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

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

Unread post by Mairead » Tue May 20, 2014 10:05 am

Tha mi toilichte gun bha do dheuchainn a' dol glè mhath, A Choempa! :)

Alasdair, tha brèagha leam e. (Ach, chan eil mi ag òl cofaidh. 'S fhearr leam tì.)

Tha mi air bhith trang aig an taigh-tasgaidh na h-iasgaireachde. Tha mi a' leughadh mòran cuideachd. Tha mi a' dealbhaidh fasan meadhan-aoiseil.

I'm glad that your exam went well, Coempa! Alasdair, that sounds lovely. (But, I don't drink coffee. I prefer tea.) I have been busy at the fisheries museum. I'm reading a lot too. I'm drawing medieval fashion.


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

Unread post by coempa » Tue May 20, 2014 10:35 am

Tha mi a' sgrùdadh matamataigs an-nis. Tha mo dheuchainn an-diugh.

I am studying maths now. My exam is today.

I was browsing YouTube just now, and I found this. You will not be dissapointed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky4wTMZ0AZM
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by poor_mouse » Tue May 20, 2014 2:15 pm

Mairead wrote:Tha mi toilichte gun bha do dheuchainn a' dol glè mhath, A Choempa! :)

Alasdair, tha brèagha leam e. (Ach, chan eil mi ag òl cofaidh. 'S fhearr leam tì.)

Tha mi air bhith trang aig an taigh-tasgaidh na h-iasgaireachde. Tha mi a' leughadh mòran cuideachd. Tha mi a' dealbhaidh fasan meadhan-aoiseil.
Tha mi toilichte gun robh...
Tha mi air a bhith...
na h-iasgaireachd
Tha mi a' dealbhadh...

Chan eil mi cinnteach mu "tha brèagha leam e"; 's dòcha gum biodh "is toigh leam e" na b' fhearr.

I'm not sure about "tha brèagha leam e"; maybe "is toigh leam e" would be better.
Eilidh -- Luchag Bhochd

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

Unread post by Mairead » Tue May 20, 2014 7:16 pm

I adapted "Tha brèagha leam e" from this construction: "is neònach leam e = it seems odd to me" (Toraidhean an Fhaclair Bhig, online).
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by poor_mouse » Wed May 21, 2014 7:55 am

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

Unread post by faoileag » Wed May 21, 2014 4:45 pm

IF you use it, it would have to be with 'is', not 'tha' (as in your model) - it's an emphatic, rather literary form.

In general I would avoid actually creating such expressions ('is' + adjective + prep. pronoun) as they don't always sound right or idiomatic - the ones that exist are often rather proverbial, fixed expressions used in certain contexts.

But full marks for exploring and trying out - that's how you get to grips with the language! :moladh:

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

Unread post by deardron » Wed May 21, 2014 11:42 pm

coempa wrote:Tha mi a' sgrùdadh matamataigs an-nis. Tha mo dheuchainn an-diugh.

I am studying maths now. My exam is today.
Hm, tha mi ga dhèanamh cuideachd :) ach chan eil deuchainn agam idir, tha mi ag ionnsachadh matamataigs "dìreach airson spòrs" (uabhasach!). Dè cuspairean matamataigs a tha thu a' sgrùdadh?

Hm, I'm doing it too :) but I don't have any exams, I'm just learning mathematics for fun (terrible!). Which mathematical topics are you studying?

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

Unread post by coempa » Thu May 22, 2014 11:00 am

How is learning maths for fun terrible? I study gaelic for fun ;p

Bha matamataigs glè fhàiseach. 'S e stadastaireachd agus seansa; ma-tà tha e fàiseach. Tha mi a' cluichd 'Rise of Legends' an-nis. Tha am gèama glè mhath.

Maths was very easy. It's statistics and chance; therefore it's easy. I am playing Rise of Legends right now. The game is very good.
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by Mairead » Thu May 22, 2014 3:27 pm

Oops, I meant to use "is", not "tha"! But it's true, you can't always extrapolate, but it's fun and important to try. :)

Leugh mi Riaghailt-àireimh ann an àrd-sgoil. Bha e dùbhlanach, agus air uairibh bha e glè inntinneach. Chan eil mi a' dèanamh matamataigs no saidheans a-nis. 'S fhearr leam eachdraidh agus cànanan. Co-dhiù, 's toil leamsa bith-eòlas mara agus reul-eòlas, agus leugh mi leabhar glè inntinneach timcheall nàdur-fheallsanachd ann mo chlas na-oilthigh a-bhòn-uiridh: The Characteristics of Physical Law à sgrìobh Richard Feynman. 'Se "Freshman Studies" ann an clas, facal-toisich gu na h-ealainean libearalachean. Rinn mi an clas ann an oilthigh Aimeireaganach, far leugh mi car bliadhna ro dh'imprig mo theaghlach do Alba.

I studied calculus in high school. It was challenging and sometimes very interesting. Now I don't do math or science. I prefer history and languages. However, I do like marine biology and astronomy, and I read a very interesting book about physics for my university class the year before last. The class is "Freshman Studies", an introduction to the liberal arts. I did the class at an American university, where I studied for a year before my family moved to Scotland.
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by Màiri na Coille » Fri May 23, 2014 2:53 am

Rinn mi reul-eòlas trì bliadhna air ais; bha e a' còrdadh rium gu mòr. Tha e cho inntineach! 'S toigh leam fhathast a' coimheadh na reultan ann an t-iarmailt oidhche--ged chan eil tòrr ann (tha mi a' fuireach anns na frith-bhailtean, mar sin tha truilleadh solais ann).

I did astronomy three years back; I enjoyed it very much. It's so interesting! I still enjoy watching the stars in the night sky--though there aren't a lot (I live in the suburbs, so there's light pollution).

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

Unread post by coempa » Fri May 23, 2014 7:20 am

Last exam of high school. Clan Coèmpa rides to its last battle.
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by Mairead » Fri May 23, 2014 11:07 am

A Mhàiri, fhuirich mi anns na frith-bhailtean cuideachd. Uill, bha mi a' fuireach ann am bàile bheag ri frith-bhailtean faisg air làimh. (Bàile bheag ri slat-tomhais Aimeirigeachean, fichead agus beagan mìle feadhainn. A Choempa, gun dèid leat!

Mary, I lived in the suburbs too. Well, I lived in a small town with suburbs nearby. (Small by American standards, 20,000 or so people.) Coempa, good luck!
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by coempa » Fri May 23, 2014 5:59 pm

Done!! It went really well.

I'm listening to really loud victory bagpiping while enjoying an ale.
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by deardron » Sat May 24, 2014 7:03 pm

coempa wrote:How is learning maths for fun terrible? I study gaelic for fun ;p

Bha matamataigs glè fhàiseach. 'S e stadastaireachd agus seansa; ma-tà tha e fàiseach. Tha mi a' cluichd 'Rise of Legends' an-nis. Tha am gèama glè mhath.

Maths was very easy. It's statistics and chance; therefore it's easy. I am playing Rise of Legends right now. The game is very good.
Aontachadh! Tha mi a' creidsinn gu bheil matamataigs glè inntinneach gu dearbh, a dh'aindeòin gur mòran fheadhainn a th'ann nach eil ga thuigsinn, gu mì-fortanach.
Còrdaidh teòiridh coltachd is staitistearachd rium gu leòr, ach 's e co-aontaran diofarachaidh a tha mi ag ionnsachadh an dràsta.

Agree! I believe that mathematics is very interesting indeed, but unfortunately there's many people who don't understand it.
I like probability theory and statistics a lot, but now I'm learning differential equations.

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

Unread post by coempa » Sun May 25, 2014 11:45 am

When I said chance I meant probability of course.

I dit it for high school though, not out of interest.
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