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Ciamar a chanas mi.... / How do I say...
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Unread post by bodach » Thu May 19, 2016 7:55 pm

Re Beag air bheag, Aonad 10
A bheil 'fidhle' agus 'fidheall' ionann?

Ann an Transcript 2,
Q: An toigh leat ... ?
A: Is toil. Is toigh leam ...
Carson toigh ... toil ... toigh ?

Mar an ceudna,
Q: Am bi thu ...?
A: Bithidh. Bídh mi ...
Tri cruthan?

Re Little by little, Unit 10
Are 'fidhle' and 'fidheall' identical in meaning?

In Transcript 2,
Q: Do you like ..?
A: Yes. I like ...
Why the two forms?

Similarly bi, bith, bithidh -- 3 forms?

Any light shed on these would be appreciated.



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Unread post by GunChleoc » Fri May 20, 2016 9:01 am

bodach wrote: Re Beag air bheag, Aonad 10
A bheil 'fidhle' agus 'fidheall' ionann?
fìdheall is in common case and fìdhle in genitive case. The only difference is their position in the sentence structure.
bodach wrote:Ann an Transcript 2,
Q: An toigh leat ... ?
A: Is toil. Is toigh leam ...
Carson toigh ... toil ... toigh ?
This is a spelling variation. toigh is the older and more correct form, toil is what GOC tells us to use (and results in learner pronunciation errors with the vowel - it took me 10 years to notice, and I'm still trying to get rid of that one...). Since toigh is usually followed by leam/leat/le etc, some people just started adding the l to the end of toigh: toigh l' => toil.
bodach wrote:Mar an ceudna,
Q: Am bi thu ...?
A: Bithidh. Bídh mi ...
Tri cruthan?
bi: dependent form (after question words, cha etc.)
bithidh, bidh: both are the indepentent form (nothing in front of it). bithidh is emphasized and 2 syllables long. bidh is not emphasized and 1 syllable long.
Oileanach chànan chuthachail
Na dealbhan agam

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Unread post by bodach » Sun May 22, 2016 2:05 pm

Tha mi buidheach airson do cuideachadh -- a-rithist!!

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Mon May 23, 2016 8:42 am

Tha thu làn di-beathte :)
Oileanach chànan chuthachail
Na dealbhan agam

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