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Unread postby ~Sìle~ » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:25 pm

Tha ceist agam: amach griobh, no amach ghriobh?

Tha i "Gyps fulvus" anns an Laideann.



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Unread postby GunChleoc » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:09 pm

amach griobha no fang griobha, chanainn-sa. No amach-ghriobha, fang-ghriobha.

Chan eil fios agam am biodh amach no fang na b' fhearr co-dhiù. Bhithinn faiceallach a' cleachdadh "griobh" cuideachd - mar eisimpleir, sa Gearmailtis, 's e "amach/fang-gheòidh" a th' ann.
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Unread postby ~Sìle~ » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:08 pm

Ciamar a tha sibh ag ràdh "MacAlpins Dream" anns a' Ghàidhlig?

aisling aig MacAilpein?

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Sorry, not entirely sure how to turn MacAilpein into the genitive, since it already ends in a slender vowel, and I've not seen Mhac used before.

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Re: Ceistean

Unread postby An Gobaire » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:50 pm

Aisling MhicAilpein / Aisling Mhic Ailpein
Dèan buil cheart de na fhuair thu!

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Unread postby ~Sìle~ » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:32 pm

An Gobaire wrote:Aisling MhicAilpein / Aisling Mhic Ailpein


Ah! I never new the Mac part of a name could be slenderised. It never even occurred to me. *doh!* Thank you so much An Gobaire! :D

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Unread postby Níall Beag » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:25 pm

Proper names are an exception to the "one genitive only" rule, and as I understand it, the first element is put into the genitive to make the name as a whole genitive.

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Unread postby akerbeltz » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:26 pm

Aisling Mhic Ailpein


No, that's Irish style surnames (they put a space), Gaelic writes them together. As a result, it's not really breaking the genitive count rule, as MacAilpean counts as one pre-fabricated noun (like taigh-tasgaidh, which can be inflected to taighe-thasgaidh without breaking the rules).

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Unread postby ~Sìle~ » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:35 pm

Chan eil am beairt-aile ag obair.
Chan eil an fionnarachadh ag obair.
Chan eil an fionnaraiche-adhair ag obair.

Which is the correct word for 'air conditioning' in this sentence, please?

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Unread postby akerbeltz » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:30 pm

Chan eil am beairt-aile ag obair.

a' bheairt-àile

Chan eil an fionnarachadh ag obair.

an > am
I would avoid this unless the context is clear, this would suggest "cooling" if there was no context

Chan eil an fionnaraiche-adhair ag obair.

an > am but otherwise this is the one I'd use personally.

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Unread postby ~Sìle~ » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:30 pm

Tapadh leibh akerbeltz.

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Unread postby faoileag » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:09 pm

I'd have said 'ag obrachadh' (in the sense of functioning, in operation). Am I being pedantic? :priob:

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Unread postby akerbeltz » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:06 pm

Mmm explain to me the difference in meaning between
The aircon is working
and
The aircon is operating

and we'll take it from there 8-)

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Unread postby faoileag » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:51 pm

You'll be sorry you asked... :spors:

If I was personalising the aircon, e.g. "That poor aircon is working really hard in this heat / working away / doing a fine job of work", I would think 'ag obair'.

If I'm just stating factually that "yes, it works, it's in working order, we have functioning aircon", then I'd go for 'ag obrachadh'.

And I'd especially go for that one if it wasn't functioning.

You did ask. :lol:

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Unread postby akerbeltz » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:06 pm

Hmmmm....

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Unread postby ~Sìle~ » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:18 pm

I used the following as a caption to a photo I took on the weekend, but I'm still not sure I got it right: "Éirigh na gréine os coin a' chnoic an-diugh." It is meant to say "Sunrise over the hill today". I've not used 'os coin' before but it said it was followed by the genitive, but I was still not sure I had it right. :?

When looking up Sunrise in the dictionary, I noted the accents were acute, not grave, so I left them as such in my caption. Should I have changed the accents to grave in order to follow GOC?