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Help wanted please

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:35 am
by weetam
Please someone help me with a sign I want to put on my garden hut which I use as a woodturners hut.

I would like to put a sign on it which says in Scottish Gaelic "The woodturners hut" or "the woodturners shed" I would be grateful for any replies and thank you in advance.

Tam

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:53 pm
by Seonaidh
Well, in Welsh it would be:-

"The woodturner's hut - Nid wyf yn y swyddfa ar hyn o bryd"

"Bothan an Tuairneir" is the best I can do using Stòr-Dàta Briathrachais SMO and sticking in a genitive. Perhaps somebody a tad more fileanta can advise.

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:03 pm
by neoni
call it taigh-beag

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:32 pm
by eideard
neoni wrote:call it taigh-beag
Obh, obh, a Neoni. 'S ann ri mi-mhodh a tha thu !!
Cheeky - I guess !!

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:56 pm
by faoileag
I'd go along with Seonaidh's offering.

But why do you want it in Gaelic? :mc:

Re: Help wanted please

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:06 pm
by eideard
weetam wrote: I would like to put a sign on it which says in Scottish Gaelic "The woodturners hut" or "the woodturners shed"
Tam
Chanainn " Bothan tuairnear an fhiodha."

I'd say " Hut/shed of the turner of wood ( woodturner)."

Re help wanted please.

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:27 pm
by weetam
Thanks to all who replied. Why did I want it in Gaelic? Well my grandson uses the lathe as much as I do. Recently I took him on holiday to Scotland. He climbed Ben Nevis, went to the highland games and went whale and seal watching as well as touring all round the Fort william area.
Since then he is passionate about all things Scottish and wants to learn Gaelic. The sign is the start. Although I myself am a Scot I have no Gaelic, much to my regret but I will probably join my grandson in learning.

Tam

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:51 pm
by faoileag
Well, hope we'll see you both on here again, then! Fàilte!

Good luck with it, and maybe post a picture of your work? And your bothan? :lol:

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:04 pm
by yellow-ceitidh
How old is your grandson?
Are you any relation to the weetam on the Runrig forum?

RE Help wanted

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:23 pm
by weetam
for yellow-ceitidh
sorry no relation, Tam is after all a common name in Scotland and I'm onlt 5 ft. 6 ins tall hence wee tam. My Grandson is 15 and very proud of his Scottish heritage, his father is South African. He speaks very good Afrikaans as I myself do having lived there for over 20 years.

Tam

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:44 pm
by Gràisg
Wee Tam - a bheil sky TV agaibh? Channel 168 the Gaelic channel. Learners program Speaking our Language is on some evenings.

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:47 pm
by weetam
chan eil sky tv agam, my first try at writing Gaelic. so please someone correct it for me. I meant to say I don't have sky tv. what a lovely lot of people use this forum. All so helpful. Thanks again

Tam

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:50 pm
by Níall Beag
Can't correct something that ain't wrong!