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A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:32 pm
by conmaol
Dè as toil leibh? [What do you like?]

Sgrìobhaibh rudeigin anns a' Ghàidhlig neo anns a' Bheurla, neo anns a' Ghàidhlig agus a' Bheurla! [Write something in Gaelic or in English, or in a mix of Gaelic and English]. If you don't know how to say something, just ask.

Here is a relevant episode of Speaking Our Language -

http://www.learngaelic.net/sol/episodes/6/index.jsp

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:53 pm
by conmaol
Is toil leam àrd-eaglaisean. [I like cathedrals, literally - "cathedrals are agreeable with me"]
Is toil leam Gàidhlig a ionnsachadh.
Is toil le mo bhean saor-làithean. [My wife likes holidays]

Cha toil leam biadh Iapanach. [I don't like Japanese food]
Cha toil le mo mhac a leabaidh a thoirt air. [My son doesn't like going to bed - literally "taking his bed onto him"]

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:01 am
by Thrissel
conmaol wrote:Is toil leam Gàidhlig a ionnsachadh.

Is toil leam Gàidhlig ionnsachadh. - You don't use the a before a vowel.

And I'm far from sure about this, but my TYG gave me the impression that it's more idiomatic to say 's toil leam a bhith + participle (+object):
Is toil leam a bhith ag ionnsachadh (Gàidhlig).

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:00 am
by Jadeykins
'S toigh leam ceòl agus 's toigh leam tarruing dealbh. (I like music and I like painting)
Cha toigh leam an seangan beag (I don't like ants...) They freak me out, silly little black things!

That's probably riddled with inaccuracies... But it's my best attempt

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:46 am
by Wilsons-of-Oxford
Is toigh leam bàtaichean-fhiod agus sèoladh. I like wood boats and navigating
Is toigh leam ag fuineadh. I like baking

Cha toigh leam imrich, ach bidh mi imrich Dicladain. I don't like moving house, but I will be moving house Wednesday.

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:58 am
by Fear na coille
'S toil leam a' bhith a' coisich anns a' choille ri taobh an t-amhainn.(I like walking in the woods by the river)
'S toil leam a' bhith ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig.(I like kearning Gaelic)

Cha toil leam càise.(I don't like cheese)

Agus 's lugha orm air ''texting'' air am fòn.(And I detest texting on the phone)

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:43 am
by Thrissel
Jadeykins wrote:'S toigh leam ceòl agus 's toigh leam tarruing dealbh. (I like music and I like painting)
Cha toigh leam an seangan beag (I don't like ants...)
- ... 's toigh leam a bhith a' tarraing dhealbhan / dealbhan a tharraing. - the spelling tarruing is outdated now; dealbhan - plural (in plural you lenite the genitive when there is not an article but don't be too troubled over this one yet); btw I suppose that there is a difference between drawing /tarraing dealbhan and painting / peantadh but I'm no artist.
- ...na seangan beaga.
na seangan - plural: the article changes too and you add -a or -e (according to the broad to broad, slender to slender rule) to one-syllable adjectives (except math).
Wilsons-of-Oxford wrote:Is toigh leam bàtaichean-fhiod agus sèoladh. I like wood boats and navigating
Is toigh leam ag fuineadh. I like baking
Cha toigh leam imrich, ach bidh mi imrich Dicladain. I don't like moving house, but I will be moving house Wednesday.
- bàtaichean fiodha - no need for hyphen or lenition in this case
- Is toigh leam fuineadh. or Is toigh leam a bhith a' fuineadh.
- ... bidh mi ag imrich Diciadain. (the particle matters)
Fear na coille wrote:'S toil leam a' bhith a' coisich anns a' choille ri taobh an t-amhainn.(I like walking in the woods by the river)
'S toil leam a' bhith ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig.(I like kearning Gaelic)
Cha toil leam càise.(I don't like cheese)
Agus 's lugha orm air ''texting'' air am fòn.(And I detest texting on the phone)
- a bhith a' coiseachd anns a' choille ri taobh na h-aibhne. - a bhith has a without the apostrophe; verbal noun - coiseachd; after ri taobh you use the genitive: an abhainn -> na h-aibhne
- Agus 's lugha orm ''texting'' air a' fòn/air an fhòn. - no need for the air before the (verbal) noun; the declension of fòn is irregular and as far as I can tell not quite settled yet, but I suppose you only see am fòn in the nominative

Agus cha toil leamsa "texting" (teacsadh? teacsachadh? teacsaichean a sgrìobhadh?) ach 's fìor lugha orm fònadh!
And I myself don't like texting but absolutely loathe phoning!

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:04 pm
by poor_mouse
Is toil leam a bhith a' leughadh leabhraichean san Ruisis agus sa' Bheurla. I like to read books in Russian and in English.

'S fìor thoil leam a bhith a' leughadh sa' Ghàidhlig cuideachd, mas urrainn dhomh rudeigin a thuigsinn! I really like to read in Gealic too, if I can understand something!

'S toil leam a bhith a' tarraing dhealbhan, ged nach bi mi a' tarraing glè thric... I like drawing, though I do not draw very often.

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:40 pm
by GunChleoc
When you shorten anns a' to sa, you drop the apostrophe: sa Bheurla, sa Ghàidhlig

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:23 pm
by PamB
'S toil leam cèol – Celtic, Baroque agus jazz
‘S toil leam seòlaidhean (sailing)
'S toil leam a bhidh a-muigh
'S toil leam biadh agus còcaireachd (agus fìon dearg!)
'S toil leam ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig, agus 's toil leam a fuireach ann an Alba a-rithist.

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:18 am
by Wilsons-of-Oxford
Cha toil leam leughadh naidheachdan mu a' Costa Concordia sgiorradh. Bidh iad craobh-sgaoil fìos ceàrr airson bliadhnaichean; anàs dèidh sin bidh iad fòghlaim what happened.

I don't like reading news about the Costa Concordia accident. They will publish wrong information for years; then they will learn what happened.

In the maritime industry accidents are usually squarely blamed on the Captain. They shoulder the responsibility simply through their positions but typically, they aren't solely to blame. This fact always seems to escape the media though. They'll throw a captain under the bus before the investigation is done. It makes me wonder if I will stay in the industry long enough to be a Captain.

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:34 am
by GunChleoc
'S toil leam seòlaidhean - I like addresses
'S toil leam seòladh - I like sailing

'S toil leam a bhith a-muigh

'S toil leam Gàidhlig ionnsachadh, agus 's toil leam fuireach ann an Alba a-rithist.


Cha toil leam naidheachdan mu thubaist a' Chosta Concordia a leughadh

Bidh iad a' foillseachadh/a' craobh-sgaoileadh fìos ceàrr airson bhliadhnaichean; às dèidh sin bidh iad ag ionnsachadh dè thachair. - airson is made up of two parts, air + son. So, you need the genitive after that.

Nì iad an aon rud le sgiobaidhean buill-coise. Mura h-eil cùisean a' dol gu math, cuiridh iad a' choire air a' chòidse an-còmhnaidh.
They do the same with football teams. When things aren't going well, they always blame the coach.

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:23 pm
by sr3nitygirl
Cha toil leam rud sam bith idir!
I don't like anything at all!

Dìreach plòigh a tha ann!
I'm just kidding

:D

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:28 pm
by horogheallaidh
Is toil leam a bhith ag iasgach air a chosta an iar.
Is toil leam cuideachd a bhith a' dol a-mach cuairtean leis a chu agam - Is toil leatha sin gu mòr cuideachd!
Is toil leam cuideachd a bhith a-mach anns a curachan agam.

Taing mhòr :)

Re: A dhà (#2) - Dè as toil leibh?

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:51 pm
by Tomba
'S toil leam biadh Sìonais. I like Chinese food
'S toil leam faireachaidh TV. I like watching TV
'S toil leam laughaidh. I like reading

I hope I got it all right :)