Dà cheist

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Dà cheist

Unread post by Marshal » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:23 pm

Tha dà cheist agamsa.

Ciamar a chanas mi "How many Gaels do you know" anns a' Ghàidhlig? mheud Gàidheal...?

Agus chunnaic mi an gnàth seo, ach cha urrain dhomh cuimhneachad an ceart abairt. Bha sin mar: "tha mi toilichte coinneachad ribh" no rud mar sin. A bheil sin a' ciallachadh "nice to meet you"?

Tapadh leibh!
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Re: Dà cheistean

Unread post by akerbeltz » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:31 am

dà cheistean > dà cheist, by the way
How many Gaels do you know
Cò mheud Gàidheal a tha thu eòlach orra?

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tha mi toilichte coinneachad reibh
tha mi toilichte coinneachadh ribh but yes, it means nice to meet you

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Re: Dà cheistean

Unread post by Thrissel » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:01 pm

akerbeltz wrote:
How many Gaels do you know
Cò mheud Gàidheal a tha thu eòlach orra?
Am faod an roimhear a dhol roimhe "cò mheud"? Tha mi a' ciallachadh, am biodh "Air cò mheud Gàidheal a tha thu eòlach?" ceart cuideachd?

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Re: Dà cheist

Unread post by Marshal » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:24 pm

-Cò mheud Gàidheal a tha thu eòlach orra? (no cò mheud Gàidheal a tha thu eòlach?) agus -Tha mi toilichte coinneachad ribh, ma-thà.

Mòran taing!
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Re: Dà cheistean

Unread post by Níall Beag » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:51 am

akerbeltz wrote:dà cheistean > dà cheist, by the way
How many Gaels do you know
Cò mheud Gàidheal a tha thu eòlach orra?
Does the 's construction work here, ie "Cò mheud G1aidheal 's tusa eòlach orra?"...?

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Unread post by akerbeltz » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:50 am

Cò mheud Gaidheal 's tusa eòlach orra?
Well, yes and no. It's grammatical I guess but it suggests something else. It's not just a neutral question anymore (meaning that 's mise eòlach ort is not a grammatical sentence by itself, so the 's cannot be the copula, it must the the logical linking agus).

I would interpret this as a somewhat unidiomatic way of saying uiread a Ghàidheil 's tusa eòlach orra i.e. 'look, so many Gaels and you know them all'.

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Unread post by poor_mouse » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:51 am

Agus dè mu dheidhinn "cia mheud"? A bheil sin airson rudan a-mhàin?
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Unread post by akerbeltz » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:55 pm

The differences between those are down to dialect (sorry, no pins for cia meud yet and cia mheud isn't that clear as a pattern yet but AFAIKT it's mostly southern)
co mheud
co meud
cia mheud

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Unread post by poor_mouse » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:57 pm

Mòran taing!
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Unread post by GunChleoc » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:12 am

Thrissel wrote:Am faod an roimhear a dhol roimhe "cò mheud"? Tha mi a' ciallachadh, am biodh "Air cò mheud Gàidheal a tha thu eòlach?" ceart cuideachd?
Cha chreid mi gum faod thu dad a chur ro fhaclan ceiste idir.
Oileanach chànan chuthachail
Na dealbhan agam

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Re: Dà cheist

Unread post by akerbeltz » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:05 pm

Air cò mheud Gàidheal a tha thu eòlach
Chan eil, mar a thuirt GunChleoc. Well, chan ann an deagh Ghàidhlig. Cò aig a tha brath air nas urrainn dhut dèanamh ann an droch Ghàidhlig :D

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