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 postby Adelheid » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:15 pm

Tha mi a' creidsinn gum robh sinn gam faicinn an-toiseach !
I believe that we have seen the fireflies first ! :priob:



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Unread postby poor_mouse » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:01 am

Cha creid mi nach fhaca sibh, ach bu mhath leam an fhaighneachd nach fhaca iad an-toiseach sibh! :)

I think you saw them, but I'd like to ask them if they saw you first!
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Unread postby GunChleoc » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:51 am

bu mhath leam am faighneachd...

Saoilibh a bheil Gàidhlig aca? :P
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Unread postby poor_mouse » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:03 pm

'S dòcha gu bheil!
Ma dh'fhaighnicheadh tu, dh'gheibheadh tu a-mach e.

You'd find out If you'd ask.
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Unread postby GunChleoc » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:17 pm

gheibheadh, no need for the dh'
Nam faighnicheadh tu - Ma becomes nan/nam with certain tenses.
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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread postby poor_mouse » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:18 pm

Mòran taing, cha do dh'fhàs mi cleachte ris a' mhodh chumhach (???) fhathast... :naire:

Mar sin, "Nam faighnicheadh tu, gheibheadh tu a-mach e"
(agus "Nam faighnichinn fhìn, gheibhinnsa a-mach e" -- a bheil sin ceart?)
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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread postby clarsach » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:26 pm

Tha i blath an-diugh.
Ciamar a bha an t-side an-dè?

It is warm today.
How was the weather yesterday?

(A bheil i ceart?
Is this right?)

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

Unread postby clarsach » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:39 pm

A question:

I found this site http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Ima ... 401490.pdf that uses e for the weather. Ie, Tha e grianach.

Earlier in this thread, it was discussed that weather is feminine but possibly e could be used if the underlying meaning was 'the day' (m) is sunny.

Is that why they're using e?

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Unread postby Wilsons-of-Oxford » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:59 pm

Tha i teth agus dongaidh an-diugh. Ach, hó-ró! Chluinn mi tàirneanach! Feumaidh mi gailleann mhath a-nis.

It is hot and humid today. But, hooray! I hear thunder! I need a good storm right now.

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Unread postby Wilsons-of-Oxford » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:08 pm

Bha i bùrnlam mhor! Cha bithinn a' fhaic fichead troighean.

It was a great downpour! I could not see twenty feet.

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

Unread postby faoileag » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:17 am

clarsach wrote:A question:

I found this site http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Ima ... 401490.pdf that uses e for the weather. Ie, Tha e grianach.

Earlier in this thread, it was discussed that weather is feminine but possibly e could be used if the underlying meaning was 'the day' (m) is sunny.

Is that why they're using e?



At the foot of the weather page, it says (as a teaching point for teachers) that "weather can be m. or f."

The usual classroom explanation is that the 'e' is for 'an latha', but in fact I suspect that it's just an impersonal use. Like 'it's hard', 'it's funny', 'it's a shame'.

You'll hear both in different regions - both sound right to me, though personally I prefer and tend to use the 'e'.

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:19 am

poor_mouse wrote:(agus "Nam faighnichinn fhìn, gheibhinnsa a-mach e" -- a bheil sin ceart?)

Tha :D

blàth

Chuala mi tàirneanach! - irregular verb

'S e bùrnlam mòr a bh' ann! (I think dìle is more common: 'S e dìle mhòr a bh' innte)

Cha b' urrainn dhomh 20 troigh fhaicinn. Or to use another expression: Cha bu lèir dhomh 20 troigh.
For when to use "bithinn", think things you do regularly of if clauses.
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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread postby MegAnne » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:23 pm

Tha an la seo mar Foghar ann Tennessee

Today feels like Autumn in Tennessee

Chan eil Abhaisteach ann Lunasdal

It it not normal for August

Tha ei teth mar as trice

It is usually Hot

(Well that's the longest thing I've ever tried to tr*nsl*t*... how'd I do?)

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

Unread postby GunChleoc » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:46 pm

Rinn thu glè mhath! :D

You did very well

A few pointers:
là has a long vowel, so you need the accent on top of it. If you can't type accents, check this thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=32
an alternative version of this word is latha.

Chan eil e àbhaisteach ann an Lunasdal. in = ann an, and you missed the "it" = e

Tha i (the weather) teth mar as trice / Tha e (the day) teth mar as trice
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Re: Ciamar a tha an t-sìde / How's the weather?

Unread postby MegAnne » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:47 pm

Yeah, I knew it was there, I just couldn't type it...

And The dictionary I used must have rolled them both into one with the "EI" So "It" is just gender specific then? He vs she.