Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby Caoimhin.MacGilliosa » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:24 pm

Tha mi a' sgrìobh litir gu mo charaid Scott - tha e a' fuireach ann an UAE an-dràsda agus an uair sin
bidh mi a' leughadh leabhar "Summertime ri J.M. Coetzee" mu dhedhinn Chape Town anns an Africa na deas ann an 1972-1977.
'S e glè innteanach a th' ann an leabhar.

'feel free to correct my mistakes' I'm going to give Gaelic a real good go this year! Or, I hope so at least..

I'm writing a letter to my friend in United Arab Emirates, where he lives and then I'm reading a book about Cape Town in the 70s.



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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby GunChleoc » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:45 am

Tha mi an dùil gum bi do charaid glè thoilichte a bhith a' cluinntinn bhuat. :D

An robh thu fhèin ann an Afraca no ann an Aràibia a-riamh?

I expect your friend will be very happy to hear from you.
Have you ever been to Africa or Arabia yourself?



Tha thu a' dèanamh glè mhath! :moladh: Mearachdan beaga:

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Afraica a Deas - it's Afraca with an a because of the spelling rule

'S ann glè innteanach a tha an leabhar. - you use 'S ann with everything that's not a noun.
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby Thrissel » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:36 pm

GunChleoc wrote:Afraica a Deas - it's Afraca with an a because of the spelling rule

Afraca a Deas - it's Afraca without the i because of the spelling rule ;-)

Tha mi a' credsinn gur e Afraga an litreachadh nas àbhaistiche, ach chì sibh, mar eisimpleir aig a' BhBC no aig A' Bhaile, Afraca mar an ceudna.

I think the more usual spelling is Afraga, but eg at BBC or Am Baile you can see Afraca as well.

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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby GunChleoc » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:20 pm

Both are possible, I just took the one from Colin Mark. It doesn't make a difference, because it's an unstressed syllable. I asked my teacher about tiodhlac/tiodhlag, and he said that there wasn't anything explicit in GOC about this.

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GunChleoc wrote:Afraica a Deas - it's Afraca with an a because of the spelling rule

Afraca a Deas - it's Afraca without the i because of the spelling rule ;-)

Obh obh, taing mhòr :flur:
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby Caoimhin.MacGilliosa » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:35 pm

Tapadh leibh, a´Ghuncheloic agus Thrishel.

Cha robh mi ann an Afraca ach bu toil leam a´dol a´Chape Town 'An Western Cape'. ´s dòcha anns an 2012 :D
Robh mi ann an Dubai ann an Cèitean 2009. Bha e ro thèth.

An robh thusa fhèin ann an Afraca no ann an Aràibia?

Leughadh mi ann an Leabhar (I finished the Book?)

Uill, tha e Màirt mar-thà!! Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil Am bliadhana falbh cho lauth

I think the last bit is wrong, but I thought I'd have a try "It's march already! I think the year is going so fast.

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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby GunChleoc » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:21 pm

Tha mi deiseil leis an leabhar

'S e am Màirt a th' ann mar-thà!! Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil am bliadhna a' falbh cho luath


Bha mi anns an Afraca a Deas roimhe agus anns an Èipheit.
I have been to South Africa and to Egypt.
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby clarsach » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:46 pm

Tha mi a' [shopping] airson [groceries] an-diugh.

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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby GunChleoc » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:58 pm

Tha mi a' ceannach biadh...

An d' fhuair thu rudeigin blàsta?

Did you find something tasty?
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby AlasdairBochd » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:11 pm

Bidh mi a' dol a dh'Alba Didomhnaich. :D
Cuiridh mi seachad coig seachdainean anns na h-Eileanan Siar.

I'm going to Scotland on Sunday.
I'll be spending five weeks in the Western Isles

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Unread postby poor_mouse » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:01 am

Turas math dhuibh agus sgeulachdan matha dhuinne mu dheidhinn nan Eileanan Siar 's an turais agaibhse!

Good (happy) journey for you and good stories for us about the Western Isles and your journey!
Eilidh -- Luchag Bhochd

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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby AlasdairBochd » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:32 pm

Mòran taing, a luchag. Cinnteach, nì mi sin.

Many thanks luchag. I will certainly do that.

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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby GunChleoc » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:28 pm

Turas math sàbhailte dhut!

Safe yourney
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby faoileag » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:35 pm

AlasdairBochd wrote:Bidh mi a' dol a dh'Alba Didomhnaich. :D
Cuiridh mi seachad coig seachdainean anns na h-Eileanan Siar.

I'm going to Scotland on Sunday.
I'll be spending five weeks in the Western Isles


Tha sin sgoinneil! Tha mi glè thoilichte air do shon agus tha mi cinnteach gur e deagh thuras a bhios agad! :D

Ach na bi a' cur cus tìde seachad air a' choimpiutair agus air na fòraman seo :naireort: - cleachd an ùine gu math, siubhail air feadh nan eilean agus feuch gum bi thu a' bruidhinn ri mòran mòran daoine!


That's brilliant! I'm very pleased for you and I'm sure you'll have a great trip.
But don't spend too much time on the computer and these forums - use the time well, travel around the islands, and see that you speak to lots and lots of people!

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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby AlasdairBochd » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:15 am

Nì mi sin, Fhaoileig. Taing airson na dùrachdan. Bidh mi 'sna h-àiteachan gu math iomallach gun compiutar no fòn (a bheil aite mar sin ann fhathast?).
Chì mi sibh a dh'aithghearr.

I'll do that Faoileag. Thanks for your good wishes I'll be in some pretty remote places without computer or phone (is there still such a place?).
I'll see you all soon.

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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby clarsach » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:32 pm

GunChleoc wrote:Tha mi a' ceannach biadh...

An d' fhuair thu rudeigin blàsta?

Did you find something tasty?


D' fhuair. Bha e gle blàsta! Cheannach ubhal, aran, agus caise.

Yes. It was very tasty! I bought an apple, bread, and cheese.

Did I use d' fhuair correctly for yes? Did I get the correct past tense of ceannach? Is there a good resource on the web for Scottish Gaelic verb forms? What I have in my TY Dictionary has only so many verbs.