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 Zwalla28 » Wed May 07, 2014 10:01 pm

@faoileag

Which of my examples were incorrect?


Bhiodh gaol agam oirbh gu bràth, ma cheartaicheadh sibh na mearachdan sa' phost os cionn!
Sgeul aigeantach mòr ri linn,
Gu'm bi neart, agus ceart, mar ri treòir,
Do'n fhear sheasas còir an rìgh.

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

Unread post by Màiri na Coille » Wed May 07, 2014 11:01 pm

1. Tha sinn toilichte.
2. 'S e baile Albannach a th'ann an Glaschu.
3. Tha an t-Eilean Sgìtheanach brèagha.
4. 'S e eilean a th'ann am Muile.
5. Tha na clann a' cluich.
6. 'S e nurs a th'ann an nighean sin.
7. Tha an gille sin gòrach.

(Fàgaidh mi beagan dhiubh airson na daoine eile. Ciamar a tha sin?)

(I'll leave a few of them for other people. How's that?)

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

Unread post by Mairead » Thu May 08, 2014 8:59 am

A Choempa, 's toil leam eachdraigh bhreatainn agus èireannach. Bu toil leam a cluich piàno.

Coempa, I like British and Irish history. I would like to play piano.
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by coempa » Thu May 08, 2014 9:48 am

Tha an t'òran seo glè bhòidheach! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH3nL17FASY

This song is very beautiful!

Tha an piàno inntinneach. Chan eil me a' cluichd an piàno, gu mì-fhortanach. Tha mi a' cluichd giòtar, agus tha mi a' seinn; chan eil mi glè mhath.

The piano is interesting. I don't play piano, unfortunately. I play guitar and I sing; I am not very good.
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by Mairead » Thu May 08, 2014 6:07 pm

Tha e a' seinn math. Chan eil airgead agam airson ag ionnsaich piàno an-dràsta, ach 's dòcha ath-bliadhna. Tha mi ag ionnsaich teòirig ciùil ri leabhar à leabhar-lann. 'S toil leam!

He sings well. I don't have the money to learn piano just now, but maybe next year. I am learning music theory with a book from the library. I love it!
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by Màiri na Coille » Thu May 08, 2014 9:06 pm

Mairead wrote: Tha mi ag ionnsaich teòirig ciùil ri leabhar à leabhar-lann. 'S toil leam!
Suas le teòirig ciùil! :P

Hooray for music theory!

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

Unread post by faoileag » Thu May 08, 2014 10:28 pm

Hi Zwalla,

In the 'is' category (about 2 pages ago) you gave several examples, and this one was not correct, for StA is a lovely place':

'S e Cill Rimhann àite brèagha

Either: 'S e àite brèagha a th' ann an CR (as you gave),

OR

Is àite brèagha CR. (formal, literary)

(NB: General before particular; and 'is' is never followed directly by a proper noun or a definite noun.)

You could also say 'This lovely place is StA.' - different meaning/emphasis.
'S e CR an t-àite brèagha seo.

The full works in TAIC 19, but really it takes years to get your head round all the ramifications, so take it a bit at a time. :priob:


Also, the 'Tha e na shaor' , 'Tha i na banaltram' construction is strictly speaking used to indicate temporary occupations, or a role that one has in a given situation. The standard way of giving your regular job or the profession you were trained for is 'S e dotair a th' annam.

'S e seinneadair-opara a th' ann, ach tha e na dhràibhear-tacsaidh an-dràsda.

= He's a (trained) opera-singer but he's (working as) a taxi-driver just now.

Hope that clarifies. :D


It also gets round one usage of 'studying':

Tha e na oileanach ann an CR. He's (currently) studying in StA.

BTW, 'sgrùdadh' only means 'study' in the sense of examine, inspect, look closely at, do research into. (Think of the English word 'scrutinise'.)

'ag ionnsachadh' can also be used for studying a subject, or simply 'a' dèanamh'.

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

Unread post by Zwalla28 » Fri May 09, 2014 12:10 am

Tapadh leibh!

I suppose this is why I always give disclaimers when giving "corrections" :naire:
Bhiodh gaol agam oirbh gu bràth, ma cheartaicheadh sibh na mearachdan sa' phost os cionn!
Sgeul aigeantach mòr ri linn,
Gu'm bi neart, agus ceart, mar ri treòir,
Do'n fhear sheasas còir an rìgh.

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

Unread post by Mairead » Sat May 10, 2014 7:44 am

A Mhàiri, tha mi ag iarraidh clas teòirig ciùil ann an Cill Rìmhinn, ach chan eil fànas agam ann mo sgeideal. A bheil thu a' leughadh teòirig ciùil?

Mary, I want to take a class in music theory at St Andrews, but I don't have space in my schedule. Do you study music theory?
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by Màiri na Coille » Sun May 11, 2014 9:26 pm

Tha, tha mi ag ionnsachadh teòraig ciùil anns a' chòisir aig an àrd-sgoil.

Yeah, I study music theory in choir at the high school.

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

Unread post by coempa » Tue May 13, 2014 11:46 am

Tha e là mhòr an-diugh! Cemigeachd! Tha mi glè nearbhasach, ach bha mi a' leughadh mòran ceimigeachd. Tha ceimigeachd glè dhoirbh! :urnaigh: :urnaigh:

It's a big day today! Chemistry! I am very nervous, but I studied chemistry greatly. Chemistry is very difficult.
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by coempa » Tue May 13, 2014 11:49 am

:gulach: Tha mo làmhan glè fhallasach.

My hands are very sweaty.

I'm trying so hard to stay calm and collected, but this exam is so important. This exam is the catalyst in my passing or failing high school. I am not joking.
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by coempa » Tue May 13, 2014 11:51 am

I'm leaving now. Guide my spirit to the highlands should I never return
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by Teddie » Tue May 13, 2014 12:10 pm

Bha mi a' tighinn air ais à an exam agam! Gun dèid leat!

I've just come back from my exam! Good luck!
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Re: Dè tha thu a' dèanamh? / What are you doing?

Unread post by Màiri na Coille » Wed May 14, 2014 3:48 am

coempa wrote:I'm leaving now. Guide my spirit to the highlands should I never return
Ò, na bàsaich! :P Glè dheagh fhortan dhut. Tha mi cinnteach gum bi thu a' dèanamh gu math.

Oh, don't die! :P Very good luck to you. I'm sure you'll do well.

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