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Help wanted please
Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:35 am
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.
Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:53 pm
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
call it taigh-beag
Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:32 pm
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
I'd go along with Seonaidh's offering.
But why do you want it in Gaelic?
Re: Help wanted please
Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:06 pm
Chanainn " Bothan tuairnear an fhiodha."
I would like to put a sign on it which says in Scottish Gaelic "The woodturners hut" or "the woodturners shed"
I'd say " Hut/shed of the turner of wood ( woodturner)."
Re help wanted please.
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:27 pm
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.
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:51 pm
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?
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:04 pm
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
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.
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:44 pm
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
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
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:50 pm
Can't correct something that ain't wrong!