Occupations

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Occupations

Unread post by MacCoinnich79 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:46 pm

I was sitting writing in Gaelic and tried to write the word runner. I realised I have no idea what it should be so I checked out how to form occupations from verbs or nouns. I am still none the wiser.

Ruithiche
Ruithear
Ruitheadair
Fear/Bean ruith

's e ruithiche a th' annam looks right to me.

's e ur beachd??



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Re: Occupations

Unread post by poor_mouse » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:19 pm

Am Faclair Beag:
ruitheadair
fir. iol. -ean
runner

ruithear
fir. gin. -eir, iol. -an
runner
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Re: Occupations

Unread post by MacCoinnich79 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:03 pm

Doh, bha mi a' cleachdadh leabhraichean aig an àm agus cha robh mi a' smaointinn idir. Mòran taing poor_mouse

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Re: Occupations

Unread post by poor_mouse » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:19 pm

'S e do bheatha, a charaid! :)
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Re: Occupations

Unread post by GunChleoc » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:26 am

All your attempts are correctly formed, it is then a question of which of these people actually use :)
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Re: Occupations

Unread post by MacCoinnich79 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:31 am

So could any of the examples be used or is it a case of just learning the correct form for each occupation?

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Re: Occupations

Unread post by GunChleoc » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:59 pm

It's always better to choose the form that people are actually using. Knowing how to make these up is still useful though, in case you can't remember or haven't learned a particular piece of vocabulary yet :)
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