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

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:28 pm
by faoileag
IF fronting for emphasis / contrast at all, I would say:

'S ann glè fhluich a tha e/i an seo.

OR

'S e latha glè fhluich a th' ann an seo.

('S e before nouns, 's ann before everything else)

OR, more literary, dramatic (and therefore unlikely in conversation outside pretty standard expressions/ frozen forms)*:

Is fluich an latha an seo!


Using Nach instead of Is would give them all even more weight.


The 'glè' paradoxically seems to weaken the effect of the fronting construction, perhaps by pushing the important item further away from the front again. "Is or Nach + instantly the item being stressed" is most effective approach.

'Glè' is also not as common in Gaelic as 'very' in English, especially in conversational contexts - 'gu math' is a popular modifier instead.
C.f. the English 'It's pretty wet out there' = 'very wet', NOT 'fairly wet'.


*There's a song called: Ged is grianach an latha, Although the day may be sunny.

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

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:39 pm
by MarcMacUilleim
faoileag wrote:('S e before nouns, 's ann before everything else)

That is simply untrue!
http://www.taic.me.uk/leasan19.htm

2. To tr*nsl*t* the verb To Be when the first word is either (a) an adjective or (b) an indefinite noun. The word order is the reverse of English. The meaning is very emphatic and except for category (a) is mostly restricted to the written language.

(a) adjective:
Is bòidheach an là (e) - It's a beautiful day - lit. Is beautiful the day
Is mòr am balach (e) - The boy is big - lit. Is big the boy
Is furasta a' cheist sin - That question is easy - lit. Is easy that question

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

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:44 pm
by faoileag
That is what I was saying - my third example. (C.f. Is bòidheach an là' in TAIC 19)

The 'S e /'S ann comment was to explain my two examples above that.

Crossed wires, I think. :?

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

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:48 pm
by MarcMacUilleim
Gabh mo leisgeul, ma tha. Gu soilleir, cha do leugh mi gu ceart...

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

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:51 pm
by faoileag
Na gabh dragh!
Thachair sin dhomhsa ro thric cuideachd! :lol:

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

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:29 am
by poor_mouse
A MharcMacUilleim, Fhaoileag, tha sibh ceart, tapadh leibh!

Bha cabhag orm :naire: , agus chan urrainn dhomh ceartachadh a dhèanamh an dèidh sin.

You are right, thanks!

I was in a hurry, and I wasn't able to do any correction later.


'S e an rud a bha fa-near dhomh:
'S ann glè fhliuch a tha i an seo!
Ach biodh sin na b'fheàrr:
Nach fluich a tha i an seo!
A bheil sin ceart?

That's what I had in my mind, but the second example would be better. Is it correct?

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

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:29 am
by Mairead
Bidh i grianach ann an Cill Rìmhinn, mar is trice. ;)

It's more or less always sunny in St Andrews.

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

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:58 am
by Agnieszka
Tha an t-sìde fuar agus soilleir a-nis.
The weather is cold and bright now.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:37 pm
by Mairead
Tha i fuar agus soilleir an-seo cuideachd! Bha sneachd ann an-dé - chòrd e rium gu mór!!! :)

It is cold and clear here too! There was snow yesterday - I LOVED it!

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

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:11 am
by faoileag
S e an rud a bha fa-near dhomh:
'S ann glè fhliuch a tha i an seo!
Ach biodh sin na b'fheàrr:
Nach fluich a tha i an seo!
A bheil sin ceart?


Just spotted this - sorry I didn't reply before!

Nach ann fliuch a tha i an seo! (from 'S ann + adjective) - Isn't it wet that it is here!

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

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:44 pm
by poor_mouse
Mòran taing!

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

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:25 pm
by DomhnallDorcha
Bha e sgòthach anns a Lunnainn an-diugh ach chan eil e fuar. Bha e tioram cuideachd.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:33 pm
by MarcMacUilleim
DomhnallDorcha wrote:anns a Lunnainn

ann an Lunnainn

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

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:14 pm
by DomhnallDorcha
Tapadh leat a Marc ciamar a tha thu ?

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

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:25 pm
by MarcMacUilleim
DomhnallDorcha wrote:Tapadh leat a Mhairc ciamar a tha thu?

'S e do bheatha. Tha mi air mo dhòigh, mòran taing airson faighneachd, a chionns gun do bhuannaich Newcastle Utd an aghaidh Liverpool an-diugh! :D

Ciamar a tha thu fhèin, ma tha?