Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by CelticSpice » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:09 am

GunChleoc wrote:Na bi duilich!

Don't be sorry!

It is impossible to learn a language without making mistakes ;)
Tha e sin fìor. :)

That's true.



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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by GunChleoc » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:46 pm

tha sin fìor - you don't need e and sin at the same time ;)

Agus 's e an fhìrinn a th'agad!

and you're right! (you have the truth)
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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by CelticSpice » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:27 pm

GunChleoc wrote:tha sin fìor - you don't need e and sin at the same time ;)

Agus 's e an fhìrinn a th'agad!

and you're right! (you have the truth)
Tha mi a' tuigsinn. Tapadh leat.

I understand. Thank you.

Agus sin math!

And that's good!

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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by bsuibhne » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:36 pm

Tha i snog an-diugh ach bha crith-fuinn an-dé agus bhi doineann Disathairne! :mc:

It is nice today but there was an earthquake yesterday and there will be a hurricane on Saturday.

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:23 pm

Obh obh, gum bi thu sàbhailte!

May you be safe
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Unread post by poor_mouse » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:25 am

An e crith-fuinn a bha ann gu dearbh?! An robh i mòr?

Was there earthquake really? And was it great?

Tha cuimhn' agam air a' chrith-fuinn faisg air Magadan (mu 1970), nuair a bha mi beag.
Ach get a bha i uabhasach mòr faisg air a mheadhan, cha robh i cruaidh anns a' bhaile bheag againne.
Bha mi ann an sgoil an uairsin agus cha do dh'fhairich sinn rud sam bith idir oir a bha greis shaor againn :)

I remember the earthquake near Magadan (about 1970), when I was small.
But though it was terrible great near its center, it was not severe in our village.
I was at sgool then and we didn't feel anything at all, because there was a break (between lessons).
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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by CelticSpice » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:45 am

Gheibh faod sinn doineann a dh'aithghearr. Tha an t-sìth stoirmeil, tha mi a' smaointinn.
We might be getting a hurricane soon. The weather is stormy, I think.

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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by GunChleoc » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:34 am

There is a fixds expression for "might": Is math dh'fhaoidhte gu ..., or in shorthand Smathaid gu ...

Is math dh'fhaoidhte gum faigh sinn doineann a dh'aithghearr / Smathaid gum faigh sinn doineann a dh'aithghearr
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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by poor_mouse » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:35 pm

"Is math dh'fhaoidhte" -- math fhèin! Tha sin glè fheumail gu dearbh.

It's very useful.

An robh doineann agaibh, a ChelticSpice? Agus ciamar a tha sibh a-nis?
Cò chunnaic an doineann an-dè no o chionn ghoirid?

Was a hurricane there, CelticSpice? And how are you now?
Who did see the hurricane yesterday or recently?
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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by CelticSpice » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:00 pm

Tapadh leat, GunChleoc. :)

Bha, gu dearbh. Bha doineann ann. Cha robh i ro dhona far a bheil mi, ach, bha i dona *farther east. 'S e **na bailtean-puirt a bha chunnaic milleadh tuilleadh. Tha mi a' smaointinn gu bheil an doineann ***air falbh a-nis.

Yes, indeed. There was a hurricane here. It wasn't too bad where I was, however, it was bad farther east. It was the seaside towns who saw more destruction. I think that the hurricane is over now.

*How would you say farther east?
**I struggled with this part on multiple levels. First, I'm still confused on how Assertive Verbs work, so forgive me if the grammar is terrible. Second, I'm not sure how you would say baile-puirt as a plural. Third, I think I messed up on the last part, a bha chunnaic milleadh tilleadh.
***Did I say that part right?

I worked on (and struggled with) this for at least 30 minutes. :lol:

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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by GunChleoc » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:27 am

* taobh an ear = in the east. Not sure about the farther, maybe nas fhaide taobh an ear. Beachdan sam bith eile?

**You put the first part of baile-puirt into the plural = bailtean-puirt. 'S e na bailtean-puirt a chunnaic barrachd milleadh. The difference between barrachd and tuilleadh is a tough one, don't worry about that now. It you have a sentence like: 'S e X a tha Y, tha can be replaced by any verb that you want to use, so you don't need the bha and the cunnaic together.

*** you can say that it has left, so it's perfectly acceptable. If you want to say it has passed you by: gu bheil an doineann seachad a-nis.

Tha thu a' tighinn air adhart glè mhath! :D
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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by faoileag » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:05 pm

Tha gu dearbh! :D

Tha sibh uile a' tighinn air adhart cho luath agus cho math! Tha e dìreach druidhteach!

You certainly are! :D

You're all coming on so fast and so well - it's really impressive!

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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by poor_mouse » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:07 pm

'S e na bailtean-puirt a bha barrachd milleadh fhaicinn -- am bi sin ceart cuideachd?
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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by GunChleoc » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:15 pm

... a bha a' faicinn

chunnaic works better in this context though. or: a fhuair barrachd milleadh

F.P. Gabhaibh mo leisgeul barrachd millidh - genitive because barrachd is a noun ;)
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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread post by CelticSpice » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:51 pm

Mòran taing a h-uile duine! :D
Many thanks everybody!

I feel like a preschooler again. :P

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