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 MarcMacUilleim » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:20 pm

Agnieszka wrote:Tha mi ag sgrìobhadh teacsa mu Pòlainneach agus Seiceach cliar.

"cliar" is really a company of wondering minstrels, not a single poet. The usual word for poet is "bàrd":
http://www.faclair.com/?txtSearch=poet

"mu" causes lenition: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mu#Scottish_Gaelic

Adjectives almost always follow the nouns that they qualify, certainly in the case of nationalities: http://www.taic.me.uk/leasan42.htm

So:
Tha mi a' sgrìobhadh teacsa mu bhàird Pòlainneach agus Seiceach.

Agnieszka wrote:(How to write "you" in plural?)

Sibh. Ciamar a tha sibh?



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

Unread postby Agnieszka » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:19 pm

Tha mi a' sgrìobhadh teacsa mu bhàird Pòlainneach agus Seiceach.
I'm writing a text about Polish and Czech poets.

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Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby MarcMacUilleim » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:26 pm

Agnieszka wrote:Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?

Tha mi ceart gu leòr, mòran taing son faighneachd, ach cha ruigear a leas "sibh" a chur orm!
I'm fine, thanks for asking, but there's no need to call me "sibh"!

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

Unread postby Agnieszka » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:36 pm

MarcMacUilleim wrote:
Agnieszka wrote:Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?

Tha mi ceart gu leòr, mòran taing son faighneachd, ach cha ruigear a leas "sibh" a chur orm!
I'm fine, thanks for asking, but there's no need to call me "sibh"!

I was asking you all (all members of that forum). ;)

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

Unread postby MarcMacUilleim » Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:01 pm

Agnieszka wrote:I was asking you all (all members of that forum)

It was more the fact that you wrote
Agnieszka wrote:MarcMacUilleim - Tapadh leibh!

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

Unread postby Agnieszka » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:18 pm

Tha mi ag éisteachd ceòl agus tha mi ag dèanamh sìon.

I'm listenning to music and I'm doing nothing.

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

Unread postby MarcMacUilleim » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:27 pm

Agnieszka wrote:Tha mi ag éisteachd ceòl

Tha mi ag èisteachd ri ceòl

Agnieszka wrote:tha mi ag dèanamh sìon

chan eil mi a' dèanamh sìon
http://www.faclair.com/?txtSearch=s%C3%ACon

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

Unread postby Agnieszka » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:34 pm

Ok, so now correct version:

Tha mi ag èisteachd ri ceòl agus chan eil mi a' dèanamh sìon.
I'm listenning to music and I'm doing nothing.

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

Unread postby faoileag » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:25 pm

Last wee tweak :spors:
Tha mi a' sgrìobhadh teacsa mu bhàird Pòlainneach agus Seiceach. > mu bhàird Phòlainneach is [bàird] Sheiceach
- slender-ending plural noun lenites all following adjectives ('jumping lenition').


'S e latha uabhasach fliuch is gruamach a th' againn an seo agus mar sin chan eil leisgeul idir agam a-nis gun a bhith a' dèanamh sgioblachaidh anns an fhlat agus obair-phàipeir riatanach mu dheireadh thall! :olc:

It's a horribly wet gloomy day we have here and therefore I have no excuse at all not to be tidying in the flat and doing essential paperwork at long last!

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

Unread postby Balgam » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:42 pm

'Sgioblachadh', 's e sin facal feumail. Tha mi an dòchas nach bi mi ga chleachdadh tric ge-tà. Bha mi a' sgioblachadh an t-seòmar agamsa 'sa mhadainn seo. Cha do chòrd e rium!

'Tidying', that's a useful word. I hope that I will not use it often though. I was tidying my room this morning. I didn't enjoy it!

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

Unread postby Mairead » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:15 am

Chan eil mi a' sgioblachadh an-diugh, ach bidh mi a' dèanamh taigh-nigheachain. Bha mi ro thrang as ùr. Thòisich a' bhliadhna acadeimigeach agus bha mòran tachartasan ann. Thòisich na clasaichean an-dé, fa dheòigh! Tha mi a' leughadh eachdraidh a' Charlemagne agus an t-spioradalachd manaich meadhan-aoiseil.

I'm not tidying today, but I'll be doing laundry. I have been too busy lately. The academic year began and there were many events. Classes started yesterday, finally! I am studying the history of Charlemagne and the spirituality of medieval monks.
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby faoileag » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:13 am

Nach bi thu dripeil! :o

Beagan ceartachaidh.

Chan eil mi a' sgioblachadh an-diugh, ach bidh mi a' dèanamh taigh-nigheachain. Bha mi ro thrang as ùr. Thòisich a' bhliadhna acadeimigeach agus bha mòran tachartasan ann. Thòisich na clasaichean an-dé, fa dheòigh! Tha mi a' leughadh eachdraidh a' Charlemagne agus an t-spioradalachd manaich meadhan-aoiseil.


taigh-n. = laundry house, i.e. place, not activity.
nigheadaireachd - washing (activity), e.g. inneal-n - washing machine.

trang - bustling, full of activity (place, atmosphere etc) - but I fear this mis-translation (busy for people) is with us to stay.
dripeil, dìcheallach, dèanadach - busy/industrious/active (for people)

às ùr - once again, anew
sna làithean seo - recently, these days, in the last while

a' leughadh Charlemagne - - no article
agus spioradalachd mhanach m-a - plural nouns in genitive have to end broad, and lenite if indefinite. :spors: (and no 'the' before the previous noun)

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

Unread postby MarcMacUilleim » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:55 am

faoileag wrote:trang - bustling, full of activity (place, atmosphere etc) - but I fear this mis-translation (busy for people) is with us to stay.

Agreed, regrettably.

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

Unread postby Mairead » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:30 am

Okay, my teacher grew up speaking Gaelic in Harris and is about 70 and she uses trang for people, so I'm assuming it's just standard usage now!

Thanks for the corrections!
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread postby Agnieszka » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:38 pm

Tha mi a' sgioblachadh...

I'm tidying...

(... and I hope this sentence is correct in Gaelic ;).)