Starting simple

Sgrìobh 'sa Ghàidhlig is Beurla / Write in Gaelic and English
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Larissa
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Starting simple

Unread post by Larissa » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:30 pm

Oidhche mhath a cèile
Good night husband.

Very new beginner so please correct.



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Re: Starting simple

Unread post by GunChleoc » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:39 am

a chèile

Gaelic does grammar stuff when addressing people, it's called "Vocative Case"
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Re: Starting simple

Unread post by Larissa » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:29 pm

Tapadh Leibh.

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Re: Starting simple

Unread post by Larissa » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:33 pm

Just checking. I have cèile as the word for husband/partner, that's not a name. Is this still correct?

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Re: Starting simple

Unread post by GunChleoc » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:28 pm

Yes. You are calling your partner "cèile", which is like giving him/her a name or nickname, so the vocative rules apply.
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Re: Starting simple

Unread post by AlexAkimov » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:33 am

As far as understand, vocative kicks in no matter who/what you're addressing i.e. not just people...

Halò, a Mhurchaidh
Halò, a Chatrìona
Halò, a chait (i.e. greeting some unknown feline)
Halò, a chù (i.e. greeting a dog in the park)
...etc

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