macolgan
Halo a h-uile duine :)

Is mise Stiùbhart, tha mi à na Alba ( Bathgate ? )

Hello to everyone.

My name is Stewart, I come from Scotland ( Bathgate ? I dont know how to put this in Gaelic )

I'm 62 yrs old and very much a beginner in learning the Gàidhlig language. My hope is to retire to the west coast ( with my wife ) in a couple of years time - hopefully the islands, and would love to be reasonably fluent by that time. At least enough not to embarrass myself too much :naire:
Being able to converse in the 'mother tongue' would be an achievement- having dreamed of being able to do so for many years. Now that I'm retired I have the time to study and learn.

mac.

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:08 am
by GunChleoc
Fàilte chridheil ort! :D

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:15 pm
by faoileag
Fàilte bhuamsa cuideachd! - Welcome from me too! :D

Bathgate doesn't appear to have a Gaelic form.

http://www.gaelicplacenames.org/databas ... php?id=397


But as you are between Edinburgh and Glasgow, you should have access to the Gaelic-learning facilities and Gaelic events in both places.

This is a useful guide to Gaelic events in Edinburgh, and you can ask to go on their email list (June here, but mail John for latest):

http://blog.siliconglen.com/2012/05/gae ... -2012.html

There is a Glasgow Gaelic meet-up, and lots of other things going on which they would tell you about:
http://meetup.gaelicglasgow.org.uk/


Online / phone courses also available from SMO and AGA. They are work-intensive but effective and have steep learning curves.
SMO have possibly just started, AGA start next week.

http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/index_en.html

http://www.gaelicacademy.ca/


Given that you have the time, and are lucky enough to be in a place with access to courses and groups, I would urge you to learn in person, not alone with the internet, as many on here are forced to do for distance or work reasons.

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:16 pm
by macolgan
GunChleoc .. tapadh leat .. can you tr*nsl*t* your greeting as I cant find one -as yet !

faolleag .. tapadh leat - for the welcome ( i think yours means " welcome to the family ? ) and the information/links. I suspect you are correct in how I should go about learning, as I now have many " Gàidhlig " tabs open which is becoming a wee bit overpowering. :?

I was wondering if the fòram ever included audio 'conversations / posts ' ??

Mar sin leat an-dràsta

mac.

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:16 am
by GunChleoc
It means a hearty welcome!

Faoileag translated her welcome message ;)

If you look at the top of the page where it says "Wordlink", you can link this page into a selection of online dictionaries. You can then choose from which language to which language, then choose a dictionary. Then, all you have to do is click on a word! As a dictionary, I recommend Am Faclair Beag. Link also on top of this page.

We don't have an audio facility on the forum, so if you want to have an audio conversation with other members, you will need to sign up with Skype. A number of us are on there.

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:34 pm
by macolgan
Tapadh leat GunChleoc ..Wordlink is a v/handy tool :priob:

Trying to find HTML version of Beag a Bheag for my iPad - any ideas ?

mac.

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:58 pm
by GunChleoc
I had a look at this http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/foghlam/beag_air_bheag/units/

Except for the audio files, this is HTML. Audio files always need some form of player.

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:37 pm
by dontspeakany
Hello!
Is mise Fionnghuala. Tha mi á Ungarie.
I'm Blanka. I'm from Hungary. (Did I tr*nsl*t* the names right?)

I've started to learn gaelic a long time ago, but I know nothing.
(I always gave up because it's hard and there is nobody who could explain it to me.
Sometimes I feel like I'm alone in this country who wants to learn Gáidhlig! :mc: )
I'm so happy to found this forum, well, my english is not perfect... :)

I have many questions, and I love the language, especially how it sounds... :D

Re: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:57 am
by faoileag
Fàilte, Fhionngal!

Tha thu às an Ungair! Tha sin inntinneach - tha daoine ann an seo às an Ruis, à Poblach na Seic, às a' Ghearmailt , à Astràilia , à Canada, às na Stàitean Aonaichte..... (àitichean eile?) agus fiu 's à Alba! :lol:
Tha sinn fìr eadar-nàiseanta!

Welcome, Fionnghal (standard form).
You're from HUngary! That's interesting. THere are people here from Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Australia, Canada, the USA... (any other places?) - even from Scotland!

Look at the links along teh top of the forum - very useful ones, including an online dictionary (Am Faclair Beag). Click on Goireasan (resources) and Ceanglaichean (links) too.

There are also people interested in speaking on Skype - see the thread in the forum below.

And we are all happy to help on here with questions, so please try things out, however simple! :D