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Posted by: WizardofOwls 01-Feb-2005, 01:17 PM
Hallo a h-uile duine!
Hello everyone!

At the request of CelticRose, this thread will be a place for beginners to try out their Gaelic or to learn a little Gaelic! I am not going to go into any heavy discussions on grammar or anything like that here. The intention of this thread is just to get you speaking some Gaelic.

I thought we could start out be introducing ourselves!

The way to introduce yourself in Gaelic is to say Is mise... followed by your name. This is pronounced "Iss mish-uh." Typically, in conversation, this is reduced to jsut 'S mise which is pronounced "smish-uh."

My name, Allen, in Gaelic is spelled Ailean (pronounced "Ah-lun".) So to say "I am Allen," I would say: 'S mise Ailean.

Now if I wanted to say where I live I would say "Tha mi a' fuireach ann an..." followed by the place where I live. This is pronounced "Haa mee uh foo-roch awn un.."

So I would say: Tha mi a' fuireach ann an Wytheville, Virginia!

Now if the place you live in begins with a b, f, m, or p you would say ann am instead of ann an. For instance, if I lived in Baltimore, I would say Tha mi a' fuireach ann am Baltimore.

Okay! Anybody care to give it a try?

Posted by: CelticRose 01-Feb-2005, 02:33 PM
Tapadh leibh, Allen!

Feasgar math a h-uile duine!

S mise Ros. Tha mi a' fuireach ann an Arizona. Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gaidhlaig.

Mar sin leibh, an drasta.


Thank you, Allen (I forgot your name in Gaelic)

Good afternoon everyone

I am Rose. I live in Arizona. I am learning Gaelic.

Bye for now.


Feel free to correct me on anything above. I have forgotten quite a bit. Sorry, my accent marks don't see to work on here for some reason.

Posted by: stoirmeil 06-Feb-2005, 09:58 PM
Gun robh math agaibh, Allen.
S'mise Stoirmeil. Tha mi a fuireach ann an New York.

Posted by: CelticRose 07-Feb-2005, 01:30 PM
Failte Stoirmeil!

What does "Gun robh math agaibh" mean?

Tha mi duilich.

Posted by: WizardofOwls 12-Feb-2005, 08:54 PM
Roughly translated, that means something like "That was good of you"

Tapadh leat , Stoirmeil!

Here's something else to try. Let's ask someone how they are. To do that in Gaelic you would say Ciamar a tha thu? (Kimmer a ha oo)

In response you might say:

Tha mi gu math (Haa mee goo maa) I am well
Tha mi gl mhath (Haa mee glay vaa) I am very good
Meadhannach math (May-un-ock maa) Middling well
Chan eil mi gu math (Chan yell mee goo maa) I am not well
Gu math bochd (Goo maa bock) Pretty poor

Then, after you answer, you might want to say:

Ciamar a tha thu fhein? (Kimmer a ha oo hayn) or How are you yourself?

So:

Ciamar a tha thu??? smile.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 12-Feb-2005, 09:35 PM
Feasgar math a h-uile duine!

Tapadh leat, Allen!

Tha mi gu math! Ciamar a tha thu fhein? Ciamar tha 'dol dhut?

Tha i fliuch an Arizona.

Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil sibh gu math.

Tioraidh an drasda. smile.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 21-Mar-2005, 10:08 AM
Hallo a Rs!

Tha mi gl mhath tapadh leat!

Tha i soilleir, grianach, blth ann an Virginia an diugh!
It is clear and sunny and warm in Virginia today!

Here is how you would say "What kind of weather do you have?":
D sersa sde a th'agaibh ?

Or, you could say "What's the day like outside?":
D 'n coltas a th'air an l a-muigh?

Some Gaels when referring to weather as it (it is cold) use 'e' - it
(masculine), others use 'i - it (feminine). Either is acceptable. I tend to use i.

Here are some possible responses:

Tha i/It is:

blth - warm
tioram - dry
grianach - sunny
teth - hot
fuar - cold
fliuch - wet
gaothach - windy
sgothach - cloudy
soilleir - clear or bright
dorch - dark
fiadhaich - wild/stormy
garbh - rough/stormy
cethach - misty/foggy

Here are a few other words you can use:

beagan (a little)
Tha i beagan fuar (It is a little cold)

caran (Somewhat)
Tha i caran fuar (It is somewhat cold)

uabhasach (Terribly)
Tha i uabhasach blth (It is terribly warm)

a' fs (growing/getting)
Tha i a' fs gaothach (It is getting windy)

Here are a few other miscellaneous weather-related phrases:

Tha i a' cur an t-sneachda.It is snowing (Literally It is putting snow)

Tha an t-uisge ann.It is raining.

Tha smid-uisg' ann.
There is a drizzle/fine rain on.

Tha i briagha.
It is beautiful.

Tha reothadh ann.There is a frost on.

Happy learning!

Posted by: Faileas 26-Mar-2005, 05:45 PM
QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 21-Mar-2005, 04:08 PM)


Tha smid-uisg' ann.
There is a drizzle/fine rain on.


You can use 'smuid' in a slightly different but very common and colloquial way .. hehe (i bet Alan knows what's coming wink.gif :

Tha smuid orm - i am drunk .... laugh.gif

btw theres loads of expressions for that .... as for example

tha mi air mo dhalladh

tha deoch orm

I cant think of any others as I am no expert in that area, but i know theres more around than that. Who knows of any other phrases along those lines? angel_not.gif wink.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif


Posted by: DevotedDefender 04-Apr-2005, 11:06 AM
Tapadh leibh Ailean

Ciamar a tha thu?tha mi meadhannach math.
`S mise Steven. Tha mi a` fuireach ann an Hermiston,Oregon.


I,m looking forward to learning more I have books on scots gaelic but it is muvh easier to learn if others are able to help. so again Tapadh leibh.
do you know were I might find names? my gaelic to english dictionary dose not include names.

Posted by: WizardofOwls 04-Apr-2005, 11:14 AM
'Se do bheatha, a charaid!
You're welcome, my friend!

I am not aware of any online sources for names. That doesn't meant that there aren't any though! smile.gif

Several of my sources have lists of names, so if there is a particular one you are looking for, let me know, and I'll see if I can find it for you!

Agus filte air ais!
And welcome back!

Posted by: DevotedDefender 04-Apr-2005, 12:18 PM
natuerally I,m looking for mine, Steven and those of my wife and kids as well. Anna, Joshua and Stephanie.

Tapadh leat.

Posted by: WizardofOwls 04-Apr-2005, 12:37 PM
Hi Steven!

Unfortunately, none of those names are of Gaelic origins so there are no Gaelic equivalents. The best I can give you would be the renderings of those names used in the Gaelic Bible.

Anna - Anna smile.gif
Joshua - Iosua
Steven - Stphen

For Stephanie, I'll have to ask around on a couple of Gaelic lists I subscribe to. I'll see what I can come up with for ya! smile.gif

Posted by: DevotedDefender 04-Apr-2005, 01:14 PM
Thats great to know. thank you, I meen Tapadh leat.
I'm loking forward improving my gaelic

Posted by: CelticRose 05-Apr-2005, 12:31 AM
Hallo a DevotedDefender!

Failte!

S'mise Rose. Tha mi a' Arizona! Tha mi traveling to Alsea, Oregon in June to visit family who live there. I have never been to Oregon and very excited to see your state. Se do bheatha to meet you.

Hallo a-huile duine!


Allen or others, feel free to correct any of my Gaelic, ok? smile.gif

Feasgar math!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 05-Apr-2005, 06:39 PM
QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 04-Apr-2005, 01:37 PM)
For Stephanie, I'll have to ask around on a couple of Gaelic lists I subscribe to. I'll see what I can come up with for ya! smile.gif

Hello Steven!

I got a response to our question!

Stephanie can be rendered thus:

Stphenidh, or maybe Stpheanaidh - the "idh"/"aidh" ending in Gidhlig has that "ee" sound.

So there you have it!

Posted by: Sonee 06-Apr-2005, 08:53 AM
I hope this is the place to ask this particular question!! if not...well....anyway, here goes!!

Allen- In the online course I was studying from the BBC they pronounced "ciamer a tha thu" as 'Kimmer a taa too'. Is this just a difference in dialect or did I not hear the recordings properly?

oh yeah.....

'S mise Sonee. Tha mi a fuireach ann an Kearney Nebraska. Ciamer a tha thu?



Posted by: CelticRose 06-Apr-2005, 05:29 PM
Failte! Sonee!

Glad to have you here.

s'mise Rose. Tha me gu math, tapadh leibh. Ciamar a tha thu fhein?

Tioraidh an drasda. smile.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 06-Apr-2005, 07:13 PM
Hallo a-rithist!
Hello again!

As far as accents go, there is a thread here in the Celtic Languages forum dealing with just that topic! smile.gif It gives several options for making accents.

Now on "kimmer a taa too," that sounds very much like Irish Gaelic! As far as I know (and I am no expert by any means) "th" is always pronounced like an English "h" in Scottish Gaelic. I am not aware of any exceptions. I have never encountered "tha thu" pronounced "taa too" other than in Irish Gaelic. Are you learning the Irish or Scottish Gaelic?

Glad you are enjoying yourself here! Make yourself at home! smile.gif

Posted by: Sonee 06-Apr-2005, 11:08 PM
Hallo Rose!!

Tha mi gu math, tapadh leat!!

Sorry about the accent question!! There is so much to do here I must have overlooked it elsewhere!! I will certainly look it up, tapadh leat!!



apperently I was learning Irish Gaelic!! It's good to have that clarified!! I don't think I paid much attention to the title of the lesson other than to see 'learn' and 'gaelic' in the same sentence!! Thanx for the education!!! Now on to serious learning!!!

Posted by: CelticRose 07-Apr-2005, 05:38 PM
Hallo Sonee!

It is easy to get Irish and Scots Gaelic confused. I started off learning Irish. wink.gif

Ciamar a tha thu an-diugh? Tha i breagha an Arizona an-diugh!

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gaidhlig.

Feasgar math!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 07-Apr-2005, 08:03 PM
QUOTE (Sonee @ 07-Apr-2005, 12:08 AM)
Sorry about the accent question!! There is so much to do here I must have overlooked it elsewhere!! I will certainly look it up, tapadh leat!!



apperently I was learning Irish Gaelic!! It's good to have that clarified!! I don't think I paid much attention to the title of the lesson other than to see 'learn' and 'gaelic' in the same sentence!! Thanx for the education!!! Now on to serious learning!!!

Hey, no problem at all! I hope that I didn't sound like I was fussing! sad.gif I just couldn't remember at the time I wrote that how to do it, but I remembered we had a thread about it, so I thought I would steer you to it. Were you able to find it?

Have you found the lessons I posted here for Scottish Gaelic? I think they are good lessons, and they have the added benefit of sound files so that you can hear the Gaelic as well as see it!

Posted by: Sonee 07-Apr-2005, 08:25 PM
Hallo Rs!!

Tha mi gu math an diugh, tapadh leat! Ciamer a tha thu fhein?

Tha i dorch, beagan fuar an Nebraska an diugh!! sad.gif

I have no idea what ag ionnsachadh means in you gaelic sentance! (That is what gaidhlig means, right?) so I can't respond to that at this time!!!

Feasgar math


Hallo Allen!! Don't worry, you weren't fussing! I knew at some point I was going to ask a question that had already been asked or discussed somewhere else!! No biggie! And yes, I found it and got it to work, thanx for 'steering me in the right direction'!!

Now you went and read my mind! I was going to ask (if I didn't find the answer elswhere!LOL) if there was any place to actually hear these words being said!! I haven't check it out yet but I will shortly!! Soon as I find it!! Things can be kind of overwhelming around here! Especially if you think you have to add your 2 cents in on everything, like I do!! Half the time I forget what all I posted to and where it's at! Oh well, it will all come together in time!!!

So tell me, how bad did I mess up the earlier gaelic?? unsure.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 07-Apr-2005, 08:42 PM
Hi Sonee! You didn't do badly at all! Just a couple of tiny things...

"Ciamer" is actually spelled "Ciamar"

I would write "Tha i dorch, beagan fuar an Nebraska an diugh!! " as
Tha i dorch agus beagan fuar ann an Nebraska an diguh"

"Agus" means and
"ann an" means in

Ag ionnsachadh means learning, so ag ionnsachadh Gidhlig means "Learning Gaelic"

I think you will like the sound files but they are not actually posted here. I provide a link in the lessons to where the accompanying sound files can be found. Hope you enjoy them! Let me know what you think!

Agus gl mhath!
And very good!

Suas leis a' Ghidhlig!
Keep going wtih the Gaelic!

Posted by: Sonee 07-Apr-2005, 09:00 PM
QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 07-Apr-2005, 09:42 PM)

"Ciamer" is actually spelled "Ciamar"

I would write "Tha i dorch, beagan fuar an Nebraska an diugh!! " as
Tha i dorch agus beagan fuar ann an Nebraska an diguh"

"Agus" means and
"ann an" means in


Thank you! I guess I wrote ciamar down wrong!! (was reading my notes for the post!!)

I knew there was a word for and, I just couldn't remember it!! Guess that one missed getting my notes! What is the difference between 'an diugh' and 'an diguh'? Today and tonight? Because that was my next question, how do you say tonight!
(didn't know ann an ment in!! Or else I just overlooked it!)

if ag ionnsachadh means learning what would 'lesson' be? As in 'gidhlig lesson'.

I know I'm being quite the pest, but I've looked at some of the other threads here and they seem a bit overwhelming, possibly over my head at the present time!! Too much Gidhlig on the page and not enough in my head!!

Tappadh leat, Allen!! You are very patient!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 07-Apr-2005, 09:14 PM
an diugh is correct. an diguh was a typo.

That's the fun thing about learning a foreign language. Now I can make typos in TWO languages! biggrin.gif

a-nochd is tonight

"ann an" actually means "In a" NOT "in the"! "In the" is actually "anns an" or "anns a' ". It gets a little complicated. We'll save that for another time if that's okay! smile.gif

"learning a Gaelic lesson" would be "ag ionnsachadh leasan Gidhlig"

Don't forget, in Gaelic, MOST (but not all!) adjectives go AFTER the noun they describe! "Beagan" which you used above is one of the few exceptions!

Posted by: Sonee 07-Apr-2005, 09:30 PM
'little complicated'?? How do you say 'understatment' in Gaelic?!!?LOL biggrin.gif



How in the world does anyone, who isn't a native speaker, learn this enough to keep up in a regular conversation? I can't even keep up when it's just typed!! Sheesh!!!

Posted by: DevotedDefender 08-Apr-2005, 12:47 AM
hallo a h-uile duine

how is" ionnsachadh " pronounced? Oh and what about h-uile duine, just how is it said?

hallo ros, s'mise Stephen nice to meet you, is that what "Se do bheatha" means?
you have used the word " feasgar " what is that and how do i say it ...

Ailean, tapadh leat for the help with names question though how is "Iosua" pronounced, is it the same english... And is there a gaidhlig term for "you da man"... 'cause you are ... any way tapadh leat again.

Tapadh leat a h-uile duine, (is that close) i can now relate to my 3year old daughter, as I sit here and so intently listen to (read) every word hoping to learn a new one or two that I can use...

one last question, for tonite any way.
What would be a fitting good bye ?

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 07:26 AM
"ionnsachadh" is pronounced YOON-su-chugh.
A word about the pronounciation above. Pronounce the ch like the ch in loch or Bach, and the gh is very deep, in the back of your throat, almost sounds like you are gargling..

In Gaelic the emphasis in a word with more than one syllable almost always is on the first syllable, the major exceptions being recent loan words from other languages and a few contracted words.

"h-uile duine" is pronounced "hoola doonya" and means everyone, literally, every man.

"Se do bheatha" is pronounced "sheh daw veh-huh" and means You're welcome!"An interesting note: literally translated, Se do bheatha means "He is your life," referring to God!

I would pronounce ""Iosua" as "eesua"

Sorry, Sonee, I coudn't find "understatement"in any of my dictionaries! smile.gif

And you are correct, Gaelic is a complicated and difficult language to learn, but in my opinion the work is worth it. I would classify myself as a low to middle intermediate level student. Not a beginner anymore, but not yet advanced either. And I have been studying for around 7 years! But when I listen to a song by Capercaillie or Runrig or Mary Jane Lamond or Distant Oaks (or any other band that sings in Scottish Galeic) and I find that I can suddenly understand some of what is being sung when I couldnt before, it is such a wonderful feeling and worth every moment I've put into it!

The key is to put some work into it every day! Don't let a day go by that you don't do something in your chosen langauge. Translate one of the Litirs from the BBC site. Work through one of the lessons I've given here. Listen to the sound files that go with it. Listen to one of the Litirs as it is being read. And speak some of it too! Say hi to your cat or dog or houseplant! I have 2 shamrocks that I got as gifts for St Patricks Day and I try to speak to them everyday! I even gave them Gaelic names: Eilidh and Miread! But the most important thing is do SOMETHING!

Now, for goodbye, some customary ways to say it would be:

Bidh mi 'gad fhaicinn! (Bee mee gat ech-keen) I'll be seeing you!
Mar sin leat! (Mar shin let) Bye for now
Latha math! (Lah mah!) Goodday!
Oidhche mhath! (uh-eech-yuh va) Good night!
Beannachd leat! (byanakhk let) Goodbye! (literally Blessings with you)
Sln leat (slahn let) Goodbye! (literally Health with you)
Tsioraidh an-drsta! (chee-ury un-drah-sta) Cheerio for now

Tsioraidh an-drsta, a h-uile duine!! smile.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 07:33 AM
Ahh! I forgot!

"Feasgar" is pronounced "feskar" and means "evening", so Feasgar math is good evening!

Not sure about "you da man", but tapadh leat a charaid! (thanks my friend!) smile.gif

Posted by: Sonee 08-Apr-2005, 08:06 AM
Hallo Allen agus Stephen!!


I actually speak to my children in Gidhlig!! I figure they might as well learn right along with me!! My son is 3 and learning english anyway so why not start him off bilingual!! Besides, they say kids pick up languages faster than adults so perhaps they will end up helping me!!!

Allen, there are exceptions to every rule but can it be said that most 'ch' sounds should be pronounced like loch or bach? ie: Tsioraidh an-drsta?
Too bad about 'understatement'!! What is the difference between math and mhath? Besides pronounciation and spelling!! Both seem to represent good or well, can they be interchanged? I have also noticed that you capitalize Gighlig every time you use it, enlglish spelling or not. What's the reason for this, or is there one?!

I am so looking forward to the day that I can listen to those songs and understand them as well!! At this point that is my biggest goal!!

Tappadh leat, Allen, for all the help! (BTW what is help?)

Mar sin leat!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 08:31 AM
Madainn mhath Sonee!
Good morning Sonee!

Let me show you something.

Madainn mhath - Good morning
Latha math - Good day
Feasgar math - Good evening
Oidhche mhath - Good night

I'm sure you recall that most adjectives follow the noun they describe. But are you aware that Gaelic nouns, like most European languages, have genders? Latha and Feasgar (Day and Evening) are considered Masculine nouns, and Madainn and Oidhche (Night and Morning) are considered Feminine nouns!

So here is the rule:

Adjectives that describe masculine nouns undergo no change because of gender. Adjectives that describe feminine nouns are lenited (that means have an "h" added after the first letter).

Hence Latha MATH (masculine noun), but Madainn MHATH (feminine noun)!

In a bit more detail, here is what Lesson 4 has to say:

...an adjective must agree in ... gender with the noun it directly describes. This is called the attribute position. For nominative (basic) forms of nouns these are as follows :

Masculine singular (no change in adjective)
Gille mr - A big lad

Feminine singular (lenite adjective if possible) ?
Caileag mhr - A big girl

? All adjectives with initial consonant quality can be lenited except those beginning with l, n, r, sg, sm, sp or st. For example, caileag mhr, caileag bheag but caileag sgth.

Typically, both in English and in Gaelic, proper nouns like the names of languages should be capitalized.

And yes, you are right about ch. Most anytime you see it, it will be pronounced this way. The only exception - if it is followed by a d, like -chd. This is pronounced ch-k. This is diffcult to describe, much better to hear it. Make the hard ch sound and follow it immediately - no space in between with a hard k sound. You see this often.

The word for help is "cuideachadh."
"Thanks for your help" would be "Tapadh leat airson do chuideachaidh."

You will notice a slight change in spelling in the Gaelic word for help - it has been lenited (had an h added after the first letter) and slenderized (had an i added before the final consonant). It is lenited because some of the possessive adjectives (my, your (singualar), and his BUT NOT her your (plural) or their!) cause lenition when possible. It is slenderized because it follows the preposition "airson" and is thus in the Genitive case. I am not going to go into the Genitive case here since this is just for easy, conversational Gaelic. The Genitive case is a difficult concept to grasp and is the main reason why I am only an intermediate student for the time being and not an advanced one! wink.gif

Now, have I completely confused you? sad.gif I hope not!

Posted by: Sonee 08-Apr-2005, 09:30 AM
Madainn mhath, Allen! (can you please show me again your name in Gighlig?)

You didn't confuse me at all! I just finished listening to the sound files about vowels. Now THAT is confusing!! You actually made it make some sense!!

Tapadh leat airson do chuideachaidh, Allen!! (how would you pronounce 'airson do chuideachaidh'?) I think I know but want confirmation!

BTW: Caimar a tha thu an diugh? (don't want to forget what I 'already' know!!)

I know this won't be right but you should get the drift, and then you can tell me how to do it right! biggrin.gif

Tappadh leat do sin leasan Gighlig! (don't know the correct way to say 'for that' Was I at least close?)

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 11:21 AM
Hi Sonee! I'm afraid I owe you an apology! In my last post I said that chuideachaidh was slenderized because it was in the Genitive case. I was wrong, it is in the Dative case. Sorry about that!

Sgrobh thu:
You wrote:
Madainn mhath, Allen! (can you please show me again your name in Gighlig?)

'S mise Ailean! I am Allen! smile.gif

Sgrobh thu:
(how would you pronounce 'airson do chuideachaidh'?) I think I know but want confirmation!

I would pronounce it:
er-SON do CHOO-chu-chwee (pronounce that first and last ch like loch, the middle one as ch in church

Airson is one of the exceptions to the "emphasize first syllable" rule, because it is actually a contraction of the words "air son" and the emphasis just naturally falls on SON.

BTW: Caimar a tha thu an diugh? (don't want to forget what I 'already' know!!)

Tha mi gu math, tapadh leat! Agus, ciamar a tha thu fhin?
I am well thanks! And how are you?

Tappadh leat do sin leasan Gighlig! (don't know the correct way to say 'for that' Was I at least close?)

I would say
Tapadh leat airson an leasan Gidhlig sin. Thank you for that Gaelic lesson.

Posted by: Faileas 08-Apr-2005, 11:51 AM
QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 08-Apr-2005, 05:21 PM)
Hi Sonee! I'm afraid I owe you an apology! In my last post I said that chuideachaidh was slenderized because it was in the Genitive case. I was wrong, it is in the Dative case. Sorry about that!

Sgrobh thu:
You wrote:
Madainn mhath, Allen! (can you please show me again your name in Gighlig?)

'S mise Ailean! I am Allen! smile.gif

Sgrobh thu:
(how would you pronounce 'airson do chuideachaidh'?) I think I know but want confirmation!

I would pronounce it:
er-SON do CHOO-chu-chwee (pronounce that first and last ch like loch, the middle one as ch in church

Airson is one of the exceptions to the "emphasize first syllable" rule, because it is actually a contraction of the words "air son" and the emphasis just naturally falls on SON.

BTW: Caimar a tha thu an diugh? (don't want to forget what I 'already' know!!)

Tha mi gu math, tapadh leat! Agus, ciamar a tha thu fhin?
I am well thanks! And how are you?

Tappadh leat do sin leasan Gighlig! (don't know the correct way to say 'for that' Was I at least close?)

I would say
Tapadh leat airson an leasan sin. Thank you for that lesson.

I pronounce "chuideachadh" "chodjochoo" with both chs pronounced like in "loch" and the ooh- sound very short, close to the sound that some people make when they see something disgusting ... ( wink.gif )but probably other dialects do otherwise, hehe. Nae mind, ye wont go wrong with this one smile.gif .

All the other things are completely okay. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Sonee 08-Apr-2005, 12:07 PM
Hallo Ailean!
Hello Allen

Tha mi fuar! Tha i goathach uabhasach an diugh!
I am cold! It is terribly windy today!

I am going to attempt something, try not to laugh!!

I bha snok an-de a-muigh agus tha i uamhasach an-diugh!

I'm not sure if that was the correct 'was' for the sentance I was writing! When you pick yourself up from laughing so hard please correct it for me!

Tappadh leat! biggrin.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 12:09 PM
QUOTE (Sonee @ 08-Apr-2005, 09:06 AM)
Allen, there are exceptions to every rule but can it be said that most 'ch' sounds should be pronounced like loch or bach? ie: Tsioraidh an-drsta?


Hallo a-rithist Sonee!
Hello again, Sonee!

I missed a little something in the above quote! When you were talking about "ch", you were talking about the pronunciation I attempted to give for Tsioraidh an-drsta weren't you? Well, in my attempted pronunciations its difficult for me to distinguish for you when I mean CH as in loch or Bach and ch as in church! In the above I meant ch as in church. Tsioraidh is just an attempt to "Gaelicize" the English slang word Cheerio!

How about this... When I attempt to show you how to pronounce something, if I mean CH as in loch or Bach I will capitalize it as I have done here. If I mean ch as in church I'll leave it in lower case. Make sense?

Posted by: Sonee 08-Apr-2005, 12:35 PM
QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 08-Apr-2005, 01:09 PM)

How about this... When I attempt to show you how to pronounce something, if I mean CH as in loch or Bach I will capitalize it as I have done here. If I mean ch as in church I'll leave it in lower case. Make sense?

Yep!! Makes perfect sense to me!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 12:42 PM
QUOTE (Sonee @ 08-Apr-2005, 01:07 PM)
Hallo Ailean!
Hello Allen

Tha mi fuar! Tha i goathach uabhasach an diugh!
I am cold! It is terribly windy today!

I am going to attempt something, try not to laugh!!

I bha snok an-de a-muigh agus tha i uamhasach an-diugh!

I'm not sure if that was the correct 'was' for the sentance I was writing! When you pick yourself up from laughing so hard please correct it for me!

Tappadh leat! biggrin.gif

Hallo a ghridh!
Hello dear!

I would never laugh at you for making a mistake! You are just learning and the absolute best way to learn is to try, even if you make mistakes! There is an old Gaelic saying. I can't remember the Gaelic for it just now, but in English it means: Better broken Gaelic than perfect English!

Okay now for a few corrections...

uabhasach is another one of those exceptions to the "noun first, adjective second" rule. Your sentence should read: Tha i uabhasach goathach an diugh!

Sgrobh thu:
You wrote:
I bha snok an-de a-muigh agus tha i uamhasach an-diugh!

This is good! It's not exactly correct, but you got your point across! I was able to understand what you were trying to say. We just need to tweek it a little!

First off, in Gaelic the verb almost always come first in the sentence. So lets make Bha the first word and move I to the second word which gives us

Bha i snog / It was nice

I would move a-muigh in front of an d which gives us

Bha i snog a-muigh an d / It was nice outside yesterday

The second half of your sentence says "and it is terrible today!"

So to put the two halves together:

Bha i snog a-muigh an d agus tha i uamhasach an-diugh!
It was nice out yesterday and it is terrible today!

Sgrobh thu:
You wrote:
Tappadh leat! biggrin.gif (Just use one p, dear! wink.gif )

'Se do bheatha a charaid!
You are welcome my friend!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 01:08 PM
QUOTE (Faileas @ 08-Apr-2005, 12:51 PM)
I pronounce "chuideachadh" "chodjochoo" with both chs pronounced like in "loch" and the ooh- sound very short, close to the sound that some people make when they see something disgusting ... ( wink.gif )but probably other dialects do otherwise, hehe. Nae mind, ye wont go wrong with this one smile.gif .

All the other things are completely okay. biggrin.gif

Hallo a Fhaileas a ghridh!
Hello Faileas dear!

Tapadh leat airson do chuideachaidh!
Thanks for your help!

Ceist bheag, ma tha.
A small question, however.

In the above, I was attemtping to give a pronunciation for "chuideachaidh". Notice that it is slenderized. That should affect that final vowel sound, shouldn't it?

And as far as the ch sounds goes, the one that I said sounded like ch in church, you rendered as "dj" in your pronunciation guide. Aren't they nearly the same sound? Your's is just vocalized a little more than mine.

Posted by: Sonee 08-Apr-2005, 01:12 PM
uabhasach is another one of those exceptions to the "noun first, adjective second" rule. Your sentence should read: Tha i uabhasach goathach an diugh!

First off, in Gaelic the verb almost always come first in the sentence. So lets make Bha the first word and move I to the second word which gives us

Bha i snog / It was nice

I would move a-muigh in front of an d which gives us

Bha i snog a-muigh an d / It was nice outside yesterday


Sgrobh thu:
You wrote:
Tappadh leat! biggrin.gif (Just use one p, dear! wink.gif )



Believe it or not but my first sentence read 'Tha i uabhasach goathach an diugh' but then I remembered your rule and changed it!!! Go figure! biggrin.gif

I also debated about which to put first: "a-muigh" or "an d", now I know!

oops biggrin.gif I was looking at my phonetic spelling not the actual word when I wrote that thank you!!! My bad!!



Tapadh leat, tha sibh math charaid!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 01:27 PM
QUOTE (Sonee @ 08-Apr-2005, 02:12 PM)
Believe it or not but my first sentence read 'Tha i uabhasach goathach an diugh' but then I remembered your rule and changed it!!! Go figure! biggrin.gif

- snip -

Tapadh leat, tha sibh math charaid!

Hmmm... not exactly sure which rule you are speaking of here! Tha i uabhasach goathach an diugh would have been correct, just needed to change from present tense (tha) to past tense (bha).

And I'm not exactly certain what you are trying to say there at the end.

tha sibh math charaid

Are you trying to say "You are good, my friend" or "You are a good friend"?

You are good, my friend would be "Tha thu math, a charaid" (I'm not sure why you used the formal sibh instead of the familar thu here! There's no need to call me sir! biggrin.gif )

To say "You are a good friend" you need a completely different verb and sentence structure here.

When you are saying that one thing is the the same as another thing (ie noun to noun) you have to use a different verb for "be" which is "is".

Here is the construction you would use:

'Se caraid math a th' annadsa. (Literally translated, this means "It is a good friend that is in you")

'Se is a contraction of the words "Is e"

annadsa is a contraction of the the words "ann tusa" (in you)

Posted by: Sonee 08-Apr-2005, 01:41 PM
Good grief!!! I'm as confused as you are!!! While I was writing that post I was trying to get my son to stay in bed and take his nap!! I really have no clue what I was going for there!!

i used sibh instead of thu because I just copied it to my notes and knew it meant you!!! I am recopying my notes and trying to use different words in complete sentences!! I was indeed trying to say "You are a good friend"!! Are you telling me then, that the proper way to say that phrase would be "Se caraid math a th' annadsa"?


Sheesh, I think I'm trying to use brain cells that haven't been used for a long time!! They don't want to absorb this information properly! Give me time, I'll get it!! I hope your a very patient man!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 01:46 PM
biggrin.gif No problem! I understand completely!

Yes, the proper way to say "You are a good friend" would be
'Se caraid math a th' annadsa

JUst out of curiosity, have you had a chance to look at the first Gaelic lesson I posted? I think you might enjoy it! smile.gif

Posted by: Sonee 08-Apr-2005, 01:57 PM
Actually, yes!! That is what I have been going over all day!! I have gotten as far as the second exercise!! I am trying to process all of the new words!! Some of them I can remember some I can't!! I can pronounce them all fairly well, just can't always remember which word means what?? Goodness, I didn't study this hard in school! Who'd a thunk I'd be studying so hard 13 years after I left school!!

Does the website you linked to give pronounciation for the weather related words you posted earlier? (ie: fiadhauch, gaothach, etc)

Oh yeah, how do you say "garden" in Gaelic?

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 02:08 PM
No, but you can find a listing of some weather related words with pronunciations at http://www.scottishradiance.com in the Gaelic section there.

Garden = grradh (f) pronounced gahragh (the gh in my pronunciation guide there is very deep, sounds like you are trying to gargle!

Posted by: Sonee 08-Apr-2005, 02:42 PM
Tapadh leat! I probably have enough info to process now! I have one more question and then I'll try to leave you alone for awhile!! (Try being the operative word there!!)

Can you tell me a good English-Gaelic Dictionary? Or maybe two or three?! Something I can have at quick reference here at home when I'm not online?
I would be forever grateful!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 02:45 PM
Hallo a ghridh!
Hello dear!

I've already got a thread for that! smile.gif

Here's a link for ya!

http://www.celticradio.net/php/forums/index.php?showtopic=4406

Hope that helps!

Posted by: Sonee 08-Apr-2005, 03:09 PM
Yes, that was very informative and helpful! Now I just have to decide which I think would be best for my learning, and my budget!!

Did it actually take you the full 7 years to be able to understand song lyrics? And how often did you work on the language during those 7 years? (just trying to gauge my progress and set future goals!!) biggrin.gif



Tapadh leat, Ailean! You have been a big help these last few days!!

Posted by: Faileas 08-Apr-2005, 03:15 PM
QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 08-Apr-2005, 07:08 PM)
QUOTE (Faileas @ 08-Apr-2005, 12:51 PM)
I pronounce "chuideachadh"      "chodjochoo"  with both chs pronounced like in "loch" and the ooh- sound very short, close to the sound that some people make when they see something disgusting ... ( wink.gif )but probably other dialects do otherwise, hehe. Nae mind, ye wont go wrong with this one  smile.gif .

All the other things are completely okay.  biggrin.gif

Hallo a Fhaileas a ghridh!
Hello Faileas dear!

Tapadh leat airson do chuideachaidh!
Thanks for your help!

Ceist bheag, ma tha.
A small question, however.

In the above, I was attemtping to give a pronunciation for "chuideachaidh". Notice that it is slenderized. That should affect that final vowel sound, shouldn't it?

And as far as the ch sounds goes, the one that I said sounded like ch in church, you rendered as "dj" in your pronunciation guide. Aren't they nearly the same sound? Your's is just vocalized a little more than mine.

If ye insist on it ye can prounounce that final sound in choodjeachag, but it is hardly heard and very, very soft. That dh and gh sound is really devellish ... The best description i ever heard is "It is the sound that a baby makes all the time - so it is a sound that is natural to mankind, we just have forgotten about it."

And concerning that "ch" - sound .... church sounds to me different than choodjachadh ..... Maybe it is just my ears or the way that i learnt to pronounce it?

church vocalized would be tshertsh to me or something like it (i know the ur sounds different but there is no equivalent letters to it ...). That middle sound in chuideachadh is much softer than that - more like die - french for god. of course when ye bog it down church is all about chuideachadh and die, nach eil ?

wink.gif cool.gif

Posted by: Sonee 08-Apr-2005, 03:48 PM
Yes, it certainly is all about help and God!! Does anyone possible have a link, or know where to find one, where I could hear a recording of that word said? Perhaps that would help me figure it out!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 08-Apr-2005, 08:28 PM
Tha mi duilich, a ghridh! sad.gif
I am sorry, dear! sad.gif

I can't help you with that one! Anyone else have an answer for Sonee?

Posted by: CelticRose 08-Apr-2005, 10:56 PM
Holy cow! You all have been chatting away and I am so behind! I have to take notes before I can try to speak any further! ohmy.gif

Hallo a h-uille duine!

Ciamar tha 'dol dhut?

Posted by: Sonee 08-Apr-2005, 11:10 PM
Feasgar math, Rs!!

Tha gu math, tapadh leat. D do chor?


Actually, I don't think you missed a whole lot!! I have copious amounts of notes at the moment!! Takes me awhile to respond because I have to figure out which page of notes to read!! Jump in any time! Give Allen a break from all my questions!! biggrin.gif

Tioraidh an-drasda! (man, I hope I 'said' that right!!)

Posted by: CelticRose 08-Apr-2005, 11:55 PM
Well that is why it takes me so long to respond. I have to look over all my notes as I can never remember how to spell any of the words! unsure.gif

Chan eil dona. Tha mi sgith. Tapadh leat!

Oidhche mhath! Sonee

Posted by: Sonee 09-Apr-2005, 10:04 AM
Hallo Rs!

Tha mi duilich!! I hope you got some sleep!! That's why I logged off!! Too sgith to see straight anymore!!

Ciagmar tha 'dol dhut, an-diugh? D sersa sde a th'agaibh? Tha i briagha agus grianach ann an Nebraska an-diugh!

Hope you have a good day, Rs!!


Beannachd leibh!

Posted by: Faileas 09-Apr-2005, 03:49 PM
QUOTE (Sonee @ 09-Apr-2005, 04:04 PM)
Hallo Rs!

Tha mi duilich!! I hope you got some sleep!! That's why I logged off!! Too sgith to see straight anymore!!

Ciagmar tha 'dol dhut, an-diugh? D sersa sde a th'agaibh? Tha i briagha agus grianach ann an Nebraska an-diugh!

Hope you have a good day, Rs!!


Beannachd leibh!

biggrin.gif Sgriobh thusa fad na tide , a Shonaidh :-)

You wrote all the time, Sony (?). Bha mise gu math leisg an seo (I was very lazy here). Tha mi' n dochas gum bi e ceart gu leor riut gun bheir mi laimh do Ailean (I hope it is all right with you, that i give a hand to Alan).

Sgriobh mi post - dealan gu te aig a bheil e comasach soundfiles a dheanamh (i wrote an e-mail to a woman that can do soundfiles). Tha mi 'n dochas gun dean i "chuideachadh" air do shon (I hope that she will do "chuideachadh" for you) agus bheir mi seoladh p.-d. aice dhut ma bhios cead agam (and i will give you her e-mail when i have her permission). Chan eil fhios agam de eile a dheanamh ... (I don't know what else to do ...)

Hello, a Rois, 's math d' fhaicinn an seo a-rithist (hello, rose, its good to see ye here again). Tha mise cho dona riut fhein , alas (i am so bad as yourself, hehe) wink.gif

Air a 'char as lugha, le sgriobhadh an seo - at least, with posting here wink.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 09-Apr-2005, 07:56 PM
Hallo Sonee and Faileas!

Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh? Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil sibh gu math.

How do you say "good to see you?"

Sonee, Chan eil mi a' tuigsinn below:

"Ciagmar tha 'dol dhut, an-diugh? D sersa sde a th'agaibh? Tha i briagha agus grianach ann an Nebraska an-diughe! Chan eil mi a' tuigsinn "


all this talk of nouns, verbs, etc. is making my head spin! wacko.gif I feel like I am in first grade! biggrin.gif

Mar sin leat!

Posted by: Sonee 09-Apr-2005, 08:33 PM
Hallo Faileas!!

I learn things better by repetition, so the more I post here the better I will get (I hope!) Not to mention all the help I get from you and Allen!! So I don't mind at all!! The more help I can get the better! Tapadh leat, for the email about the sound file!! I have been looking around online off and on to no avail!!


Hallo Rs!!

According to the notes I have (and I dont' remember what website it was from!!) I was trying to say:

'Ciagmar tha 'dol dhut, an-diugh=How are things going for you
D sersa sde a th'agaibh=What kind of weather do you have
Tha i briagha agus grianach ann an Nebraska an-diugh=It is bright and sunny in Nebraska today. Apparently I didn't do it right!!

I know exactly what you mean Rs!! I feel like breaking out my old school books to relearn how to diagram a sentence or something!! And, of course, there are exceptions to every rule and I tend to find them all!! Go figure!!

Thank God for Allen and Faileas!! That's all I have to say!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 10-Apr-2005, 03:54 AM
Madainn mhath a h-uile duine!
Good morning everyone!

Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?
How are you all today?

Tha mi an dochas gu bheil sibh gu math!
I hope that you are all well!

Tha mise gu math!
I am well!

Tha mi'n dochas gum bi latha math agaibhse!
I hope that you will all have a nice day!

Cum oirbh leis a' Ghidhlig!
Keep going with the Gaelic!

Posted by: CelticRose 10-Apr-2005, 06:56 PM
QUOTE (Sonee @ 09-Apr-2005, 09:33 PM)
Hallo Faileas!!

I learn things better by repetition, so the more I post here the better I will get (I hope!) Not to mention all the help I get from you and Allen!! So I don't mind at all!! The more help I can get the better! Tapadh leat, for the email about the sound file!! I have been looking around online off and on to no avail!!


Hallo Rs!!

According to the notes I have (and I dont' remember what website it was from!!) I was trying to say:

'Ciagmar tha 'dol dhut, an-diugh=How are things going for you
D sersa sde a th'agaibh=What kind of weather do you have
Tha i briagha agus grianach ann an Nebraska an-diugh=It is bright and sunny in Nebraska today. Apparently I didn't do it right!!

I know exactly what you mean Rs!! I feel like breaking out my old school books to relearn how to diagram a sentence or something!! And, of course, there are exceptions to every rule and I tend to find them all!! Go figure!!

Thank God for Allen and Faileas!! That's all I have to say!! biggrin.gif

Hallo Sonee!

Ach no! I think you wrote it right, I just didn't understand it! laugh.gif I am not as advanced as you. yes, thank God for Allen and Faileas!


Hallo a Allen and Faileas!

Tha mi gu math, tapadh leat Agus, ciamar a tha thu fhein?

Tapadh leat airson an leasan Gaidhlig sin, Allen.

Slan agus beannachd

Posted by: WizardofOwls 10-Apr-2005, 08:15 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 10-Apr-2005, 07:56 PM)
Thank God for Allen and Faileas!! That's all I have to say!! biggrin.gif

Hallo a Allen and Faileas!

Tha mi gu math, tapadh leat Agus, ciamar a tha thu fhein?

Tapadh leat airson an leasan Gaidhlig sin, Allen.

Slan agus beannachd

Hallo a chirdean!
Hello my friends!

Tapadh leat! biggrin.gif
Thank you!

Uill, tha mi sgth an-drsda.
Well, I am tired just now.

'Se do bheatha, Rs!
You're welcome Rose!

Beannachdan D oribh!
God's blessings on you all!

Posted by: Faileas 11-Apr-2005, 09:49 AM
Feasgar math, a Rois , Sonee agus Aileain smile.gif,

ciamar a tha sibh , a h-uile - how are you all?

Tha mi fhin gle mhath , ach beagan sgith - I am very well, but a bit tired. Bha mi ag obair bho sia uairean sa mhaddain gu tri uairean feasgar - i was woriking from six in the morning until three in the afternoon.

Tha an t-side sgriosail an seo - the weather is terrible here, frasan troma agus gaoth fidhaich - heavy showers and a wild wind.

Tha mi 'n dochas gum bi side nas fhearr agaibh - I hope that you have better weather smile.gif .

Chi mi a-rithist sibh - I will see you again agus beannachd leibh (good bye) cool.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 11-Apr-2005, 10:01 PM
Hello everyone!

Just wanted to give you another short pointer. Here are the pronouns in Gaelic:

mi - me
thu - you (singular)
e - he
i - she
sinn - we
sibh - you (formal/plural)
iad - they

Sometimes the pronouns will combine with prepostions to form a new type of word called a prepositional pronoun.

Here's an example:

Beannachd leat means good bye. Literally translated, it means A blessing with you (singular). To say good bye to a group of people or to an elder, you would say Beannachd leibh.

Here's how it works. "Le" is the preposition "with". "Le" will combine with the pronouns as follows:

Leam = le + mi = with me
Leat = le + thu = with you (singular)
Leis = le + e = with him
Leatha = le + i = with her
Leinn = le + sinn = with us
Leibh = le + sibh = with you (plural/formal)
Leotha = le + iad = with them

It works in a similar way with the prepostion "at" or "aig" in Gaelic.

Agam = aig + mi = at me
Agad = aig + thu = at you (singular)
Aige = aig + e = at him
Aice = aig + i = at her
Againn = aig + sinn = at us
Agaibh = aig + sibh = at you (plural/formal)
Aca = aig + iad = at them

It works in a similar fashion for all Gaelic prepositions. Hope this helps you understand, Sonee! smile.gif

Cum ort leis a' Ghidhlig!
Keep going with the Gaelic!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 11-Apr-2005, 10:16 PM
Hallo a-rithist, a Shonee!

Here is another post to help you understand a few things.

These are the possessive pronouns in Gaelic:

mo = my (lenites)
do = your (singular) (lenites)
a = his (lenites)
a = her
ar = our
ur = your (plural/formal)
an/am = their

In a previous post, I mentioned lenition. Lenition is something that happens frequently in Gaelic. When it happens, you basically add an h after the first letter of the word which is affected by lenition.

My, your (singlar) and his all cause lenition, the rest - her, our , your (plural/formal) and their - do not.

Here's how it works.

Cas is the Gaelic word for foot.

So:

Mo chas = my foot
Do chas = your foot (singular)
A chas = his foot

BUT:

A cas = her foot
Ar casan = our feet
Ur casan = your feet (Plural/formal)
An casan = their feet

That is why we say

'Se do bheatha ("You're welcome" to one person), but

'Se ur beatha ("You're welcome" to a group of people or to an elder)

Make sense?

Posted by: Sonee 11-Apr-2005, 10:20 PM
Tha mi duilich, Allen. I think my brain died about 2 lessons ago!! Are you going to come to the funeral? I hear someone is going to be playing the pipes, it's supposed to be briagha!! You'll be there, won't you?

Posted by: WizardofOwls 11-Apr-2005, 10:25 PM
Oh, come on now! biggrin.gif Don't give up! You're doing so well!

This is a prime example of why I choose to follow a set lesson plan rather than jumping in both feet first. When you follow a set of lessons, you get the Gaelic in small digestible portions, designed to be easier to learn bit by bit. When you just jump in, you get a big jumbled mess that you're left to sort on you own. There is nothing wrong with that! Some people learn better that way. You seem to be one of them. For myself, though, I need structure.

Posted by: Sonee 11-Apr-2005, 10:41 PM
I wouldn't know structure if it came up and beat me over the head!! I'm trying to get ahead of myself here, I believe. Let's try this-


Feasgar math, Allen. Ciagmar tha 'dol dhut? (can you tell me why 'ciagmar' is spelled this way? Or do I have something wrong...again.)

Tapadh leat airson do chuideachaidh agus oidhche mhath.

Posted by: WizardofOwls 11-Apr-2005, 10:46 PM
Well, truthfully, it should be Ciamar. smile.gif

Hallo a Shonee!
Tha mi gu math, tapadh leat!
'Se do bheatha, a charaid!
Oidhche mhath!

By the way, I think I slipped another lesson in there while you were typing your reply a few posts back, just after the lesson on prepositional pronouns. It is on possessive pronouns. Did you see both of them?

Posted by: Sonee 11-Apr-2005, 10:54 PM
Yeah, I saw them both..

Tha mi gl sgith!!! Which is probably why I'm having such trouble!! I still have a hard time with the whole adjective comes after noun thing!! For example:

Tha mi beag air bheag ag ionnsachadh.
or
Tha mi ag ionnsachadh beag air bheag.

CUIDEACHADH!!!!!!!!!!!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 11-Apr-2005, 11:05 PM
Personally I would go with Tha mi ag ionnsachadh beag air bheag. Can't really say why. Maybe Faileas will be able to supply us with an answer next time she's on.

Posted by: WizardofOwls 11-Apr-2005, 11:11 PM
Uill, feumaidh mi falbh a-nis, a charaid.
Well, I must go now, my friend.

Tha e a' fs fadalach agus tha mi uabhasach sgth.
It is growing late and I am terribly tired.

Chi mi a-rithist thu a-mireach!
I'll see you again tomorrow!

Oidhche mhath!
Good night!

Cum ort leis a' Ghidhlig!
Keep going with the Gaelic!

Posted by: Sonee 11-Apr-2005, 11:16 PM
Tapadh leat, Allen!! And you are right, tha e fadalach!!

Have a good night and I'll see you again another time!

Oidhche mhath!

Posted by: Faileas 12-Apr-2005, 11:03 AM
QUOTE (Sonee @ 12-Apr-2005, 04:54 AM)
Yeah, I saw them both..

Tha mi gl sgith!!! Which is probably why I'm having such trouble!! I still have a hard time with the whole adjective comes after noun thing!! For example:

Tha mi beag air bheag ag ionnsachadh.
or
Tha mi ag ionnsachadh beag air bheag.

CUIDEACHADH!!!!!!!!!!!! biggrin.gif

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh beag air bheag.

I agree with that one - tha mise a' dol le sin. smile.gif. And it makes complete sense by the way, don't overtax yourself and just basically try to understand one thing at one time. So, Alan, just a small tip - don't try to give too much information too quickly, laudable as your enthusiasm is but too much of a good thing can b damaging too wink.gif .

still , i am going to contradict myself but in a way it complements the things alan has said already ...

There is an easier way of saying my , your , his , hers , ours, yours and theirs ... and it has to do with pronouns and their personal endings.

So for example ...


car agam - my car
car agad - your car
car aice - her car
car aige - his car
car againn - our car
car agaibh your car (plural or polite)
car againn - their car

It saves you the trouble of lenition and is gramatically as correct. And everybody will understand it , I hope. biggrin.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 12-Apr-2005, 11:14 AM
Hallo a Fhaileas!
Hello Fileas

Ciamar a tha thu an-diugh, a ghridh?
How are you today, dearie?

I was just going to say that the only reason I posted those last two lessons was because Sonee was confused as to when to use

'Se do bheatha/'Se ur beatha

And

Tapadh leat/Tapadh leibh.

I could see no other way to explain these to her other than posting what I did. Perhaps it would have been better to tackle the issues one at a time though...

By the way, thanks for your help here! smile.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 12-Apr-2005, 02:48 PM
Hallo a Faileas, Sonee and Allen!

Ciamar a tha sibh, a h-uile?

Tha mi fhin gle mhath

Tapadh leibh Allen and Faileas for always writing the English underneath the Gaelic. That really helps me a lot. I probably jumped in here with both feet too, but with the lessons you have been giving us in the other threads in this forum, I thought it would be a good place in here to practice what we have learned. However, all this grammar........bleh! I had a hard time with that with English in school days! biggrin.gif But I am like you, Allen, in that I need structure and thanks for giving that to us.

I have some questions. How do you say?

"How do you say" and "I have a question"

Also, I keep seeing Slainte Mhor! I don't see "Mhor" in my dictionary. I am wondering if that is Irish?

Also, Sonee. What does Ciudeachadh mean? unsure.gif

Tapadh leibh agus beannachd leibh Faileas, Sonee agus Allen.


Posted by: WizardofOwls 12-Apr-2005, 05:04 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 12-Apr-2005, 03:48 PM)
I  have some questions.  How do you say?

"How do you say" and "I  have a question"

Also, I keep seeing Slainte Mhor!  I don't see "Mhor"  in my dictionary.  I am wondering if that is Irish?

Also, Sonee. What does Ciudeachadh mean?  unsure.gif

Tapadh leibh agus beannachd leibh Faileas, Sonee agus Allen.

Ciamar a chanas mi...
How would I say...

Tha ceist agam.
I have a question.

I think Sonee just misspelled "cuideachadh". I think it was a cry for help! smile.gif

I do believe Slinte mhr is an Irish toast! It means roughly "Great health (to you)!"

Rose, anytime you see a word with an h after the first letter, like mhr, it most likely has been lenited. To find it in a dictionary, just remove the h and look up the rest, in this case, mr. In Scottish Gaelic, mr means big or great. Slante means health. I just looked up these words in the Irish dictionary I got for Christmas and the meanings are almost exactly the same.

Posted by: Faileas 12-Apr-2005, 05:17 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 12-Apr-2005, 08:48 PM)
Hallo a Faileas, Sonee and Allen!

Ciamar a tha sibh, a h-uile?

Tha mi fhin gle mhath

Tapadh leibh Allen and Faileas for always writing the English underneath the Gaelic. That really helps me a lot. I probably jumped in here with both feet too, but with the lessons you have been giving us in the other threads in this forum, I thought it would be a good place in here to practice what we have learned. However, all this grammar........bleh! I had a hard time with that with English in school days! biggrin.gif But I am like you, Allen, in that I need structure and thanks for giving that to us.

I have some questions. How do you say?

""

Also, I keep seeing
Also, Sonee. What does Ciudeachadh mean? unsure.gif

Tapadh leibh agus beannachd leibh Faileas, Sonee agus Allen.

Feasgar math, a chairdean - good evening, friends!


Tha mise gle mhath is gle sgith - i am very well and very tired. Bha latha trang agam aig obair agus bha coisir agam a-nochd - I had a busy day at work and I had choir (practice) tonight. Bha e gle mhath agus chord e glan rium - it was very good and I enjoyed it very much. thumbs_up.gif note.gif Agus - bidh laithean dheth agam a-maireach is Diardaoin - And - i will have days off tomorrow and Thursday biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


CelticRose wrote:

"How do you say" -

"de tha gaidhlig airson ..." - What is Gaidhlig for ....


or if you want to ask what something means actually, i. e. a gaidhlig word you dont know yet, you could say

"de tha sin a' ciallachadh?" - what does that mean? or of course
"de tha Beurla airson ..." - what is English for ...?

The most literal translation of that phrase however would be

"Ciamar a chanas mi ....?" (the grammar of which I will refrain from explaining, hehe)

other useful phrases for a learner are

"chan eil mi a' tuigsinn" - I don't understand and

"can(naibh) sin a-rithist" - say that again or

"bruidhinn(ibh) gu slaodach" - speak slowly!

The ending in brackets indicate the polite form.


and "I have a question" - Tha ceist agam. (works the same way as tha car agam)


"Slainte Mhor! " - I don't see "Mhor" in my dictionary. I am wondering if that is Irish?


Hehehe, another grammar question alas. But ye asked for it, lol.

mhor is the female form of "mor" = big, as slainte = health is a female noun.

I think Allan has explained that in one of his lessons - the female adjective is lenited.

cuideachadh means "help", Rose - a useful word indeed and I think, Sonee likes it hehe wink.gif

And Allan - 'se do bheatha, tha mise gle tholichte cuideacheadh a thoirt dhuit - I am very happy to help you (lit. to give help to you). Cord sin rium gu dearbh - I really enjoy it thumbs_up.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 12-Apr-2005, 06:26 PM
Tapadh leibh, a chairdean! biggrin.gif

This really helps a lot! you should see all my notes! Holy cow! It is hard to keep up!

I thought Slainte mhor was Irish, but I couldn't prove it as I don't have an Irish dictionary. But since it wasn't in my Scots Gaelic dictionary that is what I assumed as well. I am still trying to understand the Lenition. Oy! This grammar stuff is very hard for me.

Tapadh leibh an drasta, Faileas and Allen.

Chi mi a-rithist thu a-maireach!

Oidhche mhath! smile.gif

Posted by: Sonee 12-Apr-2005, 09:22 PM
Feasgar math a h-uile duine!!

Holy cow!! (hey Rs, are those MY cows?!?!LOL) I have missed a bunch today!! Let's see if I can catch up!!!

Tapadh leat, Faileas!! Allen probably wouldn't give so much info all at once if I didn't ask for it all the time!! I'm always jumping ahead of myself!! And, yes, I really like the word cuideachaidh!!! But I think the phrase 'Chan eil mi a' tuigsinn' is creeping up the chart of favorites!! All of these lessons are good initially but I'm one of those people who have to actually use it before it fully sinks in!! That's why this forum is awesome!! I can practice what I learn and ya'll can correct me for next time!!! (once you've picked yourselves up off the floor!!)

Is this correct?

Chan eil mi a' tuigsinn 'Chi mi a-rithist thu a-maireach'. De tha sin a' callachadh?

Mran taing agus oidhche mhath!


Posted by: WizardofOwls 13-Apr-2005, 03:55 AM
Madainn mhath a Shonee!
Good morning, Sonee

Tha "Chi mi a rithist thu a-maireach" ciallachadh "I'll see you again tomorrow"
"Chi mi a rithist thu a-maireach" means "I'll see you again tomorrow!"

Agus 'se do bheatha, a ghridh!
And you're welcome, dearie!

Posted by: Sonee 13-Apr-2005, 06:53 AM
Madainn mhath Allen!
Good morining Allen

Tapadh leat, a-rithist a charaid! D do chor?
Thank you again my friend! How are you doing?

De tha Gidhlig airson 'boring'?
What is Gaelic for 'boring'?

Tha i sgothach agus caran fuar an-diugh! D sersa dde a th' agaibh?
It is cloudy and somewhat cold today! What kind of weather do you have?

Chi mi a-rithist thu an-duigh uaireiginn, mi dil!!
I'll see you again today sometime, I hope


Mar sin let!!!

Posted by: C Dubh 13-Apr-2005, 01:24 PM
Hal a h-uile duine, ciamar a tha sibh?
Hello everybody, how are you?
Tha mi a' faicinn gu bheil Gidhlig gu ler an-seo
I see there's plenty Gaelic here.
agus canaidh mi gu bheil sibh a' danamh direach sgoinneil le ur Ghidhlig
and i will say that you are doing great with your Gaelic
Tha e air a bhith uabhasach uine fhada gu dearbh on bha mi an-seo, tha eagal orm
It has been a terribly long time indeed since i was here i'm afraid
Ach bha an computar agam briste gu mi-fhortanach
But my computer was broke unfortunately
agus bha mi gl thrang co-dhi
and i was very busy anyway
Ach tha mi air ais air lion mu dheireadh
But i'm back on-line at last
Taing do shealbh
Thank goodness
Feumaidh mi radh ri sonee - na cuir dragh ort-fhin
I must say to sonee - Don't worry yourself
Tha Gidhlig doirbh aig an toiseach
Gaelic is difficult at the beginning
Ach an didh beagan uine, tha i a' fas nas fhasa
But after a wee while it will get easier
agus bidh sinn uile a' danamh mearachdan bho m gu m
and we all make mistakes from time to time
Tha mi ln chinnteach gum bi mearachd no dh ann aig a' phist agam fhin rolleyes.gif
I'm sure my own post will have a mistake or two there.
Co-dhi, cumibh oiribh
Anyway keep going
Tioraidh

Chi mi a dh' aithghearr sibh. cool.gif

Posted by: Faileas 13-Apr-2005, 05:41 PM
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Failte air ais, a charaid!!!!! Bha sinn gad ionndrain, gu dearbh ... Tms gun do chuir Alan dragh air mu do dheidhinnn air sgath nach fhaca e thu idir. Ach tha mi fhin direach air ais o chionn cuid laithean ... Uill, co-dhiu, tha e math d' fhaicinn a-rithist smile.gif Tioraidh an-drasda agus chi mi a-rithist thu smile.gif biggrin.gif


Welcome back, my friend!!! We were missing you indeed ... I think that Alan was worried about you, because he didn't see you at all. But I myself are just back since a few days ... Well, however, it is good to see you again smile.gif. Cheerio for now and I will see you again.

Posted by: WizardofOwls 13-Apr-2005, 07:24 PM
HALLO C DUBH! smile.gif FILTE AIR AIS, A CHARAID!
Hello, C Dubh! Welcome back my friend

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Tha mi cho toilichte gad fhaicinn!
I am so happy to see you!

Bha mi gad ionndrainn!
I missed you!

Ciamar a tha thu?
How are you?

Tha mi'n dochas gu bheil thu gu math!
I hope you are well!

Tha mi duilich mu dheidhinn an coimpiutair agad! (?)
I'm sorry about your computer! (Not sure this is correct)

Uill, feumaidh mi falbh a-nis!
Well, I must go now.

Filte air ais a-rithist, a charaid!
Welcome back again, my friend!

Posted by: Sonee 13-Apr-2005, 10:26 PM
Feasgar math a h-uile duine!
Good evening everyone

Ciamar a tha sibh an-duigh?
How are you today?

Duil mi tha sibh math!
I hope you are well!

Bha mi uabhasach trang an-duigh, cho tha mi gl shgith!
I was terribly busy today so I'm very tired!

Cha robh mi leisg an-duigh! biggrin.gif
I wasn't lazy today!

Mar sin let!
Bye for now

Slinte mhor agad!
Great health to you (cheers!)

Posted by: C Dubh 14-Apr-2005, 08:48 AM
QUOTE
Ciamar a tha sibh an-duigh?
How are you today?

Tha gu math tapadh leat....Chan eil adhbhar a bhith a' gearan co-dhi smile.gif
I'm fine thanks....no need to complain anyway

Nach cir a tha sibh uile.
Aren't you all kind

Ceud taing agus is math ur faicinn cuideachd
Thanks and it's good to see you all too

Tha computar r agam a-nis agus tha e ag obair ceart gu ler
I have a new computer now and it's working ok

Am faca sibh an lrach-lin seo?
Have you seen this web-site?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/colinandcumberland/

Tha e air TV ann an Alba an-drsda
It's on TV in Scotland at the moment

agus feumaidh mi rdh gu bheil e a' crdadh rium glan
and i must say i'm really enjoying it

Tha an lrach-lin gl mhath cuideachd gun teagamh
The website is very good too without a doubt

An t-side - Uill thuirt bodach na side gum biodh an t-uisge ann
The weather - Well, the weatherman said it would rain

Ach tha i tioram fhathast - ach tha i sgthach
But it's still dry - but it's cloudy

Co-dhi, sin e an-drsda. Tioraidh.

Posted by: C Dubh 14-Apr-2005, 09:04 AM
Sonee - I think you're doing very very well in just a short space of time. Just one or two wee mistakes if i may point them out.

QUOTE
Duil mi tha sibh math!
I hope you are well!

Bha mi uabhasach trang an-duigh, cho tha mi gl shgith!
I was terribly busy today so I'm very tired!


I hope you are well - Tha mi 'n dchas gu bheil thu gu math
Whenever you want to say i hope you use- Tha mi 'n dchas
In English you would say I hope you're well, but in Gaelic you must use 'THAT'
I hope THAT you are well or literally in Gaelic - I am in the hope that you are well - Tha mi 'n dchas gu bheil thu gu math.

I was terribly busy today so I'm very tired! - Bha mi uabhasach sgith an-diugh mar sin tha mi gl sgith.

Gl is one of those words that lenite (add an h) as you have correctly done....except words begining with sg, sl, st, sp, l, n or r
As 'Sgith' begins with sg - no lenition i'm afraid
so gl sgith NOT gle shgith.

It's always a lot to take in at first, but eventually it will all sink in.
Hope that helps you out a wee bit. cool.gif

Posted by: Sonee 14-Apr-2005, 09:29 AM
Madainn mhat, C Dubh!!
Good morning C Dubh

Tha mi toilche bhur computar ag abair ceart, a-rithist! (not sure this is correct!)
I'm happy your computer works right again

Tha mi nighean ann sgoil, an-duigh.
My daughter is in school today.

Tha an sgoil glan.
The school is clean.

(Just practicing some things I just learned in lesson 3!!!)

BTW, after re-reading Allens post I realized I didn't say 'I hope you are well' correctly in my last post!! I will eventually figure this out! I think I finally, sort of, have past and present tense down. (stress 'sort of' there!!)

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh fs!!
I am learning yet!

Slinte mhor agad!



Posted by: Sonee 14-Apr-2005, 09:37 AM
Tapadh leat, C Dubh!!

I think I was writing my post while yours was loading so I didn't see it!! I just finished lesson 3 today but I wrote that post last night! In other words I just learned about correct lenition! Or at least that was lesson! Whether I learned it or not remains to be seen!!!LOL

Mran taing airson cuideachadh!!!

Posted by: Faileas 14-Apr-2005, 03:17 PM
Tha mi a' dol leis a' Chu gu bheil thu a' deanamh uabhasach math - I agree with Cu that you are doing terribly well. Bha cuid mearachdan ann, co- dhiu , alas - There were however a few mistakes (mind you, quite minor ones smile.gif )


Tha mi toilche bhur computar ag abair ceart, a-rithist! (not sure this is correct!)
I'm happy your computer works right again

- Tha mi tolichte gu bheil an compiutair agad ag obair a- rithist.


Tha mi nighean ann sgoil, an-duigh.
My daughter is in school today.

- Tha mo nighean ann an sgoil an-diugh

Tha an sgoil glan.
The school is clean.

Tha sin ceart mar sin smile.gif - This is right like that

Tha mise gle mhath agus bha latha leisg againn - I am very well and we had a lazy day. Ach bidh sinn ag obair a- maireach: mise trath agus Brus feasgar .... sad.gif - But we will be working tomorrow: myself early and Bruce in the afternoon. Mar sin - tha feum agam air cadal a-nochd - therefore i need sleep tonight (lol). Chi mi sibh a-maireach! - I will see you tomorrow! cool.gif

-.


Tha mi ag ionnsachadh fs!!
I am learning yet!

- depends actualluy on what you mean. Is it I am still learning? which would be

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh fhathast.

or if you want to say "However, I will learn." you would say Bidh mi ag ionnsachadh co-dhiu -"bidh" being the future tense of "tha", to be


Slinte mhor agad! - I never heard it used with this preposition actually .... The common phrase is "slainte mhor dhut!" - good health to you

If you are looking for a "good bye", how ever, it would be more appropriate to use "Soraidh slan!" or "Beannachd leibh"!, "Slainte mhor" is rather used in a pub when ye have a wee dram, hehehe beer_mug.gif wink.gif



Posted by: CelticRose 14-Apr-2005, 05:31 PM
Holy cow! Sonee! did you let those cows out again?! wink.gif laugh.gif I was gone a day and I miss all this!

CU DUBH! YOU ARE BACK! ohmy.gif eek.gif clap.gif clap.gif

Bha mi gad ionndrainn agus tha mi cho toilichte gad fhaicinn, a charaid!
I have missed you and I am so happy to see you, my friend!

I wondered what happened to you! I have worried
(how would I say that in Gaelic?)

Tha mi dochas bidh mi gad fhaicinn more
I hope I will be seeing you more (not sure I did that right)

Halo a h-uile duine!

Ciamar a tha sibh? Tha mi fhin gle mhath, ach beagan blath ann the desert an-duigh.
How are you all? I am very well, but it is very warm in the desert today.

Tha ceist agam. De tha Gaidhlig airson Happy Birthday?
I have a question. What is Gaelic for Happy Birthday?

Tapadh leibh roimh laimh.
Thank you in advance.

Beannachd leibh

Posted by: Faileas 15-Apr-2005, 09:56 AM
Hallo, a Rois,

tha mise gu math ach tha mi a' fas beagan sgith a-nis: bha mi ag obair bho sia sa mhadainn gu tri uairean feasgar

I am well but i am getting a bit tired now: i was working from six in the morning until three a' clock in the afternoon ...

A-nis freagairt airson do cheist : now the answer to your question

Happy birthday to you! - co-latha breith sona dhut!

congratulations - meall do naidheachd!


chi mi sibh nas anmoiche - tms gum bi mi a' gabhail snooze hehehe.


I will se you later - i thinkk that I will be taking a snooze , hehe. wink.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 15-Apr-2005, 01:07 PM
Hal a Rois, Freagairidh mi a' cheist eile
Hello Rose, i'll answer the other question

Ma tha sin ceart gu ler
If that's ok

QUOTE
I wondered what happened to you! I have worried
(how would I say that in Gaelic?)


Saoil d thachair dhut, bha dragh orm.

Co-dhi, oidhche mhath mo charaidean.
Anyway goodnight friends.

Chi mi a dh' aithghearr sibh smile.gif
See you soon.

QUOTE
i was working from six in the morning until three a' clock in the afternoon ...

- Na dean cus mo bhana-charaid!!!! wink.gif biggrin.gif


Posted by: WizardofOwls 15-Apr-2005, 02:20 PM
Feasgar math, a h-uile duine!
Good evening, everyone!

Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?
How are you all today?

Tha mi fhin gl mhath!
I myself am very good

Tha mi'n dochas gu bheil sibh gu math cuideachd!
I hope that you are all well also!

A Rs, Sgrobh thu:
Rose, you wrote:

Tha mi dochas bidh mi gad fhaicinn more
I hope I will be seeing you more (not sure I did that right)

Chanainn:
I would say:
Tha mi'n dochas gum bidh mi gad fhaicinn tuilleadh.
(A Ch Dubh neo a Fhaileas: Tuilleadh neo barrachd? 'S docha gu tuilleadh? )

Cuideachd:
Also:
ach beagan blath ann the desert an-duigh.
but it is very warm in the desert today.

Chanainn:
I would say:
ach tha e gl bhlath anns an fhsach an diugh.
but it is very warm in the desert today.
(beagan means a little, gl means very and lenites adjecitves that follow it)

A Fhaileas, shouldn't that be Meal do naidheachd! (with one l?) Or are both acceptable?
Cuideachd, d tha tms? Tha mi a' smaoineachadh?

Hallo a Ch! smile.gif

Posted by: Faileas 15-Apr-2005, 04:03 PM
QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 15-Apr-2005, 09:20 PM)
(A Ch Dubh neo a Fhaileas: Tuilleadh neo barrachd? 'S docha gu tuilleadh? )

A Fhaileas, shouldn't that be Meal do naidheachd! (with one l?) Or are both acceptable?
Cuideachd, d tha tms? Tha mi a' smaoineachadh?

Hallo a Ch! smile.gif

Wizard of Owls worte:f

Rose, you wrote:

Tha mi dochas bidh mi gad fhaicinn more
I hope I will be seeing you more (not sure I did that right)

Chanainn:
I would say:
Tha mi'n dochas gum bidh mi gad fhaicinn tuilleadh.


Channainnsa - I would say:

Tha mi' n dochas gum faic mi barrachd bhuat. - I hope that I will see more from you.

And wiz: aye it is of course only with one l, lololol, I think I must have been half asleep already when I posted this, alas. There's some silly spelling mistakes in there. My apologies!

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Tioraidh an-drasda. smile.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 15-Apr-2005, 05:16 PM
Tapadh leat airson do chuideachaidh, a ghridh! smile.gif
Thanks for your help, dearie! smile.gif

Anns an dol seachd, bha e gl bhreagha ann an Virginia an diugh!
By the way, it was very beautiful in Virginia today!

Bha a' ghrain a derrsadh agus bha e blath soillier!
The sun was shining and it was warm and clear!

Tha mi a' creidsinn gu bheil an t-Earrach an seo mu dheireadh thall!
I believe that Spring is here at last!

Uill, feumaidh mi falbh a-nis!
Well I must go now!


Posted by: WizardofOwls 15-Apr-2005, 10:23 PM
Here is another brief lesson for you. This one deals with names and how to address people.

Names:

Addressing People.
From Teach Yourself Gaelic (TYG) pages 15-16

Personal names often change form, and are pronounced differently when someone is being addressed, e.g.: Mairead becomes a Mhairead, and Tormod becomes a Thormoid.

The names of males usually have an h added after the initial letter, which affects the sound of the letter, and an i inserted before the last consonant(s). Thus Tormod becomes a Thormoid, Calum (Malcolm) becomes a Chaluim and Dmhnall (Donald) becomes a Dhmhnaill.

Female names only have the h added after the initial letter, thus Mairead becomes a Mhairead, Sne (Jane) becomes a Shne and Catrona (Catherine) becomes a Chatrona.

Names which begin with vowels or the letters l, n, or r do not change their intial letter, e.g. Iseabail and Alasdair retain their usual form. The a is also dropped before names beginning in vowels.

Surnames (From TYG pages 13-14)

Many Scottish surnames begin with the Gaelic word Mac meaning son, e.g.: MacDonald, Maclnnes, MacAllister. These literally mean Son of Donald, Son of Angus and Son of Alasdair, In Gaelic, the form of such surnames changes when referring to a female. Murdo MacRae is Murchadh MacRath, but Margaret MacRae is Mairead NicRath.

Nic means daughter (of). A similar system operates in Iceland with the forms -son and -dottir at the end of surnames, e.g.: Magnusson and Magnusdottir. Other forms of Gaelic surnames also change when used of a female, as in the examples below.

Males / Females
Tormod Caimbeul / Iseabail Chaimbeul
lain Camshron / Mairead Chamshron
Alasdair Grannd / Miri Ghrannd

Posted by: CelticRose 16-Apr-2005, 06:07 PM
Tapadh leat, Allen! I did not know that Mac was Gaelic. I knew it meant son of, but never knew its language origin. Interesting! smile.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 16-Apr-2005, 07:44 PM
Hallo a ghridh!

Yup! Sure is! If I wanted to say "I have a son" I would say "Tha mac agam!", which literally means "There is a son at me."

Posted by: C Dubh 17-Apr-2005, 09:39 AM
Hal a h-uile duine, ciamar a tha sibh?
I don't have to translate this one anymore do i? wink.gif

Tha mi ' n dchas gu bheil sibh uile gu math
I hope you're all well

tha i sgthach ann an Alba an-diugh
It's cloudy in Scotland today

agus tha coltas uisge oirre
and it looks like rain.

Uill, sin e an-drsda. Tioraidh cool.gif
Well, that's it for now. Bye

Posted by: Faileas 17-Apr-2005, 01:58 PM
Tha i ann an seo, a chu - mar a bha duil agam , hehe.

- It is here, Cu, as i expected hehe.

Bha mi ag obair an-diugh, mar as abhaist - I was working today, as usual.

Ach bha sinn a ' tadhail air bhanacharaid, far an do ghabh sin dinear snog (tagliatelle le sauce tomatoe) - but we called in at a friend (female), where we took a nice dinner (tagliatelle with tomato sauce). smile.gif.

Threan i mar presenter reidio le steisean reidio iomadail (CuillinFm) agus bha a ' chiad phrogram aice an-de - She trained as presenter with a local radio station and she had her first program yesterday walkman.gif .

Rinn i uabhasach math ged's a bha i nerbhasach - She did terribly well, despite that she was nervous.

Rinn i programm runrig (abair iongadh hehehe) agus chord e glan rinn - she did a Runrig show (what a surprise hehehehe) and we enjoyed it really.

Chi mi a-rihist sibh! smile.gif (i think ye know this one by now smile.gif ) Tioraidh an-drasda!

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Posted by: C Dubh 17-Apr-2005, 03:35 PM
Nach thu a tha fortanach!!!
Aren't you lucky

ag ithe Pasta agus ag isdeachd ri Runrig....
eating pasta and listening to Runrig

'S ann dhut a rug an cat an cuilean laugh.gif
Very lucky indeed

'S toil leam Pasta agus Runrig cuideachd
I like pasta and Runrig too

agus tha mi a' cur gach deagh do do charaid agus am program aice walkman.gif
All the best to your friend and her show

Nise, d ghabhas tu....Spaghetti neo Macaroni wink.gif
Now, what will you have....Spaghetti or Macaroni

note.gif
Fada bho abhainn an t-sluigh....
Fada bho abhainn an t-sluigh....
Fada bho abhainn an t-sluigh....


Oidhche mhath a h-uile duine.

Posted by: C Dubh 17-Apr-2005, 03:56 PM
Oops mhothaic mi mearachd bheag rolleyes.gif
I noticed a wee mistake

Chan e 'nach thu'
'S e 'Nach tu'

Oidhche mhath

Posted by: WizardofOwls 17-Apr-2005, 05:04 PM
Hi Falieas and Cu Dubh! I love it that you guys are chatting here again! However could you do me a favor? This particular thread is for the beginners. Sometimes when there is a lot of advanced Gaelic, the beginners get a little overwhelmed and give up (as happened on the other thread we used here called Let's Try a Little Gaelic). Please chat here, but try to aim it toward the beginners. For the more advanced stuff, lets use the new thread I introduced today, Advanced Scottish Gaelic.

Tapadh leibh, a chirdean!
Thanks my friends! smile.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 18-Apr-2005, 04:29 AM
Nae bother....

Gaidhlig shimplidh a-mhin
Simple Gaelic only


Should be easy for a simple guy like myself. biggrin.gif


Cit' a bheil Sonee?
Where is Sonee?

Posted by: Faileas 18-Apr-2005, 10:08 AM
Ceart gu leor, a ghraidh - all right, dearie.

Feauchaidh mi sin - I will try that :-).

Posted by: CelticRose 18-Apr-2005, 04:27 PM
Feasgar math, a chairdean!

Ciamar a tha sibh, a h-uile?

Cum ort leis a' Ghaidhlig in here too! Don't leave us as we are learning lots from you all, if you don't mind. But can understand if you want to talk more advanced without having to translate.

Tha mi fhin gle mhath. Tha i breagha an-duigh, ach tha i teth
I am very well. It is a lovely day, but it is hot.

Faileas agus Cu Dubh, cait a bheil sibh a' fuireach ann a Scotland?
Faileas and Cu Dubh, where do you live in Scotland?

Tha mi a' fuireach an Arizona, USA
I live in Arizona, USA

Tha ceist agam. De the Beurla airson Sin e agus Agus ortsa?
I have a question. What is English for

I think I made a lot of mistakes. I also notice that some of you write Halo and other Hallo. Does it matter?

Chi ma a-rithist thu a-maireach

Slan leat!

Posted by: CelticRose 18-Apr-2005, 04:36 PM
Ciudeachd, de tha Gaidhlig airson "I love Runrig." biggrin.gif
Also, what is Gaelic for I love Runrig.

Tapadh leibh a rithist!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 18-Apr-2005, 06:47 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 18-Apr-2005, 06:27 PM)
---snip---

Faileas agus Cu Dubh, cait a bheil sibh a' fuireach ann a Scotland?
Faileas and Cu Dubh, where do you live in Scotland?

---snip---

Tha ceist agam. De the Beurla airson Sin e agus Agus ortsa?
I have a question. What is English for

---snip---

I think I made a lot of mistakes. I also notice that some of you write Halo and other Hallo. Does it matter?

You've done really well here, Rose!

Sgrobh thu:
You wrote:
Faileas agus Cu Dubh, cait a bheil sibh a' fuireach ann a Scotland?

Here, I would say "ann an Alba" for "in Scotland"

Sin e means That's it, or That's all.
Agus ortsa means and to you too.

Either Hallo or Halo is acceptable. Both are just attempts to render the English word "Hello" in Gaelic. So really just decide which one you like best and stick with it.

To say I love Runrig, You could say "Tha gaol agam air Runrig." This roughly tranlates to "There is love at me for Runrig"

'Se do bheatha, a ghridh! smile.gif
You're welcome dear! smile.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 19-Apr-2005, 02:36 AM
Hal a h-uile

QUOTE
To say I love Runrig, You could say "Tha gaol agam air Runrig." This roughly tranlates to "There is love at me for Runrig"


You could also say - 'S fior thoil leam Runrig.

QUOTE
Faileas agus Cu Dubh, cait a bheil sibh a' fuireach ann a Scotland?
Faileas and Cu Dubh, where do you live in Scotland?


Uill, Rugadh is Thogadh mi ann an Glaschu smile.gif
Well, I was born and brought up in Glasgow

agus tha mi a' fuireach faisg air fhathast, ann an Siorrachd Lanraig.
and i still stay near it in Lanarkshire.

Posted by: C Dubh 19-Apr-2005, 02:50 AM
Well I totally messed up that post rolleyes.gif
Can we edit here Wizard? Apart from the fact that i messed up the quotes i also spelled Lanarkshire wrong. unsure.gif It's too early for me....i think i need a beer laugh.gif beer_mug.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 19-Apr-2005, 03:49 AM
No problem, a charaid!

I fixed it for ya! smile.gif

Tha i gl thrth!
It is very early!

'Se gille dona a th' annadsa!
You are a naughty boy! biggrin.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 19-Apr-2005, 05:41 AM
Moran taing Wizard cool.gif

A Rois, 'S e seo far am bheil mi a' fuireach ann an Alba
Rose, this is where i live in Scotland....

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.uk-photos-web.co.uk/sco10d/landscape/Lan_Landscapes/Lanarkshire_Landscapes031.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.uk-photos-web.co.uk/sco10d/landscape/Lan_Landscapes/lanarkshire_a.html&h=692&w=1010&sz=184&tbnid=tUgNE2Dk5CQJ:&tbnh=102&tbnw=149&start=40&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlanarkshire%2Bpictures%26start%3D20%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DN



Posted by: Faileas 19-Apr-2005, 06:48 AM
Hallo a Rois,

rinn thu fior mhath gu dearbh, mar a thuirt Cu - you did really well, as Cu said

Agus tha mise a' fuireach ann am Port Righ air an t- Eilean Sgitheanach

And I live in Portree on the Isle of Skye.

Caite a' bheil a' fuireach sibhse, a h- uile duine - and where do you all live?

Posted by: Sonee 19-Apr-2005, 07:00 AM
Madainn mhath, s h-uile duine!!

Caimar a tha sibh, an-duigh? Tha mi gl sgith!

Sorry I have been absent lately! I have been at a state bowling tournament. Not sure if I will ever recover! biggrin.gif

Speaking of bowling I have a little favor to ask all of you. My team has agreed to get new shirts next year and that, provided I translate it, we can put a gaelic phrase or saying on the back. I'm not sure if we are going to need a new sponsor next year or not so I'm just gathering anything that strikes my fancy! I would appreciate any input you could give! BTW, it can't be too vulgar! A little risque perhaps but nothing outright profane!! (One of the ladies has already said she doesn't trust me so I have to translate it and she will probably look it up anyway to make sure I was truthful!!) I would have written that in Gaelic but I would still be here next year trying to figure out how!

I have to take my daughter to school now, so I'll be back to write more later!!

Mar sin leibh an drsda!


Posted by: C Dubh 20-Apr-2005, 12:25 PM
Tha mi gl mhath tapadh leat, ciamar a tha thu fhin an-diugh?
Fine thanks, How are you today?

Sorry, don't think i can be of much help comming up with a bowling slogan. Maybe others here would give you better feedback on this one. You could always use 'Pog mo thin' on your shirts i suppose. laugh.gif

Posted by: Faileas 20-Apr-2005, 04:58 PM
Tha mise sgith cuideachd - I am tired as well. Cha robh mi a ' cadail cho math an oidhche sa chaidh - I didn't sleep too well last night. Ach tha mi gu sunndach - but i am happy :-).

He, Rois, de mu dheidhin - naoi le aon bala - nine with one ball? wink.gif Or is it too profane wink.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 20-Apr-2005, 07:45 PM
Hallo a Shonee!

Tha mi sgth cuideachd!
I am tired also.

D an t-ainm a th' air an sgioba agaibh?
What is the name of your team?

Posted by: Sonee 21-Apr-2005, 06:51 AM
Madainn mhath a h-uile duine!!

Ciamar a tha sibh, an-duigh?

Bha e bragha an-de cho bha mi ag obair anns an grradh!

A-nis tha mi gl sgith, a-rithist!

C- it doesn't necessarily have to be about bowling. Just something catchy and funny! De the Beurla airson 'Pog mo thin'? I can't find it anywhere!

Failaes- Tha mi duilich chan robh thu a' cadail gl mhath, agus tha mi gu sunndach tha thu sin gu sunndach! (does that make sense or did I do it wrong?) I don't think that's too profane!! In fact we are always talking about 'having to get our balls'! I'll add that to my list! Mran taing!!

Allen-It must be the weather making us all tired!! At the moment our team name is just the name of our sponsor 'Kearney Crete and Block'.(Really original, huh?) As for next year it all depends on the sponsor! Unless I can come up with something really cool!!


Mar sin leibh an drsda!!

Posted by: C Dubh 21-Apr-2005, 10:32 AM
QUOTE
C- it doesn't necessarily have to be about bowling. Just something catchy and funny! De the Beurla airson 'Pog mo thin'? I can't find it anywhere!

Ok, i'l keep that in mind.

Gaidhlig - Pg mo thin
Scots - Kiss ma bahoochie
American - Kiss my butt

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Bha i bragha ann an Alba an-diugh cuideachd.
It was lovely in Scotland today also.

Posted by: Sonee 22-Apr-2005, 06:48 AM
Madainn mhath a chirdean!!

That is absolutely perfect C!! I am definately keeping that one!! The rest of my team might not go for it, but I think it's great!!

Bha e fuar, gaothach agus sgothach an- de ach soilleir agus grianach an-duigh!


Tapadh leat airson 'saying'!(not sure how to say this in Gdhlig!)


Mar sin let!




Posted by: C Dubh 22-Apr-2005, 07:27 AM

QUOTE
That is absolutely perfect C!! I am definately keeping that one!! The rest of my team might not go for it, but I think it's great!!


Gl mhath biggrin.gif

Pg mo thin
laugh.gif
...and if you want to pronounce it, its...
Pohk mo hohn

Oh aye, remember the wee grave accents too. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 22-Apr-2005, 02:03 PM
Hallo a h-uille duine! Ciamar a tha sibh?
Hello everyone, how are you all?

Hallo Sonee! Saoil de thachair dhut!
Hello Sonee. I wondered what happened to you!

Tha mi fhin gle mhath!
I myself am very good.

Tapadh sibh airson do cuideachaidh
Thank you all for your help.

Agus, Cu Dubh! Tapadh leat airson showing me where you live.
And, Cu Dubh! Thank you for

Tha mi duilich I forgot Alba was for Scotland!
I am sorry I forgot

You live in a very beautiful place! I really enjoyed the pictures.

Hallo Faileas! I hear it is beautiful where you live! I bet you learn lots of Gaelic there too.

Tha mi a' fuireach ann an Arizona. Ach, Rugadh is thogadh mi ann an California.
I live in Arizona. But I was brought up in California.

De is toigh sibh a bhith a deanamh?
What do you all like to do?

Faileas! What kind of work do you do? You work so hard!


Tapadh sibh roimh laimh airson your cuideachaidh
Thanks in advance for your help.

Please feel free to give me corretions and translations to the above.

Beannachdan De oirbh uile!

Posted by: C Dubh 23-Apr-2005, 09:58 AM
A Rois tha thu a' danamh math dh-rireabh!!
Rose you're doing excellent. smile.gif

QUOTE
De is toigh sibh a bhith a deanamh?
What do you all like to do?

Faodaidh tu rdh cuideachd-
You can also say-

D na rudan as fherr leibh a bhith a' danamh

neo, d mu dheidhinn...
or what about...

D na cr-seachdan a th' agad?
What's your hobbies?

Uill, 's toigh leam coimpiutaireachd
Well i like computing

Ach bha fios agad air an sin co-dh
But you knew that anyway.

'S toigh leam a bhith a' coiseachd air an dthaich
I like walking in the countryside.

'S toil leam Gidhlig agus Albais
I like Gaelic and Scots

Agus 's toil leam F1 Racing

Uill, feasgar math a-huile

Posted by: Maddie 23-Apr-2005, 11:08 AM
Bah, just google Gaelic Names ... and lot's of links pop up.

Hai

Is mise Maddie. Tha mi a fuireach anns an Staitean, Carolina a tuath. Tha mi ag ionnasachd Gaidhig agus bha aig an t-Sabhal Mhor am mios seo.

I am Maddie, I live in the States, North Carolina. I am learning Gaelic and was at Sabhal Mor (Ostaig) this month.

Posted by: CelticRose 24-Apr-2005, 01:32 AM
Hallo Maddie! Failte!

'S mise Rois agus tha mi a fuireach ann am Arizona.
I am Rose and I live in Arizona.

Where is Sabhal Mor? I don't know how to say that in Gaelic. Tha mi diulch.

Feasgar math, Cu Dubh! Tapadh leat, a rithist.

Tha mise gle mhath is gle sgith.
I am very well and very tired.

'S toil leam Albais cuideachd.
I like Scots also.

De tha Gaidhlig airson.......I am trying to learn to speak Scots.

Will you teach me? Maybe we can start a thread in here if that is okay with Ailean. It is a language too.

Oidhche mhath, a chairdean! Chi mi a-rithist sibh a maireach.
Good night friends! I will see you again tomorrow.

Posted by: Maddie 24-Apr-2005, 09:01 AM
Sabhal Mr Ostaig
Colaiste Ghidhlig na h-Alba

http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/

Tha Sabhal Mr Ostaig d mhle mu thuath air Armadal, ann an ceann a deas an Eilein Sgitheanaich.

The big Barn is two miles North of Armadal, in the Southend of the Isle of Skye.

smile.gif

Posted by: Faileas 24-Apr-2005, 03:31 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 22-Apr-2005, 09:03 PM)
Hallo a h-uille duine! Ciamar a tha sibh?

Hallo Faileas! I hear it is beautiful where you live! I bet you learn lots of Gaelic there too.

De is toigh sibh a bhith a deanamh?
What do you all like to do?

Faileas! What kind of work do you do? You work so hard!


Tapadh sibh roimh laimh airson your cuideachaidh
Thanks in advance for your help.

.

Beannachdan De oirbh uile!

Hallo a h-uille duine! Ciamar a tha sibh?

Hallo a Rois,

tha mise gu math an diug ged tha robh mi ag obair - I am well although I was working.

Tha mi ag obair ann am budh mor a tha seo ann am Port Righ - I am working in the big shob that is hier in Port Righ.

Tha mi a' lionadh sgeilpeichean le rudan mar yoghurt, caise, im, bainne, feol agus biadh sa bhad - I am filling shelves with things like yoghurt, cheese, butter, meets and ready meals (microwave stuff hehe). Tha sin gu math tioram agus gu math cruaidh aig amanan - it is quite boring and hard at times .... . Ach, a Rois - an rud math: tha mi a' coinneachadh le munntir an t-Eilean agus tha cothrom agam a' Ghaidhlig a bhruidhinn biggrin.gif - but Rose, the good thing: I am meeting the locals and I have opportunity to speak Gaidhlig thumbs_up.gif

De is toigh leamsa a dheanamh?

's iomadh rud ... many things.

Is toigh leam choiseachd sa beanntan agus na monaidhean - I like walking in the hills and on the moors smile.gif.

Is toigh leam leughadh (gu h- araidh fantasy - i.e. Darkover ...*g*) agus nobhelan eachdraidheil ...) - I like reading (especially fantasy)

Is toigh leam sgriobhadh cuideachd, uaireigin bardachd, uaireigin air rpgs .(o tha darkover cuideachd laugh.gif )... - I like writing too, sometimes poetry, sometimes in rpgs .... (and on that wonderful sleepy pirate ship of course hehe)

Is toigh leam a chluiche Civ 3 air chompiutair agus The web gu nadarach - I like playing Civ 3 on compiuter and the web of course

Tha gaol agam air a' ghaidhlig, Alba agus an t- Eilean agam fhein ....

A Rois, tha dealbhan breagha aig larach-linn seo http://www.theziggy.co.uk seall anns a gallery agus chi thu :-). - Rose theres beautiful pictures on this website. Look in the gallery smile.gif.

Agus 's toigh leam seinn .... sa choisir gaidhlig smile.gif. - And I like singing ... in the gaelic choir smile.gif.

Mar a thuirt mi , hehe, 's iomadh rud a chunnaic mi ... wink.gif - as I said ... many's the thing i saw wink.gif

Posted by: Maddie 24-Apr-2005, 04:19 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 24-Apr-2005, 03:32 AM)
'S toil leam Albais cuideachd.
I like Scots also.

De tha Gaidhlig airson.......I am trying to learn to speak Scots.





*chuckles*

obh obh! Cha measg thusa Scots le Gaidhlig! Never confuse Scots with Gaelic!

s'ann an da rud a tha ann - there are two things!

Scots is a term used for the auld leid the (old language) and for it's remaining dialect forms Lallans (lowlands) and Doric (Northeast) and both dialects are a language closely related to English.

Gaelic has nothing to do with English at all, Gaelic is about 2000 years old, while English developed round about 900 years ago!


Posted by: WizardofOwls 24-Apr-2005, 06:39 PM
Hallo a Rs!
Hello Rose!

'S toigh leam a bhith a leughadh.
I like reading.

'S toigh leam cuideachd a bhith ag eisdeachd ri Cel Ceilteach agus ri Cel Crosdail Nuadh.
I also like listening to Celtic music and to Contemprary Christian music.

'S fior thoigh leam a bhith ag ionnsachadh Gidhlig.
I very much like learning Gaelic.

'S toigh leam cuideachd a bhith a' seinn anns a' Ghaidhilg.
I also like singing in Gaelic.

Bidh mi a seinn gu tric le Capercaillie agus le Mary Jane Lamond!
I sing often with Capercaillie and with Mary Jane Lamond! smile.gif

Oh! 'S toigh leam snmh agus cmpachadh cuideachd!
Oh! I like swimming and camping too!

Posted by: CelticRose 25-Apr-2005, 02:21 AM
QUOTE (Maddie @ 24-Apr-2005, 06:19 PM)
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 24-Apr-2005, 03:32 AM)
'S toil leam Albais cuideachd. 
I like Scots also.

De tha Gaidhlig airson.......I am trying to learn to speak Scots.





*chuckles*

obh obh! Cha measg thusa Scots le Gaidhlig! Never confuse Scots with Gaelic!

s'ann an da rud a tha ann - there are two things!

Scots is a term used for the auld leid the (old language) and for it's remaining dialect forms Lallans (lowlands) and Doric (Northeast) and both dialects are a language closely related to English.

Gaelic has nothing to do with English at all, Gaelic is about 2000 years old, while English developed round about 900 years ago!

Maddie! Thank you for your help. But I was not confused with Scots versus Gaelic. I know the difference between the two. I was simply trying to ask Cu Dubh if he would help me to learn the Auld Scots Leid as well. I have been studying it myself already, but thought he could help me more as he lives in Scotland as does Faileas. In my limited knowledge of the Gaidhlig, it just didn't come out right when I asked him. Thanks again. wink.gif

Hallo a h-uile duine!

Cimar a tha sibh?

Tha mi'n dochas gu bheil sibh gu math.
I hope you are doing well.

Tha e a' fas fadalach agus tha mi uabhasach sgith.
It is growing late and I am terribly tired.

Chi mi a-rithist thu a-maireach.
I'll see you again tomorrow!

Oidhche mhath.

Posted by: C Dubh 25-Apr-2005, 04:16 AM
Hehe...A kent fine ye kent the difference a'tween thum. biggrin.gif

Aye nae bother Rosie, bit mind Lallans isnae a Celtic leid...so this micht no be the place furrit.
a-nis air ais dhan Ghidhlig. cool.gif
now back to the Gaelic.

Posted by: CelticRose 25-Apr-2005, 02:49 PM
Hallo Cu Dubh! I knew you knew too! wink.gif But what I didn't know is that the Lallans is not a Celtic Leid. Oops! So I am having to learn lots and tapadh leat, a rithist. biggrin.gif

a-nis air ais dhan Ghaidhlig!

Hallo a h-uile duine!

Tapadh leibh Cu Dubh agus Faileas airson an chuideachaich.

Uill, 'S toigh leam a bhith a leughadh also.
I like reading cuideachd

'S toigh leam cuideachd a bhith ag eisdeachd ri Cel Ceilteach agus ri Cel Crosdail Nuadh.
I also like listening to Celtic music and to Contemprary Christian music.

'S fior thoigh leam a bhith ag ionnsachadh Gidhlig.
I very much like learning Gaelic.

'S toigh the internet, art agus photography. (I know I did that wrong) unsure.gif

Tha i beagan blath agus gaothach an-duigh.
It is a little warm and windy today.

De tha Gaidhlig airson........what did you do today?

Beannachd leibh!





Posted by: Maddie 25-Apr-2005, 03:48 PM
chan eil moran ach tha mi gle sgith. Bha mi ag obair latha fada. tha compiutair agam caput.
Not much but I am very tired. I worked all day. My computer is caput.

Rose: that was I wanted tae tell ye: the auld Scot's leid isnae related tae Gaidhlig or Celtic,
it's a Germanic English, guess that's best how to describe it...


Posted by: WizardofOwls 25-Apr-2005, 07:10 PM
Hallo a Mhaddie!
Hello Maddie!

Tha ceist agam.
I have a question.

How long have you been studying Gaelic? What level would you consider yourself? Beginner? Intermediate? Advanced? What sources are you using for your studies?

And I have one small suggestion...Instead of saying "Bha mi ag obair latha fada." I would say "Bha mi ag obair fad an latha.

Posted by: WizardofOwls 25-Apr-2005, 07:38 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 25-Apr-2005, 04:49 PM)
'S toigh the internet, art agus photography.  (I know I did that wrong)  unsure.gif

Tha i beagan blath agus gaothach an-duigh.
It is a little warm and windy today.

De tha Gaidhlig airson........what did you do today? 


Feasgar math a Rs!
Good evening Rose!

Ciamar a tha thu a-nochd?
How are you tonight?

Tha mi'n dochas gu bheil thu gu math!
I hope that you are well!

I have some suggestions for you!

'S toigh leam a bhith...
I like...

Let's see... you could use:

a' peantadh dealbhan (painting pictures)
a' thogail dealbhan (taking pictures)
a' danamh dealbhan (drawing pictures)

an t-Eadar-lon (the Internet)

Also, when listing a group of adjectives in Gaelic (like "it was warm and windy")you don't have to insert the word "and, " so you could just say "Tha i beagan blath gaothach an-diugh."

For "What did you do today?" I would say "D rinn sibh an-diugh?" but I'm not terribly certain about that... best wait to see what C and Falieas say...

Bha agam ri obair an-diugh bho seachd gu seachd... a-rithist!
I had to work from 7 to 7... again!

BLECH! biggrin.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 26-Apr-2005, 02:27 AM
D rinn sibh an-diugh? biggrin.gif
Tha sin ceart. - That's right.

Uill, bha i bragha ann an Alba an-d...
Well, it was lovely in Scotland yesterday...

...Griannach is blth
...Sunny & warm

Ach, cha do mhair sin fada
But that didn't last long

Tha an t-uisge ann an-diugh
It's raining today

agus tha i rud beag fuar a-muigh cuideachd
and it's a wee bit cold out too

Tha mi 'n dchas gu bheil latha math agaibh. biggrin.gif
Hope you all have a good day.

Posted by: Faileas 26-Apr-2005, 10:10 AM
Cha robh mi ag obair an-diugh idir - biggrin.gif

I wasn't working today.

Bha mi ag eirig as deidh deich uairean agus bha mi a' cluiche Scrabble leis an duine aig a bheil an taigh seo - I was getting up after ten and i was playing Scrabble with the man to whom the house belongs.

An uairsin bha mi a' dol thairis a mharcaid - then i walked over the market (oh bligh me i was just looking at the stalls in the gathering hall lololol)

Chi mi a-rithist sibh!

I will see you again smile.gif.

Posted by: Maddie 26-Apr-2005, 05:25 PM
QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 25-Apr-2005, 09:10 PM)
Hallo a Mhaddie!
How long have you been studying Gaelic? What level would you consider yourself? Beginner? Intermediate? Advanced? What sources are you using for your studies?

And I have one small suggestion...Instead of saying "Bha mi ag obair latha fada." I would say "Bha mi ag obair fad an latha.

"Bha mi ag obair fad an latha."
I noticed that too late and forgot to correct myself, or to be more precise, once it came to my mind, I couldn't access the web site (from work). tha mi duilich! I am sorry.

I consider myself as a beginner that's a fairly safe position, right? Like with English, I think I could consider myself as intermediate level. angel_not.gif.


Tha i fuar agus fliuch an-diugh
it is could and wet today.


Resources:
Teach yourself Gaelic
Colloquial Scottish Gaelic
Speaking our language
Beag air Bheag
Gaelic learner's resource (taic)
Short courses Sabhal Mor

AND!!!

Faileas tongue.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 27-Apr-2005, 02:37 AM
Hal a-rithist a' chirdean
Hello again friends

Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?
How are you today?

Tha i sgthach a-rithist an-diugh le corra fhras
It's cloudy again today with occasional showers

Ach tha i nas fherr na bha i an-d taing do shealbh
But it's better than it was yesterday thank goodness

Co-dhi, tha mi 'n dchas gum bi i tioram far am bheil sibhse
Anyway i hope it's dry where you are.

Latha math agaibh cool.gif


Posted by: WizardofOwls 27-Apr-2005, 03:53 AM
QUOTE (Maddie @ 26-Apr-2005, 07:25 PM)
Resources:
Teach yourself Gaelic
Colloquial Scottish Gaelic
Speaking our language
Beag air Bheag
Gaelic learner's resource (taic)
Short courses Sabhal Mor

AND!!!

Faileas tongue.gif

Hmmmm You have a couple of resources I don't! What do you think of Beag air Bheag and Speaking Our Language? I have the first video set for SOL, but none of the books.

SABHAL MOR OSTAIG??? Ooooooo.... I am SO jealous! biggrin.gif

And Faileas IS a wonderful resource, isn't she!

Tapadh leat a Fhaileas (agus a Ch) airson ur cuideachaidh!
Thanks Faileas (and C) for your help!

Posted by: Faileas 27-Apr-2005, 08:41 AM
OOOOOH tha sibh ag iarraidh gu bheil mi a ' fas dearg, nach eil ?

You want, that i am getting red, don't ye?

*looks terribly embarrassed* *red like a tomato* angel_not.gif angel_not.gif angel_not.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Maddie 27-Apr-2005, 05:29 PM
QUOTE (Faileas @ 27-Apr-2005, 10:41 AM)
OOOOOH tha sibh ag iarraidh gu bheil mi a ' fas dearg, nach eil ?

You want, that i am getting red, don't ye?

*looks terribly embarrassed* *red like a tomato* angel_not.gif angel_not.gif angel_not.gif laugh.gif

a Chu dhubh

tha mi sprogeil, taing! de an saoghal a th'agad?

splendid, thanks, how's your world?

hehe!

a Fheileas a ghraibh! nach eil thu gle shnog cho dhearg?
Feileas my dear, aren't you very nice so red?

RESOURCES: I think it depends on your learning style. I would strongly recommend to base your studies on more than one resource. First off one avoids getting bored and secondly you may get different perspectives.

SOL is good but you have to like the cartoon style. It teaches a very modern Gaidhlig.

Nothing can replace being there and have native speakers as teachers.



Posted by: WizardofOwls 27-Apr-2005, 06:01 PM
QUOTE (Maddie @ 27-Apr-2005, 07:29 PM)
RESOURCES: I think it depends on your learning style. I would strongly recommend to base your studies on more than one resource. First off one avoids getting bored and secondly you may get different perspectives.

SOL is good but you have to like the cartoon style. It teaches a very modern Gaidhlig.

Nothing can replace being there and have native speakers as teachers.

Hallo a Mhaddie!

I strongly agree with you. I have 9 sources (see my thread on Gaelic Texts) as well as 10 dictionaries and a phrase book. And I use nearly all of them for one thing or another.

Chaidh mise agus mo nighean don bhth an-drsta, agus chunnaic sinn bogha frois anns an t-adhar!
My daughter and I went to the store just now, and we saw a rainbow in the sky!

Bha e gl bhreagha!
It was very beautiful!

Posted by: C Dubh 28-Apr-2005, 06:47 AM
Tha stras de leabhraichean agad Wizard.
You've plenty books Wizard.

Haidh a h-uile smile.gif

D mu dheidhinn an lrach-lin seo? -http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/alba/foghlam/litir/
What about this website? -

Tha mi cinnteach gum bi sibh elach oirre
I'm sure you know it.

Ach, tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil i na cuideachadh mr gus an cnan ionnsachadh.
But I think that it's a great help towards learning the language.

Am bheil duine sam bith an-seo gan leughadh
Does anybody here read them?

C-dhi, Latha math agaibh. cool.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 28-Apr-2005, 12:39 PM
'S fear thoigh leam na Litrichean!
I like the Letters very much!

Bidh mi gan leughadh gu tric.
I read them often.

Feuchaidh mi gan eadar-theangachadh!
I try to translate them.

Ach tha mi air an claibh. (?)
But I am behind.

Tha mi air Litir 84.
I am on Letter 84.

Tha iad gl dhoirbh, ach tha e sprs agus oidheachail.
They are very difficult, but it is fun and educational.

Solving them is like working a puzzle.

Speaking of which, I received a notice today from a Gaelic mailing list that I subscribe to, that the BBC site and Roddy MacLean (sp?) are going to begin another Letter called the Litir Bheag for learners who are not advanced enough to tackle the other letters! Sounds very interesting!

Posted by: Maddie 28-Apr-2005, 05:11 PM
bidh mi gan leughadh cuideachd... uill tha mi ga dh'fheuch.
I read them too... well I am trying it.

Posted by: WizardofOwls 28-Apr-2005, 07:04 PM
Here is the press release dealing with the new Letter for Learners (An Litir Bheag):

An Litir Bheag: Great News for Gaelic Learners

Gaelic Learners will soon have another resource to support them in their
learning as broadcaster Roddy MacLean begins a new programme on BBC Radio
nan Gaidheal. Roddy, better known by to many by his Gaelic name , Ruaraidh
MacIlleathain, has been writing and broadcasting the acclaimed weekly Litir
do Luchd-ionnsachaidh (Letter to Gaelic Learners) for six years. The
programme has gained popularity across Scotland and in many other countries
as learners access the material on the internet, listening to Roddys voice
while following the text of his letter (which also appears in three Scottish
newspapers). Each Litir is accompanied by notes on grammar and idiom, as
well as a vocabulary and the series is funded by the Gaelic Media Service.

However many people who are at an earlier stage in their learning, have been
requesting a similar, but simpler, programme. In response to this An Litir
Bheag (the little Letter) will be broadcast on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal each
week, beginning on Monday 2 May at 1900.

There will be two Letters every week, Roddy explained, for people at
different stages of learning. An Litir Bheag will deal with the same subject
as the regular Litir but in a simpler form, and I hope this will also
encourage people to progress from one to the other over time.

In a further development Deputy Director of the Gaelic Media Service, which
funds both programmes, John Alex MacPherson, said arrangements are also
now in hand to publish a selection from previous series of Litir do
Luchd-ionnsachaidh in book form with accompanying DVD. This, along with the
continuing Litir and the new
Litir Bheag, will be a valuable composite resource for Gaelic learners at
different stages.

In addition to being broadcast by Radio nan Gidheal (103.5-105 FM), An
Litir Bheag can be read, and listened to, at any time, on the BBCs Gaelic
website (www.bbc.co.uk/alba <http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba> ). The text will be
there, along with guidance on words and phrases used in the Litir.

Information for Editors :
More information on An Litir Bheag : Roddy MacLean 01463 220954
Website information : Janet MacIver 0141 339 8844
Roddy is available for interview for radio, television or the print media in
Gaelic or English.
The text of Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh is published each week in the West
Highland Free Press, The Stirling Observer and the Perthshire Advertiser.

Posted by: Maddie 29-Apr-2005, 05:09 PM
moran taing!
many thanks.

Posted by: CelticRose 29-Apr-2005, 05:58 PM
QUOTE (Maddie @ 25-Apr-2005, 05:48 PM)
Rose: that was I wanted tae tell ye: the auld Scot's leid isnae related tae Gaidhlig or Celtic,
it's a Germanic English, guess that's best how to describe it...

Moran taing, Maddie! smile.gif I appreciate yours and everybody else's help immensely. We have a great group in here, eh?

I am in here quick to say Hallo to everyone. My computer was out for a week and I am so behind in my posting and emails it isn't funny. So trying to play catch up. I did study my Gaelic while off line though and will have lots of questions about grammar........ugh! wink.gif But will be back to speak Gaelic to the best of my ability when I get caught up!

Tha mi'n dochas gu bheil sibh gu math!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 30-Apr-2005, 08:36 AM
Madainn mhath, a h-uile duine!
Good morning everyone!

D tha dol?
What's going on?

Chan eil mran an seo!
Nothing much here!

Filte air ais, a Rs!
Welcome back Rose!

Bha mi gad ionndrainn!
I missed you!

Tha co-latha-breith aig mac mo pheathair an-diugh! (?)
Today is my nephew's birthday!

Tha e cig bliadhna a dh'aois.
He is five years old

Co-latha-breith sona dhuit, a Justyn!
Happy birthday, Justyn!

Tha i dorch fuar fliuch ann an Virginia an-diugh!
It is dark wet and cold in VA today!

D an coltas a tha air an aimsir far a' bheil sibh?
What is the weather like where you are?

Posted by: C Dubh 30-Apr-2005, 11:25 AM
QUOTE
In response to this An Litir
Bheag (the little Letter) will be broadcast on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal each
week, beginning on Monday 2 May at 1900.

Great news Wizard. I didn't know about this and we don't have too long to wait either. smile.gif I have a pocket sized mp3 player that holds about 60mb. I put Rory's letters onto it and take it everywhere i go. That way whenever i've got a spare moment i can listen to 'letter fo learners'. I get about 40 odd letters on it at a time. I've also put many of the letters onto CD so i can listen off-line at home.

Chaidh sinn dhan taigh-dhealbh a-raoir agus chunnaic sinn 'The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy'
We went to the cinema last night and we saw Hitchhikers.....

Chan eil e dona
It wasn't bad

Ach tha an leabhar nas fherr
But the book's better

Filte air ais a Rois. cool.gif
Welcome back Rosie.

Posted by: C Dubh 30-Apr-2005, 11:29 AM
Oh aye...
Co-latha-breith sona dhuit Justyn

Posted by: WizardofOwls 30-Apr-2005, 05:18 PM
QUOTE (C Dubh @ 30-Apr-2005, 01:25 PM)
I've also put many of the letters onto CD so i can listen off-line at home.

Hallo a Ch!
Hello C!

Tha ceist bheag agam.
I have a small question.

I have a CD burner on my computer and would LOVE to download some of the letters to CD. How do you go about doing that? Can you download them straight from the site to CD? Or can you save them to your computer first? I've never tried to do it straight from the BBC site.

Posted by: CelticRose 30-Apr-2005, 07:32 PM
Hallo a h-uile duine!

Ciamar a tha sibh?

Tapadh leibh airson all the help and the welcome back.

Tha i griannach is blath an-duigh.
It is sunny and warm today.

I have been studying my Ghaidlig, but gosh! It is so hard for me to remember how to place things and where. Thanks for your patience and instructions, y'all.

Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil latha math agaibh.
I hope you all have a good day.

Beanneachd

Posted by: C Dubh 01-May-2005, 03:12 AM
Here's how i do it...

Create a new folder somewhere on your computer. I put it on the desktop usually as it's easier to find.

Go to the litir do luchd-ionnsachaidh page. Each of Rory's letters has the number of the letter, 'EIST' and MP3 beside it.

RIGHT click the mouse over 'MP3' & select 'SAVE TARGET AS' when the grey box appears. Navigate the explorer to you've found the folder that you created earlier then click 'SAVE'

After the download has finished the MP3 file of the selected letter should be in your new folder.

I'd download about 20 letters and when they're all in you're folder you can burn them

I use Nero, but you may have a different burner. Anyway i put about 20 on each CD in audio format. That way they'll play on any cd-player. But if you have a cd-player that plays mp3 files you'll get a lot more letters onto one disk by burning them on in mp3 format.

Hope that help.

Mar sin leibh. cool.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 01-May-2005, 03:45 AM
Mran taing, a Ch!
Thank you so much, C!

Now I can't wait to get home from work this evening so that I can start burning me some cds!

Posted by: C Dubh 01-May-2005, 10:32 AM
'S e do bheatha smile.gif
You're welcome

Gur math a thid leat!
Good Luck!


Posted by: WizardofOwls 02-May-2005, 09:10 AM
Thank you so much!!!! I did it! I was only able get letter 1-16 on the first cd, but that is 16 more than I had! biggrin.gif

Nise feumaidh mi mran cds a ceannaich!
Now i must buy more cds!

Posted by: C Dubh 02-May-2005, 11:16 AM
Gl mhath. biggrin.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 02-May-2005, 07:25 PM
Feasgar math a h-uile duine!
Good evening everyone!

Ciamar a tha sibh?
How are you all?

Uill, bha latha fuar ann an Virginia an-diugh!
Well, it was a cold day in Virginia today!

Ghearr mi an fheur.
I cut the grass.

Cha toigh leam a' gearr an fheur!
I don't like cutting the grass!

'Se obair doirbh a th'ann!
It is hard work!

Tha (garradh?) mr agam.
I have a large yard.

Tha mi'n dochas gu bheil sibh gu math!
I hope that you are all well!

Posted by: C Dubh 03-May-2005, 02:22 AM

QUOTE
Hallo a h-uile duine!

Ciamar a tha sibh?

Tapadh leibh airson all the help and the welcome back.

Tha i griannach is blath an-duigh.
It is sunny and warm today.

I have been studying my Ghaidlig, but gosh! It is so hard for me to remember how to place things and where. Thanks for your patience and instructions, y'all.

Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil latha math agaibh.
I hope you all have a good day.


Haidh CelticRose. Tha mi gu math tapadh leat...
Hi CelticRose. I'm fine thanks....

Ciamar a tha thu-fhin an-diugh?
How are you today?

Nach tu a tha ag ionnsachadh trr!
What a lot you're learning

Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil thu a' danamh math dh-rireabh. biggrin.gif
I think you're doing excellent

Madainn mhath a h-uile
Morning all.



Posted by: C Dubh 03-May-2005, 06:25 AM
Hal Wizard, ciamar a tha thu?

QUOTE
Cha toigh leam a' gearr an fheur!
I don't like cutting the grass!

Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gum biodh e na b' fherr a sgriobhadh-
I think it would be better to write-

Cha toigh leam a bhith a' gerradh an fheir
After words like 'cutting', 'making', 'fixing', 'eating' etc. Any following definitive noun must go into the genitive. So you are literally saying 'cutting of the grass' - a' gerradh an fheir
opening (of) the door - a' fosgladh an dorais
Playing (of) the pipes - a' cluich na pioba

D do bheachd a Fhaileas? Am bheil sin ceart?

Posted by: WizardofOwls 03-May-2005, 08:34 PM
I think you are correct! My mistake! Thanks for the help, C!

Posted by: C Dubh 04-May-2005, 02:25 AM
An cuala tu an litir beag fhathast air RnG?
Did you hear the little letter yet on Gaelic Radio?

Tha e uabhasach math
It's really good

Tha Ruairidh a' bruidhinn uabhasach gu slaodach
Rory speaks very slowy

agus tha e furasda gu ler a thuigsinn
and he's easy to understand.

Chan urrainn dhomh feithamh gus an t-seachdain seo tighinn a-nis! biggrin.gif
I can't wait until next week now!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 04-May-2005, 03:46 AM
Cha chuala mi an litir bheag, ach leugh mi e!
I didn't hear the little letter, but I read it!

Bha mi cho thoilichte!
I was so pleased!

I understood all but maybe two or three words without resorting to the dictionaries! It made me feel like all of this hard work is starting to pay off! biggrin.gif Of course I know that it was geared toward beginners, but this let me know that I'm not a beginner anymore!

Posted by: C Dubh 04-May-2005, 11:15 AM
QUOTE
but this let me know that I'm not a beginner anymore!

Tha mi ag aontachadh leat...tha do Ghidhlig a' tighinn air adhart gu math. smile.gif
I agree with you...you're Gaelic is coming on fine.

Ach, cit' a bheil na luchd-ionnsachaidh eile? rolleyes.gif
But where are the other learners?

Posted by: Faileas 04-May-2005, 12:21 PM
QUOTE (C Dubh @ 03-May-2005, 01:25 PM)
Hal Wizard, ciamar a tha thu?

QUOTE
Cha toigh leam a' gearr an fheur!
I don't like cutting the grass!

Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gum biodh e na b' fherr a sgriobhadh-
I think it would be better to write-

Cha toigh leam a bhith a' gerradh an fheir
After words like 'cutting', 'making', 'fixing', 'eating' etc. Any following definitive noun must go into the genitive. So you are literally saying 'cutting of the grass' - a' gerradh an fheir
opening (of) the door - a' fosgladh an dorais
Playing (of) the pipes - a' cluich na pioba

D do bheachd a Fhaileas? Am bheil sin ceart?

Tha sin ceart smile.gif.

Hallo a chardeain - hello Friends,

tha i nas fhuaire a-nis air an t- eilean agus tha beagan uisge ann

It is colder now on the island and it is raining a bit.

Co - dhiu, tha mi cho toilichte air sgath gum bi laithean dheth agam a-maireach agus Dihaoine.

However, i am so happy begause I'll have my days off tomorrow and Friday. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Maddie 04-May-2005, 05:20 PM
Bu toil leam radh rudegein nach idea agam... tha mi ro sgith airson smaoinneachadh

I would like to say something but I have no idea... I am too tired to think.

Posted by: CelticRose 04-May-2005, 06:05 PM
Hallo a h-uile duine

Tha mi gu math tapadh leat, Cu Dubh!
I am good thanks, Cu Dubh

Cha chuala mi an litir bheag, ach beugh me e
I didn't hear the letter, but I read it!

Chan eil mi a' tuigsinn an litir
I don't understand the letter. sad.gif

It's too advanced for me,but I did print it out as I learn more. ]

Tha mi a eisdeachd to the Corries a-nis.
I am listening to the Corries now

Tha egle mhath
It is good or I like it?

Tha i gle breagha an-duigh
It's a very beautiful day.

Cait a bheil Sonee
Where is Sonee?

Beabbacgdab De oirbh uile


I think I messed up bad above! sad.gif



Posted by: WizardofOwls 04-May-2005, 07:55 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 04-May-2005, 08:05 PM)
- snip -

Cha chuala mi an litir bheag, ach beugh me e
I didn't hear the letter, but I read it!

- snip -

Tha mi a eisdeachd to the Corries a-nis.
I am listening to the Corries now

Tha egle mhath
It is good or I like it?

- snip -

Beabbacgdab De oirbh uile


I think I messed up bad above! sad.gif

Not too bad! Just a few minor things.

...ach leugh mi e.

...ag eisdeachd don Corries

...Tha e gle mhath (typo?)

Beannachdan De oirbh uile

Other than that, not bad at all!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 04-May-2005, 08:00 PM
Tha mi gl mhath an-diguh!
I am very good today!

Bha agam ri obair an-diugh.
I had to work today.

Tha mi beagan sgth.
I am a little tired.

Bha latha briagha ann an VA.
It was a lovely day in VA.

Bha a' ghrian a derrsadh ach bha i beagan fuar.
The sun was shining but it was a little cold.

Posted by: CelticRose 04-May-2005, 08:07 PM
QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 04-May-2005, 09:55 PM)
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 04-May-2005, 08:05 PM)
- snip -

Cha chuala mi an litir bheag, ach beugh me e
I didn't hear the letter, but I read it!

- snip -

Tha mi a eisdeachd to the Corries a-nis.
I am listening to the Corries now

Tha egle mhath
It is good or I like it?

- snip -

Beabbacgdab De oirbh uile


I think I messed up bad above!  sad.gif

Not too bad! Just a few minor things.

...ach leugh mi e.

...ag eisdeachd don Corries

...Tha e gle mhath (typo?)

Beannachdan De oirbh uile

Other than that, not bad at all!

Holy cow! I had a bunch of typos in there!

I meant to type: Tha e gle mhath

and

Beannachdan

I was typing from my notes and obviously didn't look up to see what I typed. Tha mi diulch! I was in a hurry. sad.gif

Mar sin leat!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 05-May-2005, 03:46 AM
That's the fun thing about learning a language... now I can make typos in TWO languages! biggrin.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 05-May-2005, 08:41 AM
Hlo a h-uile duine. D tha dol? biggrin.gif
Hello all, what's doing?

Chan eil an t-side dona far a bheil mise
The weather isn't bad where i am

Sgthach ach tioram
Cloudy but dry

QUOTE
ag eisdeachd don Corries


Chanainn-fhin....ag isdeachd ris na Corries
I would say....

neo, 's dcha - 'ris na Coireachan' gun biodh na bu Ghaidhealaiche

or probably - 'ris na Coireachan' would be more Gaelic.

Co aig a tha fios? laugh.gif
Who knows?

Tha mi' n dchas gum bi latha math agaibh
Hope you all have a good day

Mar sin leibh. cool.gif


Posted by: Faileas 05-May-2005, 11:45 AM
Hallo, a chairdean - Hello Friends,

ciamar a tha sibh? Tha mi gle mhath ach caran sgith a-rithist. wink.gif

How are you? I am very well but a bit tired again.

Bha i tioram is sgothach le ghrian am mor chuid den latha , ach bha frasan ann cuideachd. smile.gif

It was dry and cloudy with sun most part of the day but there were showers as well.

Ghabh sinn cuairt timeacheall sa char ceann a tuath den Eilean leis na pharentan aig Brus.

We did a tour round the north end of the Island in the car with the parents of Bruce. laugh.gif

Cha mhor nach dhiochuimhnich mi de cho breagha a th' ann unsure.gif

I almost forgot how beautiful it is.

Feumaidh mi falbh a-nis - gheibh sin dinnear snog sa Chuillin Hills laugh.gif laugh.gif

I have to go now - we will take a nice dinner in the Cuillin Hills. thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 05-May-2005, 03:32 PM
QUOTE
gheibh sinn dinnear snog sa Chuillin Hills

Fhuair mi dinnear -sa' Chathair laugh.gif wink.gif
I had my dinner in the chair.

Hehe...Tha mi a' tarraing do choise biggrin.gif
...I'm pulling your leg

'Se ite snog a th' ann gun teagamh.
It's a beautiful place without a doubt.

Oidhche mhath bho Alba a h-uile duine beer_mug.gif
Night night from Scotland all.

Posted by: CelticRose 05-May-2005, 05:09 PM
Hallo, a chairdean!
Hello friends

Tapadh leibh airson ur cuideachaidh
Thank you all for your help

Tha i teth an-duigh ann an Arizona, ach tha i bragha.
It is hot today in Arizona, but it is beautiful.

De rinn sibh an-duigh?
What did you do today?

Tha ceist agam. De tha Gaidhlig airson "what are your plans for the weekend.?"
I have a question. What is Gaelic for:

Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil latha math agaibh.
I hope you all have a good day.

De tha Gaidhlig airson "a good night?"


Tapadh leibh roimh laimh.
Thanks in advance.

Chi mi a-rithist sibh.
I will see you all again.



Posted by: Faileas 06-May-2005, 08:34 AM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 06-May-2005, 12:09 AM)
Hallo, a chairdean!
Hello friends

Tapadh leibh airson ur cuideachaidh
Thank you all for your help

Tha i teth an-duigh ann an Arizona, ach tha i breagha.
It is hot today in Arizona, but it is beautiful.



Tha ceist agam. De tha Gaidhlig airson "what are your plans for the weekend.?"
I have a question. What is Gaelic for:

- de tha romhaibh aig deireadh na seachdaine

Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil latha math agaibh.
I hope you all have a good day.

De tha Gaidhlig airson "a good night?"

- oidhche mhath


Tapadh leibh roimh laimh.
Thanks in advance.

Chi mi a-rithist sibh.
I will see you all again.

Cellic Rose asked:

De rinn sibh an-duigh?
What did you do today

oh uill , cha do rinn sinn moran an-diugh fhathast - we did not much yet.

Bha sinn uabhasach leisg agus tha frasan ann le turadh. -

We were terribly lazy and there are showers with dry spells. smile.gif

Bidh ceilidh an coisir a-nochd agus tms gum bi moran spors againn.

The choir ceilidh will be tonight and I think that we will have much fun. note.gif

Chi mi a-rithist sibh, a chairdean!

- I will see you again, friends! Slainte mhath! beer_mug.gif hic! wink.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 06-May-2005, 09:47 AM
QUOTE
Tha ceist agam. De tha Gaidhlig airson "what are your plans for the weekend.?"

D mu dheidhinn...
What about....
D tha sibh a' danamh aig an deireadh-seachdain?
QUOTE
De tha Gaidhlig airson "a good night?"

In Gaelic there is no word for 'a' or 'an' so -
Good night = Oidhche mhath
A good night = Oidhche mhath biggrin.gif
QUOTE
what are your plans for the weekend.?

Uill, 's dcha gum bi mi a' dol dhan amar-snmh no rudeigin mar sin, leis a' chlann.
Well, I'll probably be going to the swimming or something like that with the children.

Ach a-nochd...Bidh mi a' dol dhan taigh-sheinnse airson deoch no dh. beer_mug.gif
But tonight i'll be going to the pub for a drink or two.

Air ur slinte!!! cool.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 14-May-2005, 07:15 PM
Oh my! Has it been this long since I have been in here?! ohmy.gif Where has the time flown?


Hallo, a chairdean

De rinn sib an-diugh?

Uill, bha i griannach is blath ann an Arizona an-diugh
Well it was sunny and warm in Arizona today.

De tha dol?
What's going on?

Chan eil moran an seo
Nothing much here.

Tha mi air Litir 1
I am on letter 1

Tha i gle dhoirbh. (?)
It is very difficult.

Oidhche mhath!

Posted by: C Dubh 15-May-2005, 09:32 AM
Haidh a h-uile
Hi all.

Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?
How are you today

Tha mise gl mhath an-diugh CR, tapadh leat
I'm fine today Cr, thanks

'S e latha bragha a th' ann
It's a lovely day

Chi mi sibh a dh' aithgherr cool.gif
See you all soon.

Posted by: Faileas 15-May-2005, 12:15 PM
Tha mise sgith - I am tired. Ach tha mi gu math - But I am well. Tha mi a' smuainneachadh gum bi uisge ann - I think that it will rain.

Bha mi a' coimhead air phrogram gu math intinneach air telebhisean- I was watching a quite interesting programm on TV.

B' e Siubhal an Psailm a th' air - It was called Siubhal an Psailm (Journey of the Psalm).

Agus tha e mu dheidhinn an ceangal eadar gospail dubh agus psalm gaidhlig -

And it is about the connection between black gospel and gaidhlig psalm (singing)

Bha coisir Gospail a Alabama a Tuath ann an Leodhas cuid miosan air ais - There was a Gospel choir from North Carolina in Lewis a few months ago.

Agus bha iad a' gabhail consairt aig Celtic Connections ann an Glaschu cuideachd - and they were giving a concert at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, too.

Bha iad leotha fhein ann an ard eaglais - they were by themselves in the cathedral ....

agus bha iad a' gabjal oran (Every River) comhla ri ...... ,obh obh, obh , comhla ris , de tha sibh a smaoineachadh? wink.gif

Bha sin direach anasach - it was just wonderful (special).

Agus bu toighl leotha sin - and they liked it

... a ' seinn le Runrig - tha mi a' ciallachadh - singing with Runrig I mean.

Posted by: Faileas 15-May-2005, 12:20 PM
Tha mise sgith - I am tired. Ach tha mi gu math - But I am well. Tha mi a' smuainneachadh gum bi uisge ann - I think that it will rain.

Bha mi a' coimhead air phrogram gu math intinneach air telebhisean- I was watching a quite interesting programm on TV. cool.gif

B' e Siubhal an Psailm a th' air - It was called Siubhal an Psailm (Journey of the Psalm).

Agus tha e mu dheidhinn an ceangal eadar gospail dubh agus psalm gaidhlig -

And it is about the connection between black gospel and gaidhlig psalm (singing)

Bha coisir Gospail a Alabama a Tuath ann an Leodhas cuid miosan air ais - There was a Gospel choir from North Carolina in Lewis a few months ago.

Agus bha iad a' gabhail consairt aig Celtic Connections ann an Glaschu cuideachd - and they were giving a concert at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, too. note.gif

Bha iad leotha fhein ann an ard eaglais - they were by themselves in the cathedral ....

agus bha iad a' gabjal oran (Every River) comhla ri ...... ,obh obh, obh , comhla ris , de tha sibh a smaoineachadh? laugh.gif

Bha sin direach anasach - it was just wonderful (special). cool.gif thumbs_up.gif

Agus bu toighl leotha sin - and they liked it

... a ' seinn le Runrig - tha mi a' ciallachadh - singing with Runrig I mean.


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Posted by: WizardofOwls 15-May-2005, 09:46 PM
LE RUNRIG!!!!
WITH RUNRIG!!!!

Tha sin math, nach eil!
That is good, isn't it!!

'S toigh leam Runrig.
I like Runrig.


Posted by: Eiric 16-May-2005, 12:20 AM
Hal! 'S mise Eiric agus 's ann as an t-Suain a tha mi. I have just realised that this is a good place for me, advanced Gidhlig being a little too advanced for me.


'S toil leam an cultar Ceilteach, agus na cnanan Ceilteach.
I like the eltic ulture and the celtic languages
Tha mi a fuireach ann Linkping, tha Linkping bailte mr ann an t-Suain. I live in Linkping, a big town in Sweden
'S e latha breagha ann an diugh! It's a lovely day today
Mar sin leibh an trath seo! By for now!

Eiric

Posted by: WizardofOwls 16-May-2005, 09:09 AM
Madainn mhath, Eiric!
Good morning Eiric!

Agus filte! (a-rithist! smile.gif )
And welcome! (again! smile.gif )

Ciamar a tha thu an diguh, a charaid?
How are you today, my friend?

Tha mi math gu dearbh!
I am well indeed!

Tha mi dheth an-diugh!
I am off today!

Tha i sgthach ach blth ann an Viriginia an-diugh.
It is cloudy but warm in Virginia today.

Uill, chi mi a-rithist thu!
Well, I'll see ya later!

Posted by: Eiric 17-May-2005, 12:36 AM
Haidh! Hi!
Tha mi gu dona an-diugh... I'm not well today...
Tha ceasnachadh matamataigs (naiseanta) agam an-diugh... sad.gif I have a national test in mathematics today...sad.gif
Tioraidh!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 17-May-2005, 07:34 PM
Obh obh! Eirich bochd!
Oh my! Poor Eiric!

Cha toigh leamsa matamataigs idir idir!
I don't like math at all at all!

Posted by: Eiric 18-May-2005, 02:38 AM
C toil le matamataigs? 'S toil leam cnanan, ach matamataigs, BLECH!
Who likes mathematics? I like languages, but maths, yuck!

Posted by: Sonee 18-May-2005, 09:36 AM
Hallo a chairdean!!!

Sorry I've been gone so long!! I'm going to write this all in english because I packed my notes thinking I was moving and now that I'm NOT moving I have to figure out which box I packed them in!! You all are doing so well with this Gidhlig! I feel sooo lost now!!! I'm not sure I can ever catch up!

I hope everyone is well and I will post again, hopefully in Gidhlig, when I have a chance. I'm going to have to re-read the post about this letter thing ya'll are talking about. Sounds like it might be good for me, maybe? Take care of yourselves and I'll be seeing you!



Posted by: WizardofOwls 18-May-2005, 07:52 PM
THERE you are! I was wondering what happened to you! smile.gif

Bha mi gad ionndrainn!
I missed you!

Filte air ais, a ghridh!!
Welcome back, dearie!

Posted by: Sonee 18-May-2005, 10:28 PM
Feasgar math a h-uile duine!

Ciamer a tha siebh, an-duigh?

Tha e uabhasach tigh anns an taigh!! (My thermostat says 80 degrees!! ICK!!)
It is terribly hot in the house!

Tha e ro theth [to] cadal? [so] tha mi [here posting]!!


Bha mi gad ionndrainn [also]!!

Tapadh leat, Allen, airson filte! Sometimes it validates a persons existance to be missed!

Matamataigs? De tha matamataigs?LOL biggrin.gif



Posted by: C Dubh 19-May-2005, 02:15 AM
QUOTE
Ciamer a tha siebh, an-duigh?


Hal Sonee filte air ais
Hello Sonee welcome back

Tha gu math tapadh leat.
I'm fine thanks.

Uill, chan eil i blth an an Alba an-drsda
Well, it isn't warm in Scotland right now

A dh' innse na firinn tha i uabhasach fliuch an-diugh
In fact it's very wet today.

Co-dhi, tha e math do fhaicinn a-rithist
Anyway, it's good to see you again.

Mar sin leibh an-drsda. cheers.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 19-May-2005, 05:31 PM
QUOTE (Sonee @ 19-May-2005, 12:28 AM)
Tha e ro theth [to] cadal? [so] tha mi [here posting]!!


Bha mi gad ionndrainn [also]!!


Matamataigs? De tha matamataigs?LOL biggrin.gif

Huh?! huh.gif Chan eil mi a' tuigsinn
Huh? I don't understand

Failte air ais, a Sonee!
Welcome back Sonee!

Bha mi gad ionndrainn!
I missed you.

De tha gaidhlig airson.........I am glad you are back

Feasgar math, a chairdean!
Good evening, friends

De tha dol?
What is going on?

De tha gaidhilig airson...........are you all going to see Star Wars?

Tha i uabhasach teth ann an Arizona, an-duigh.
It is terribly hot in Arizona today.

Oidhche mhath. Bidh mi gad fhaicinn.
Good night. I will be seeing you.

Posted by: Sonee 19-May-2005, 09:46 PM
Feasgar math!!

Sorry CelticRose!! I was very tired when I wrote that so I didn't translate it and I didn't put it all in Gidhlig!! The word in brackets are the ones I didn't know how to say in Gidhlig or didn't know if they even exist! It should read:

It is too hot to sleep so I am here posting!

The second line was supposed to read I miss you also but, alas, I don't know how also translates into Gidhlig! So I improvised!! To lazy to figure it out!!

The last one was a reply to Eiric and his loathing of Math!! I hate math myself. Can't seem to get after my daughter for her not-so-stellar performance in math this year! Ah well, the joys of parenting!!!

Tha i uabhasach teth ann an Nebraska an-duigh....a-rithist!!!
It is terribly hot in Nebraska today.....again!!! (So I know how you feel Rs!)

Unfortunately, I do not know how to say 'I'm glad you are back' or 'are you all going to see Star Wars' in Gidhlig!! But it is unlikely that I will unless it comes to the drive in theater. The indoor theater is just too expensive!!! How about you?


Oidhche mhath, a-huile duine!! Thanks for all the welcomes!! And I missed all of you terribly!! It's so good to be back!

Posted by: C Dubh 20-May-2005, 03:41 AM
Hal a-rithist a charaidean choir. biggrin.gif

Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?

QUOTE
De tha gaidhlig airson.........I am glad you are back

....Tha mi toilichte gu bheil thu air ais
QUOTE
De tha gaidhilig airson...........are you all going to see Star Wars?

...Am bi sibh uile a' dol a dh' fhaicinn Star Wars?

O bithidh gu dearbh
Oh yes

Bidh mi-fhin cmhla ris a' chlann agam a' dol dhan taigh-dhealbh a-mireach. biggrin.gif
I will be going along with my kids to the cinema tomorrow.

Am faca duine sam bidh eile e fhathast?
Did anyone else see it yet?

Am bheil e math?
Is it good?

Posted by: Faileas 20-May-2005, 04:12 PM
Bithidh mise gu cinnteach - I will surely wink.gif

Tha gaol agam air Star Wars. - I love star was. Chunnaic mi a h- uile filmichean - I saw all the film. Tha mi a' smaoinneachadh gur e "The Empire strikes back" a tha as fhearr - I think that The Empire Strikes back is the best one.

Ach 's toigh leam na filmichean eile - but I like the other films. thumbs_up.gif

's bochd sin nach robh iad a ' tionndadh sgeulachdan bho Darkover na filmichean - It is a shame that they didn't turn stories from Darkover into films.

Bhiodh sin beachd, nach eil - That would be an idea, wouldn't it? laugh.gif laugh.gif cool.gif rolleyes.gif

Slainte! Gabhaidh mi dram Glean Fiadhaich Caoran a dh' aithghearr .... rolleyes.gif

I will take a dram Glenn Fiddich Caoran soon ... wink.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 20-May-2005, 05:35 PM
Hallo a h-uile duine!
Hello everyone!

Tha i stoirmeil ann an Virginia an diugh!
It is stormy in VA today!

'S fior thoigh leam tachartasan (?) ceithir gu sia, ach chan fhaca mi tachartasan aon gu tr fhathast.
I love episodesfour through six, but I haven't seen episodes one to three yet.

Tha mi a' creidsinn gun robh "Star Wars" a bha as fhearr!
I think that Star Wars was the best!

Posted by: CelticRose 20-May-2005, 06:20 PM
QUOTE (Sonee @ 19-May-2005, 11:46 PM)
Feasgar math!!

Sorry CelticRose!! I was very tired when I wrote that so I didn't translate it and I didn't put it all in Gidhlig!! The word in brackets are the ones I didn't know how to say in Gidhlig or didn't know if they even exist! It should read:


laugh.gif laugh.gif That's ok, Sonee! Tha mi a' tuigsinn...I understand

I don't know how to say.......That's ok! I ordered a new Gaelic dictionary a few weeks ago, but it will not arrive till next month. sad.gif

Tapadh leat, Cu Dubh airson an chuideachaich.
Thanks Cu Dubh for your help.

'S toigh leam Star Wars cuideachd
I like Star Wars too.

Tha mi 'n dochas to see it this weekend. Episodes 1-3 were the best, I think.

Tha i uabhasach teth an-duigh a-rithist. Bha e 105 an-duigh!
It is terribly hot today again. It was 105 today.

Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil latha math agaibh.
I hope you all have a good day.

Tioraidh!


Posted by: Faileas 21-May-2005, 03:32 AM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 21-May-2005, 01:20 AM)
I don't know how to say.......That's ok! I

A Rois, a bhana-charaid,

tha sin ceart gu leor - that is all right

Feumaidh mi falbh a-nis - i have to go now!

obair ....- work ... sad.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 24-May-2005, 02:30 AM
Halo a charaidean. Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?

Uill, chunnaic mi Star Wars aig an deireadh-seachdain
Well, I saw Star Wars at the weekend

...agus chan eil e dona idir.
...and it wasn't bad at all.

Tha a' ghrian a' derrsadh an-drsda -
The sun is shining at the moment -

Ged a tha i sgthach cuideachd
Although it's cloudy too

'S dcha gum bi an t-uisge ann feasgar
It will probably rain in the afternoon

Co-dhi - Latha math agaibh. Mar sin leibh cool.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 24-May-2005, 08:34 AM
Hallo a Ch!
Hello C!

Chan fhaca mi an dealbh sin fhathast.
I have not seen that movie yet.

Ach tha mi ag iarraidh e a dh'fhaicinn. (?)
But I want to see it. (Not usre if I said that correctly. Probably not! wink.gif )

Tha i soillier griannach blth ann an VA an-diugh!
It is clear sunny and warm in VA today!

Posted by: C Dubh 24-May-2005, 01:04 PM
Haidh Wizard. Ciamar a tha thu an-diugh?
QUOTE
Ach tha mi ag iarraidh e a dh'fhaicinn. (?)
But I want to see it. (Not usre if I said that correctly. Probably not! wink.gif )

Chan eil mi buileach cinnteach
I'm not sure

Ach tha mi a' smaoineachadh gum biodh e rud mar seo-
But i think it would be something like this-

Tha mi ag iarraidh 'fhaicinn
no
Tha mi airson 'fhaicinn

D do bheachd a Fhaileas?

Posted by: C Dubh 24-May-2005, 01:08 PM
Oops - Rudeigin mar seo -Something like this rolleyes.gif

Am bi thu a' dol a dh' fhaicinn Star Wars III ma-tha?
Will you be going to see Star Wars III then?

Posted by: Faileas 24-May-2005, 04:39 PM
Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gur e "Tha mi airson Star Wars III fhaicinn" no "Tha mi ag iarraidh Star Wars III fhaicinn" a th' ann. - I think that its like above.

Just remember that all statement of desire or intention require inversion and infinitive. Probably it's a bit much to explain here. But just that you others get an idea:


Feumaidh mi/ Tha mi ag iarraidh/ B' fhearr leam/ S' toigh leam/ Bu choir dhomh

I must/ I want/ i'd prefer/ I like/ I should

These phrases require inversion plus the infinitive.

The usual sentece structure is Verb subject object

Here it is Verb object infinitive. Therefore:

Tha mi airson film fhaicinn - I want film to see (which is the literal translation)

another expample:

Tha mi airson each a cheannaich - I want a horse to buy

Tha mi airson oran a ghabhail - I want a song to take (remember ye take songs, poems, readings in gaidhlig wink.gif ) note.gif

I think the confusion would be perfect if I said that of couse the usual rules of lenition apply and the a of the infinitive falls away if the following verb starts with a vowel ...

tha mi airson uisge beatha ol - I want whisky drink

tha mi airson biadh ithe - I want food eat pizza.gif

so better forget about it .... wink.gif laugh.gif


beer_mug.gif
angel_not.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 25-May-2005, 02:05 AM
Madainn mhath biggrin.gif

Tapadh leat a Fhaileas.

Just for the sake of curiosity how would you say-
QUOTE
I want to see it.


I thought it would be-

Tha mi airson 'fhaicinn
Where 'it' is masculine & thus the possesive adjective 'a' drops out altogether

or

Tha mi airson a faicinn
Where 'it' is feminine.

Posted by: WizardofOwls 25-May-2005, 03:49 AM
Tapadh leat, a Ch agus Fhaileas, airson ur cuideachaidh!
Thanks, C and Faileas, for your help!

Feumaidh mi falbh a-nis.
I must go now.

obair ... work.... yuck! smile.gif

Posted by: Faileas 25-May-2005, 05:38 PM
Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil tu ceart, a Chu smile.gif I think that you are right, cu

Thuirt deagh charaid as na Hearadh (An Rapaire) - A good friend from Harris said

Bu math leam fhaicinn

agus thuirt Den (Camha) - and Den said

tha mi airson a fhaicinn

agus chan eil mise buileach cinnteach mu dheidhinn sin. - and I am not completely sure about this

' s docha gur e - Probably it is

"Tha mi airson a dh' fhaicinn" a th' ann (tha e nas fhasa a radh - it is easier to say)

Deanaibh taghadh , hehe - take your pick smile.gif

chan eil iad fada as - they are all not far from the right thing wink.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 26-May-2005, 02:43 AM
Thanks Faileas thorough as ever. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Maddie 26-May-2005, 04:06 PM
INVERTED NOMINAL:

*clears throat*

*shows proudly off what she just learned*

NEVER when a preposition is involved.
e.g. dancing on a table, singing in public.

But: I am afraid to sing a song. tha eagal orm oran a sheinn.

1) if the verb begins with a consonant => aspirate (of possible!) and precede with an 'a'

2) if the verb starts with a vowel => don't change

3) if the verb starts with 'f' followed by a vowel => aspirate

4) if the verb starts with 'f' vollowed by a consonant => aspirate and preceed with 'a'

tha mi airson sgriobhadh
I want to write

tha mi airson litir a sgriobhadh
I want to write a letter

tha mi ag iarraigh l
I want to drink

tha mi ag iarraigh uisge beatha l
I want to drink whisky (rule #2)

's toigh leam ceic ithe
I like to eat cake

's fhearr dhomh ceit fhainaich
I better ask a question


*steps pf soap box*

Well I know you all knew that, I didn't...

Posted by: Maddie 26-May-2005, 04:08 PM
*blinks*

Ok, ok, I know, should learn English spelling first before I make big noise.

*hangs head in shame*

Posted by: C Dubh 27-May-2005, 07:07 AM
Hal a Mhaddie. math d' fhaicinn a-rithist.
Hello Maddie. Good to see you again.

Ciamar a tha thu?

Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil thu a' danamh math dh-rireabh le do Ghidhlig.
I think you're doing excellent with your Gaelic.

QUOTE
tha mi ag iarraigh l
I want to drink


Uill, tha mi ag iarraidh l cuideachd wink.gif
Well, i want a drink too.

Co-dhi. 'S e Dihaoine a th' ann an-diugh
Anyway, It's Friday today

D gabhas tu? Bhodka? Uisge beatha? no deoch-lag?
What will you have? Vodka? Whisky? or a soft drink?

Gabhaidh mi tth mhr tha mi a' smaoineachadh
I'll have a double i think

Nise. D mu dheidhinn ran?
Now, what about a song?

Brochan lom, tana lom brochan lom sghain
Brochan lom..........

Slinte mhath beer_mug.gif

Posted by: Faileas 27-May-2005, 04:36 PM
Clears throat: laaaaaaaaaaa - seadh pitch ceart wink.gif

Feasgar luain is mi air chuairt gun cualas fuaim nach b' fhuathach leam
Ceol nan Teud gu h-ordeil reidh is coisir d' areir os a chionn
Thuit mi' n caochladh leis an oran a dh' aislig mo smuainntin a-nall
chuir mi 'n ceill gun immichen cein le m' aigne fein 'se co-streup leam.

Chaidh mi steach gu ceann an coisridh an robh ol is ceol is danns'
Ribhinnean is fleasgaich oga, 's iad an ordugh grinn gun mheang
Dh' fhearcas fa leth leis na h-oighean
Ghlacadh mo chridh 's mo shuil comhla. Rinn an gaol mo leon air ball.

Mar gath greith sa mhadainn cheit' gun mheath i mo leirsinn shuil
's i ceumadh urlair gu reir iompaidh do reir ponganan sa chiuil
Ribhinn mhodhail, fiorghlan foghlum, 's dh' fhion-fhuil morgalach mo ruin
Reul nan oighean, grian gach coisridh
's i chiall chomhraidh, cheol bhinn chuin.

Beir soraidh 'uaim don ribhinn shuirc. De' n chineadh mhor nach uaisle gnaiths.
Thoir mo dhurachd-sa ga ionnsaigh, 's i 'n deagh ruin a cul-bhuidh ban,
's nach bruaidair cadail a ghluais m' aigne, 's truagh nach aidich e dhomh tamh.
's ge b' ann air chuairt no thall an cuain gum bi mi smaoinnteach ort gu brath ...

smuainteach ort gu brath.

Uilleam Rois note.gif thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: Faileas 27-May-2005, 04:39 PM
Dh' fhearcas fa leth leis na h-oighean


Dh' fhearcas fa leth air na h- oighean!!!!

Tha mi a' deanamh sin a' chomhnaigh grrrr wink.gif

Posted by: Faileas 27-May-2005, 04:42 PM
Thuit mi' n caochladh leis an iongnadh ...


obh obh

's truagh nach faodaidh sin edit a dheanamh .... wink.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 28-May-2005, 08:27 PM
Hallo a charadean math (?)
Hello good friends

Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil sibh gu math
I hope you are all doing well.

I am very behind in my Gaidhlig! ph34r.gif

Tha i soiller griannach blath ann an Arizona an-duigh
It is clear, sunny and warm in Arizona today

De rinn sibh an-duigh?
What did you do today?

Tha mi gu doigheil, ach cho traing an-drasada.
I am fine but so busy at the moment.

Tha ceist agam
I have a question.

De tha Gaidhlig airson

I am going on a trip. I am going to Oregon.

(trying to think of different things we can talk about as well as learn)

De tha Beurla airson "sith."
What is English for "Sith." I have seen this in closing a message before and I can't find it in my dictionary.

Uill, feumaidh mi falbh a-nis, a charadean.
Well I must go now my friends

Oidhche mhath! smile.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 29-May-2005, 02:24 AM
QUOTE
De tha Gaidhlig airson

I am going on a trip. I am going to Oregon.

Tha mi a' dol air cuairt. Tha mi a' dol gu Oregon
QUOTE
De tha Beurla airson "sith."

Sith means Peace, but it also means Fairy.

Hal a charaidean. biggrin.gif

Tha mi gu math tapadh leat CR

Chaidh sinn dhan phairc leis a' chlann an-d
We went to the park with the kids yesterday

Ach, cha robh an t-aimsir cho math tha eagal orm
But the weather wasn't so good i'm afraid

Tha i a' coimhead beagan nas fherr an-diugh cia-t
It looks a wee bit better today though

Co-dhi. Latha math agaibh uile cool.gif
Anyway. Have a good day all


Posted by: Faileas 29-May-2005, 04:14 PM
Hello Rois,

ciamar a tha thu? 's fhada nach fhaca mi thu smile.gif

- how are you? Its a long time since I saw you. smile.gif

Bha e gu math measgte an-diugh air an t-Eilean.

- It was quite mixed today on the Island.

Bha uisge ann, caran fuair is thaining a' ghrian a-muigh feasgar. Chaidh na sgothan air falbh agus b' e feasgar snog a bh' ann.

- It was raining, a bit cold and the sun came out in the afternonn. The clouds went away and it was a nice evening.

Bha am buth trang an deireadh na seachdaine seo - phew. - The shop was busy this weekend.

Uill, feumaidh mi falbh a-nis. Oidhche mhath, a chairdean - I have to go now. Good night friends . smile.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 30-May-2005, 08:28 PM
Hallo a h-uile duine!
Hello everyone!

'S e "Memorial Day" a th'ann ann an Ameireaga an diugh.
It is Memorial Day in America today.

Dh`th mi cus!
I ate too much!

Dh`th mi hamburgers 's hot dogs 's baked beans 's potato salad 's macaroni salad 's cole slaw 's potato chips!
I ate....

Tha mi cho ln ri muc!
I am as full as a pig! (Didn't know a good Gaelic idiom with similar meaning)

Tha mi truagh!
I am miserable!

Tha mi'n dochas gun robh latha math agaibh!
I hope you all had a good day!

Posted by: C Dubh 31-May-2005, 02:46 AM
Madainn mhath a h-uile duine. smile.gif

Cuin a bhios tu a' dol gu Oregon CR?
When are you going to Oregon CR?

Am bheil e snog ann?
Is it nice there?

Nach eil e innteaneach mar a channas na daoine ann am Beurla, ann an Amaireaga
Isn't it interesting how people speak in English in America

Mar eisimleir-
For example-

Potato chips.

Ann an Alba 'S e Crisps a channas sinn
In Scotland we say crisps

agus Chips airson French-fries
Pavement airson Sidewalk
Biscuits airson cookies
Autumn airson Fall

agus mar sin air adhart
and so on

Ach co-dhi. Feumaidh mi falbh an-drsda
But anyway i have to go just now.

Mar a channas iad ann an Amaireaga...
As they say in America...


Have a nice day! cool.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 31-May-2005, 03:53 AM
A quick note to CR: Sth means Peace

Posted by: Laoghire 31-May-2005, 07:29 AM
Ise mise Ealasaid! Tha mi a' fuireach ann an Texas!
Ciamar a tha thu?
Tha i uabhasach blth.

I am a early beginner in Gaidhlig. Can I have some help?

What are the words for - All, here, thank you-

I will be attempting to post frequently and check often.


Posted by: C Dubh 31-May-2005, 08:13 AM
Hal Ealasaid agus filte chun a' bhird. biggrin.gif
Hello Elizabeth and welcome to the board.

Nach eil e math d' fhaicinn an-seo
It's good to see you here.

Ma-tha cuideachadh a dhith ort le do Ghidhlig bhithinn-sa toilichte do chuideachadh.
If you want help with your Gaelic i'd be pleased to help you

Ged nach eil mi nam fhileantach cia-t
Although i'm not a native speaker however

Co-dhi, tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil thu a' danamh uabhasach math.
Anyway, I think you're doing great

Na Faclan...
The words...

All - Uile
Here - An-seo
Thanks - Tapadh leat/Tapadh leibh

Tioraidh an-drsda cool.gif

Posted by: Sonee 31-May-2005, 08:58 AM
Madainn mhath, a h-uile duine!!

Ciamar a tha sibh, an-duigh?


Tha mi gu math tapadh leat, Ealasaid, agus filte!
I am well thank you Elizabeth, and welcome


Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gidhlig [also] !! (C, de tha Gidhlig airson also?)
I am learning Gidhlig [also] C, what is Gidhlig for also?


C is a really great teacher!! So are Failles and Wizard!! Everyone here is great at helping out us beginners!! You have found a great resource for learning Gidhlig here in this forum I can tell you that! We're glad to have you and I hope you enjoy being here!

Tha e fluich agus caran fuar an-duigh! Nach eil mi cho toilichte!!
It is wet and somewhat cold today! I am not to happy!

De tha Gidhlig airson... I wanted to garden today?
What is Gidhlig for...

Mar sin let!

Posted by: Faileas 31-May-2005, 10:46 AM
Hallo. a Sonaidh agus .Ealasaid, failte ort bhuaimse cuideachd smile.gif

(welcome to you, Laoghire and welcome to you from me as well)

ciamar a tha sibh? - how are ye?

Tha e gu math blath agus grianach air an Eilean an-diugh - It is quite warm and sunny on the Island today

Tha mi dhachaigh a-nis agus ghabh sinn snooze beag - I am at home now and we took a wee snooze

Sonee asked: De tha Gidhlig airson... I wanted to garden today?

Bha mi airson a' garrachadh ( i am not sure about the spelling tho, hehe , happens as well wink.gif )

no bha mi airson a bhith ag obair sa gharradh - I wanted to be working in the garden

Chi mi a-rithist sibh smile.gif






Posted by: C Dubh 31-May-2005, 02:33 PM
Hal a Faileas agus Sonee smile.gif

Tha mi gu math tapadh leibh
I'm fine thanks

Ciamar a tha sibh fhin?
How are you?

Cha robh an t-aimsir dona -sa' Ghalltachd an-diugh
The weather wasn't bad in the Lowlands today

QUOTE
Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gidhlig [also] !! (C, de tha Gidhlig airson also?)


Cuideachd!

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gidhlig cuideachd

QUOTE
C is a really great teacher!! So are Failles and Wizard


Hehe. Ceud taing. Ach chan eil an Gidhlig agam cho math
Many thanks, but my Gaelic isn't so good.

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gidhlig cuideachd wink.gif
I'm learning Gaelic too

Oidhche mhath cool.gif


Posted by: WizardofOwls 31-May-2005, 07:34 PM
Hallo a h-uile duine!
Hello everyone!

Agus filte, Ealasaid!
And welcome, Laoghire!

Bha i ro theth ann an Virginia an-diugh!
It was too hot in VA today!

Bha agam ri obair, agus bha mi truagh!
I had to work, and I was miserable!

Sgrobh C:
Cu worte:

Hehe. Ceud taing. Ach chan eil an Gidhlig agam cho math
Many thanks, but my Gaelic isn't so good.

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gidhlig cuideachd
I'm learning Gaelic too


Tha agus mise cuideachd, a Ch!
Me too, C!

Oidhche mhath!
Good night!

Posted by: Faileas 01-Jun-2005, 04:27 PM
QUOTE (Faileas @ 31-May-2005, 05:46 PM)
Bha mi airson a' garrachadh ( i am not sure about the spelling tho, hehe , happens as well wink.gif )

no bha mi airson a bhith ag obair sa gharradh - I wanted to be working in the garden


Rinn mise mearachd gorach .... wink.gif - I made a silly mistake

's docha nach robh mi nam dhuisg ceart hehe - probably I wasn't quite awake

Tha mi airson gharrachadh ...

Tha sin ceart , tms - That is right , I think

Bha latha gu math caochlachadh air an t- Eilean -it was a very changing day on the Island (i. e. the weather changed a lot)

grian, uisge, grian, uisge ... agus gaoth , gu nadarach - sun, rain, sun, rain ... and wind, of course

tha sin a' ciallachadh - that means

chan eil na cubhlagan a-muigh - there arent any midges out biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Chi mi a-rithist sibh - I will see you again smile.gif



Posted by: C Dubh 02-Jun-2005, 02:27 AM
Hal a h-uile duine. Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?

Cha toil leam cubhlagan! laugh.gif
I hate midges!

Uill, bha i uabhasach fliuch fad an latha an-d
Well,, it was very wet all day yesterday

Agus tha an t-uisge ann a-rithist an-diugh.
and it's raining again today

No, mar a channas iad ann an Gerrloch -
or as the say in Gairloch -

'Bha e cho fliuch bha e ri poit lit' laugh.gif
'It was as wet as a pot of porridge'

Hehe. Dh' ionnsaich mi am fear sin nuair a bha mi a' leughadh litir bheag 2
Hehe. I learned that one when i was reading little letter 2

Bu chir dhuibh uile iad a leughadh
You all should read them

Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil iad math dh-rireabh airson Gidhlig ionnsachadh
I think they are excellent for learning Gaelic

Bha Ruairidh a-mach air an d-shealladh agus taibhsean an t-seachdain seo
Rory was on about the second-sight and Ghosts this week

agus bha e gl innteaneach mar as trice
and it was very interesting as usual

Eadhon mur eil sibh gan tuigsinn...
Even if you don't undersand them...

...tha e math fhathast isdeach ris a' Ghidhlig. smile.gif
...it's still good listening to Gaelic

Gheibh sibh iad an-seo-
You'll find them here-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/alba/foghlam/litir/tasglann.shtml


Posted by: C Dubh 02-Jun-2005, 02:29 AM
Oops - 'Bha e cho fliuch bha e Coltach ri poit lit'
Coltach = like/similar

Posted by: Faileas 02-Jun-2005, 11:26 AM
Tha e cho fliuch ri poit lit' an-diugh air an eilean ...

it is as wet as a pot porridge on the island today ...

carson an do chuir thu an droch shide agaibhse a-nall ??? rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif unsure.gif

why did you send your bad weather over here???? wink.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 02-Jun-2005, 07:51 PM
Bha i fliuch ann an Virginia an-diugh cuideachd!
It was wet in VA today too!

Maybe we need to build an ark! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Sonee 02-Jun-2005, 10:37 PM
Feasgar math a-huile duine!!!

Theagamh sibh ag ionnsachadh C agus Wizard, ach tha sibh athast teagasgairan math!!!
You may be learning C and Wizard, but you are still good teachers!!


Tapadh leat airson do chuideachaidh C agus Faileas!!
Thank you for your help C and Faileas!!


Make room on that ark for me Allen!!! It has been raining all week!!!

Chan roch mi ag obair sa gharradh an-diugh.....a-rithist!!!
I wasn't working in my garden today......again!!!

Hope everyone had a great week and looks forward to a great weekend!!!

Mar sin let!

Posted by: CelticRose 03-Jun-2005, 10:33 PM
Hallo, a charadean!

I am sorry I have not been around much to do the Gaelic and to write this in English, but I am short on time and trying to catch up.

I have had a couple of crazy two weeks with everything happening from my car breaking down twice to hubby needing my help and preparing for our trip.

Cu Dubh, I leave for Oregon this Sunday morning and won't be back till next Sunday. I will take pictures for you all so you can see what a beautiful state it is. I hear they have Scottish like weather. Will prepare me for when I get to your soil, eh? laugh.gif

Thank you for the Litir beag site. I put it in my favorites so I can start working on that seriously when I get back. Allen has tried to start me in it, but I have failed him on that project. I am so sorry, Allen. You have worked so hard here and there. sorry it was not appreciated at the other place. sad.gif Thanks too for the meaning of Sith. I had heard once it meant fairy, but when I saw it as a closing, I was confused.

Cu Dubh and Faileas, what do you say in closing in Scotland to one another? We always say Have a good day, but interested in what you all say.

Welcome Elizabeth. Nice to have you here and hope to see you participate with us.

Hello Sonee. You are doing so well with the Gaidhlig. where is Maddie?

You all take care and I will speak to you soon.

Posted by: C Dubh 04-Jun-2005, 06:15 AM
QUOTE
Cu Dubh and Faileas, what do you say in closing in Scotland to one another? We always say Have a good day, but interested in what you all say.


Anns a' Ghalltachd canaidh duine rudeigin mar:-
In the Lowlands people say things like:-

Cheerie (Just like the Gaidhlig word Tioraidh) biggrin.gif
or
Cheerio, See ye roon, Bye fur noo, aw the best

Sorry to hear about your car.

Posted by: Maddie 04-Jun-2005, 07:16 AM
Tha mi an siud 's an seo. I am here and there. tongue.gif

Posted by: Sonee 04-Jun-2005, 09:24 PM
Feasgar math a chirdean!!

Caimar a tha sibh an-duigh?


Rs, as the saying goes....when it rains it pours!!! I have great sympathy and empathy for you!!! We are now down to one vehicle(the pick-up apparently needing a whole new motor) which is over 15 years old and on it's last legs as well!!! My washing machine went caput the other day. Which now makes 2 non working washers in my house!! A week or so ago my son shut of the fridge, twice, and I had to replace all my groceries, twice!! The ballast in my kitchen light fixture also broke and had to be replaced. It's just one thing after another!!! At least you're getting away from it all!! (Even if it IS with your MIL!!!LOL)

I think I'm going to have to check out that Litre site!! Sounds pretty informative to me!!

Have a great trip Rs! We'll all miss you terribly here while you are gone!!



Mar sin let

Posted by: Faileas 05-Jun-2005, 01:05 AM
Madainn mhath a chairdean,

ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh? Tha mise caran sgith fhathast, air sgath gu bheil e trath.

How are you today? I am still a bit tired, because it is early (8.00 am).

Teid mi dhan obair a h- uile di-domhnaich sad.gif.

I go to work every sunday sad.gif.

Tha e sgothach is ceothach a-muigh.

It is cloudy and foggy outside.

Tha mi' n dochas gum bi latha math agaibh.

I hope you will have a good day. smile.gif


Chi mi a-rithist sibh!

gu Maddie: tmd gu bheil an upgrade seo deiseil a dh' aithghearr , hehe. Tha mi curious smile.gif.

Posted by: Maddie 05-Jun-2005, 09:05 AM
gu Faileas: 's fhearr dhaibh upgrade a chuir air online dh'aithghearr.


Tha i breagha agus blath.
it's nice and warm.

Tha mi leisg agus cord rium latha dheth
I am lazy and enjoy a day off.

bu choir dhomh norrag a ghabhail.
I should take a nap.

Posted by: C Dubh 07-Jun-2005, 06:21 AM
Hal a-rithist mo chirdean. Ciamar a tha sibh uile an-diugh? smile.gif

Uill, bha i uabhasach fliuch fad na seachdain seo chaidh.
Well, it was very wet all last week.

Ach. Tha i air a bhith griannach is blth an t-seachdain seo.
But it's been warm & sunny this week.

Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil an Samhradh air tighinn mu dheireadh.
I think that Summer has come at last.

Bha mi a bruidhinn ri mo nighean a-raoir
I was talking to my daughter last night

Chan eil i ach ochd bliadhna a dh' aois
She's eight

agus on a tha i cho bragha an-drsda
and since it is so nice at the moment

dh' fhaighnich mi dhith gu d bu toil leatha a dhanamh...
I asked her what she would like to do...

...aig an deireadh-seachdain.
...at the weekend.

'Uill' ars' ise rium, 'Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gum bu toil leamsa dhol dhan raon-deighe!' rolleyes.gif laugh.gif
'Well', she said. 'I think i would like to go to the ice-rink!'

'S e for sgeul a tha ann.
True story.

Feasgar math. cool.gif



Posted by: WizardofOwls 07-Jun-2005, 07:17 AM
Caileag eirmseach! smile.gif
Smart girl!

Cha toigh leam an teas!
I don't like the heat!

Cuin' am bi an Dmhair an seo? sad.gif
When will October be here? sad.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 07-Jun-2005, 10:55 AM
Tha sinn a' smaoineachadh ann an Alba gu bheil 17c teth! laugh.gif
In Scotland we think 17c is hot!

QUOTE
Cuin' am bi an Dmhair an seo?

Cuin a bhios an Dmhair an seo?
Relative Future.

Tioraidh an-drsda.

Posted by: WizardofOwls 07-Jun-2005, 12:27 PM
ARGH! smile.gif I knew this, but once again what I know and what I type are two entriely different animals! Oh well.... Maybe someday.... back to the books yet again....

Posted by: C Dubh 08-Jun-2005, 11:41 AM
Na biodh dragh ort. Bidh mise a' danamh mearachdan Fad na h-ine. rolleyes.gif
Don't worry. I make mistakes all the time.

Cit' a bheil a h-uile duine? toot.gif

Posted by: Sonee 08-Jun-2005, 10:53 PM
Feasgar math mo chirdean!!! Caimar a tha sibh an-diugh?

Tha mi faotainn washing machine nodha a mireach!!! biggrin.gif
I am getting a new washing machine tomorrow!

Chan eil mo machine eile oibrich agus mi easbhuidh eile!
My other machine isn't working and I need another.

I know I didn't type that right. Cuideachadh??

Posted by: Sonee 08-Jun-2005, 10:59 PM
QUOTE (C Dubh @ 08-Jun-2005, 12:41 PM)

Cit' a bheil a h-uile duine? toot.gif

That's a good question C!! I know that Rs is in Oregon until Sunday but as for anyone else I couldn't say!! Oh yeah...I'm here too!!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 09-Jun-2005, 03:52 AM
Hallo a Ch 's a h-uile duine!
Hello C and everyone!

I've been here, just got a lot going on right now and have been a little down, which tends to make me withdraw a little and be less talkative (See the Joys and Concerns thread for details) I'm sure that when things ease up a little on me in a day or two, I'll get back to my old self.

Well, gotta head out for work. I'll try to post a little Gaelic when I get home tonight.

Take care and God bless everyone!

Anns an dol seachd, am bi thu a bruidhinn fhathast ri Mise? Ciamar a tha ise?
By the way, do you still tlak with Mise? How is she?

Posted by: Faileas 09-Jun-2005, 05:34 AM
Hello, a chairdean,

ciamar a tha sibh?

Tha mi fhin gu doigheil ach tha mi caran sgith fhathast - I am well but I am still a bit tired.

se latha dheth agam a th' ann an - diugh is a-maireach biggrin.gif - Today and tomorrow are my days off biggrin.gif

Tha Maddie ann an Domenican Republic agus chan eil moran tide aice a bhith on-line - Maddie is in the Domenican Republic and she has not much time to be online.

Ach tms gun tig if ma bhios e comasach dhi - But I think that she will come if it is possible for her.

Wiz, 's truagh sin a chluinntin ach tms gum bi thu math a dh' aithghearr agus tha m' urnaidh comhla riut. A - huile beannachdan ort smile.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 09-Jun-2005, 02:36 PM
QUOTE
Tha mi faotainn washing machine nodha a mireach!!! 
I am getting a new washing machine tomorrow!

Chan eil mo machine eile oibrich agus mi easbhuidh eile!
My other machine isn't working and I need another.

I know I didn't type that right. Cuideachadh??

Chan eil mi buileach cinnteach. Ach chanainn fhin rudeigin mar...

Bidh mi a' faighinn inneal-nigheadaireachd r a-mireach
Chan eil mo inneal eile ag obair agus feumaidh mi eile a cheannach


Ach 's dcha gu bheil sin cerr cuideachd. rolleyes.gif
But that's likely wrong too.

Mar sin leibh. walkman.gif

Posted by: Faileas 09-Jun-2005, 04:14 PM
Chan eil, a ghraidh smile.gif. Tha thu gle cheart biggrin.gif.

Posted by: C Dubh 10-Jun-2005, 04:46 AM
clap.gif Ho-r!!! chan ann tric a bhios mi cert.
I'm not often right.

Haha. Tapadh leat a ghraidh. biggrin.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 10-Jun-2005, 08:45 PM
Meal do naidheachd, a charaid! smile.gif
Congratulations, my friend! smile.gif

Posted by: Sonee 10-Jun-2005, 10:58 PM

Chan eil mi buileach cinnteach. Ach chanainn fhin rudeigin mar...

Bidh mi a' faighinn inneal-nigheadaireachd r a-mireach
Chan eil mo inneal eile ag obair agus feumaidh mi eile a cheannach


Ach 's dcha gu bheil sin cerr cuideachd. rolleyes.gif
But that's likely wrong too.

Mar sin leibh. walkman.gif [/QUOTE]
Translation please!!! I got the gist of what was being said but I don't understand all of the words!!

Such as: rudeigin....a'faighinn.....inneal-nigheadaireachd!
(Iknow,I know....I should probably know these already but I'm just a bit slow!!)

Allen-I hope everything turns out alright for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. If you ever need to talk, vent, blabber, whatever, I'm just a click away!!

C-I have a feeling that you are right more often than not!! But I'm glad you got it right this time just the same!!

Faileas-Good to *see* you again! Hope you enjoyed your days off and got some much needed rest!!!

Tha mi duilich airson Buerla!! I'm just feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment!

Posted by: C Dubh 11-Jun-2005, 01:05 PM
QUOTE
Translation please!!! I got the gist of what was being said but I don't understand all of the words!!

Such as: rudeigin....a'faighinn.....inneal-nigheadaireachd!


Bidh mi a' faighinn inneal-nigheadaireachd r a-mireach
Chan eil mo inneal eile ag obair agus feumaidh mi eile a cheannach


Rudeigin - something
A' faighinn - Getting
Inneal-nigheadaireachd - Washing machine

TRANSLATION
I will be getting a new washing mahine tomorrow
My other machine isn't working and i need to buy another.



Posted by: Sonee 11-Jun-2005, 07:50 PM
Tapadh leat C Dubh!!!! Now I can add those words to my ever growing list!!

Sorry for being so slow about learning! And thanks for all the patience!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Eiric 13-Jun-2005, 05:34 AM
Mo charaidean!
I'm so sorry that I haven't been online fer a long, long time, but I'm on my holidays, and it's fairly hard to find a computer with internet here... I hope you don't think that I'm dead or something! I'll be more active this autumn, but the summer will be used for everything but computers...

Posted by: Sonee 13-Jun-2005, 07:57 AM
Halo Eiric!!
I was wondering where you were! Glad to hear your not dead!! biggrin.gif Enjoy your holidays and we'll look foward to *seeing* you this autumn! (And be greatful for any spare time you give when you do find a computer!!)

Posted by: C Dubh 14-Jun-2005, 02:18 AM
Haidh, ciamar a tha sibh?

Tha i bragha sa' Ghalltachd a' mhadainn seo
It's lovely in the lowlands this morning

Tha a' ghrian a' derrsadh agus tha na h-ein a' seinn. cool.gif
The sun is shinning & the birds are singing.

Ach cha robh an t-aimsir cho math an latha roimhe
But the weather wasn't so good the other day

Bha Frasan na clach-mheallain againn!
We had hailstone showers!

Och uill, Tha mi 'n dchas co-dhi gum bi latha math agaibh uile. beer_mug.gif
Anyway hope you all have a good day.

Tioraidh.

Posted by: C Dubh 14-Jun-2005, 06:04 AM
laugh.gif Tha an t-uisge ann a-nis! rolleyes.gif

Posted by: stoirmeil 14-Jun-2005, 02:46 PM
Chan eil e naidheachd anns an Alba.
"Tha an t-uisge ann a-nios" -- tha sin naidheachd.
(gabh mo leisgeul. . . ) huh.gif

Posted by: Faileas 14-Jun-2005, 03:49 PM
Tha e tioram an-seo, stoirmeil biggrin.gif (fhathast), ach tha e gu math sgothach

It is dry here, stormeil (still), but it is quite coudy.

Tha e a' fas dorch a-nis ..., uill seorsa, cha bhi ann oidhche dubh mar sa gheamhraidh


It is getting dark now ,, well sort of, the nights are not pitchblack as in winter.

Bha na meanbh - cuileagan gu math dona a-roair ....

The midges were bad last night wink.gif smile.gif unsure.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 14-Jun-2005, 07:44 PM
Hallo a charaidean!
Hello my friends!

Bha i gl theth ann an Virginia an-diugh! sad.gif
It was very hot in Virginia today!

Bha agam ri obair.
I had to work.

Blech!

Posted by: Sonee 14-Jun-2005, 10:15 PM
Feasgar math a h-uile duine!!

Bha e briagha ann an Nebraska!!
It was beautiful in Nebraska

Bha mi anns an grradh an-duigh!!
I was in the garden today!!

Bha i snog ag obair ann an grradh, a-rithist!
It was nice to work in the garden again!

(My sentence structure wasn't right in the above, was it?)

Oidhche mhath mo charaideans!

Posted by: C Dubh 15-Jun-2005, 02:52 AM
Hal a Stoirmeil. Math d' fhaicinn an-seo mu dheireadh.
Hello Stoirmeil, Good to see you here at last.

Agus tha Gidhlig mhath agad cuideachd
and you have good Gaelic too.

Ach direach aon rud. Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gum biodh nas fherr a rdh - 'Ann an Alba'
But just one thing. I think it would be better to say - Ann an Alba - In Scotland

Ach mar a chanadh mi riut, tha do Ghidhlig gle mhth
But like i said to you, your Gaelic is very good

Filte gus an snithlean againn.
Welcome to our thread.

QUOTE
(My sentence structure wasn't right in the above, was it?)

I think it was ok sonee except it's not anns an grradh. It's Anns a' Ghrradh.
Like Stoirmeil you've just got a bit confused on which form of 'The' to use.

Ann an Alba - In Scotland
Ann am Baile - In a Town
Ann am Bta - On a Boat
But
Anns a' Bhaile - In The Town
Anns a' Ghrradh - In The Garden
Anns a' Bhta - On the Boat

These lessons explain it better than i can:-

http://www.taic.btinternet.co.uk/taic.htm
http://www.taic.btinternet.co.uk/taic.htm
Idon't know if these links will work, but it's lesson 5 & 6 of the Taic website anyway.

Tioraidh. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Sonee 15-Jun-2005, 10:12 AM
Tapadh leat C!

In my notes I have anns an written down for 'in the'....I think I stopped at lesson 3 or 4 there. Perhaps it is time to get back to them!!!

Posted by: Faileas 15-Jun-2005, 11:08 AM
Feasgar math, a chairdean,

ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh? - How are you today?

Bha mi caran samhnach sna laithean sa chaidh air a' bhord seo - I was a bit quiet at this board in the last days.

Ach bha mi trang ri obair agus ri bordean eile - but I was busy with work and with other board.

Co- dhiu, mar a tha fios agaibh cumaidh mi suil aig an aite seo - but as you know, I keep an eye on this place

agus bidh mi a' sgriobhadh uaireigin - and I write sometimes.

Ach chunnaic mi gun do rinn Cu uabhasah math mar tidsear -

but I saw that Cu did really well as tidsear cool.gif

Agus a-nis tha mi cho sgith ris a ' chu - and now I am as tired as a dog (wow grrrr.. wink.gif )

Tha i tioram an seo air an eilean - It is dry here on the Island.

Bidh mi air ais - I will be back tongue.gif

Tioraidh an-drasda!

Posted by: stoirmeil 15-Jun-2005, 04:10 PM
Tapadh leat, a' Ch Dubh. Tha thu gl coibhneil, smile.gif
Thanks, C Dubh. You're very kind,

agus tha thu tidsear gl mhath.
and you're a good teacher.

Seadh. . . Tha feadhainn eile grmairean anns a' chnn se agam
yeah. . . there are some other grammars in this noggin of mine

agus tha iad a' feuchainn ri Gaidhlig. sad.gif
and they compete with gaelic.

Ach tha Gaidhlig laoch gl lidir, agus tha i a' buannachd.
But gaelic is a strong fighter, and it's winning.

bangin.gif

Posted by: Sonee 16-Jun-2005, 12:25 AM
QUOTE (stoirmeil @ 15-Jun-2005, 05:10 PM)

Ach tha Gaidhlig laoch gl lidir, agus tha i a' buannachd.
But gaelic is a strong fighter, and it's winning.


Tha mi cha a buannachd a sabaid!!
I am not winning the fight!!

Bheil mi eanchainn dol sguir ag obair, mi smaoin!! (Ach cha minig!)
My brain is going to stop working, I think!! (But not often!)

It's good to see you again Faileas!! I've missed seeing your input along with C's!!

Allen, I think about you all the time and hope and pray that things are working themselves out for you and your family.

I would say all that in Gidhlig but I can't remember how as it is 1:30 in the morning here!! Think I need to find a way to get ahold of one of those dictionaries Allen likes! Might just come in handy!


Oidhche mhath a h-uile duine!!

Posted by: Faileas 17-Jun-2005, 05:47 AM
Sonee ...

Chan eil mi a' bhuannachd an t-sabaid - I don' t win the fight wink.gif

You will, a ghraidh, eventually smile.gif Just don't give up. I know well how busy life can be cool.gif

Posted by: Sonee 17-Jun-2005, 07:37 AM
Tapadh leat Faileas!!!!

De tha Gidhlig airson:
Someday I will learn Gidhlig!!!

Boy, I'm showing real progress there aren't I!! biggrin.gif

Just to let you all know I'll be away from the board for a few days. My grandfather and his twin brother turned 80 last saturday so we are throwing them a party this Saturday, complete with music and songs for those of us that can play and sing!! I will be leaving this evening and won't be back until late Sunday night(we will try to get in at least one round of golf on sunday!!!)

Until then have a great weekend everyone!!!

Posted by: C Dubh 17-Jun-2005, 08:56 AM
QUOTE
De tha Gidhlig airson:
Someday I will learn Gidhlig!!!

Ionnsaichidh mise Gidhlig lath'-eigin.

Have a great weekend Sonee & a h-uile duine eile. Mar sin leibh biggrin.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 20-Jun-2005, 12:00 AM
Hallo a-rithist a' chairdean!

Ciamar a tha sibh?
How are you all?

Failte, Stormeil! Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil sibh gu math.
Welcome Stormeil, I am pleased to meet you.

'S mise Rose. Tha mi a' fuireach ann an Arizona, USA
I am Rose. I live in Arizona, USA.

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gaidhlig and not doing a very good job. sad.gif

I have been avoiding this thread because I am very behind in my studies, but..........I did get my new Teach Yourself dictionary this week...........finally! I don't know why it took so long to get here.

Tha e uabhasach teth ann an Arizona. OUCH!
It is terribly hot in Arizona.

Tha mi' n dochas gum bi latha math agaibh
Hope you all have a good day.

Mar sin leibh!

Posted by: WizardofOwls 20-Jun-2005, 03:58 AM
Hia Rosie!

So what do you think of the new dictionary??? Personally, I love it!

Posted by: CelticRose 20-Jun-2005, 10:35 PM
Hallo, Ailean!

I LOVE the new dictionary! Was so much worth the long wait. Thanks so much for suggesting it to me. wink.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 21-Jun-2005, 02:10 AM
D am Faclair a tha e?
Which Dictionary is it?

An e Gaelic Dictionary - Boyd Robertson and Ian MacDonald?

Posted by: WizardofOwls 21-Jun-2005, 08:42 AM
Sin e!
That's it!

Nam bharail-sa tha e UABHASACH math!
In my opinion it is TERRIBLY good!

Posted by: stoirmeil 21-Jun-2005, 01:27 PM
Tapadh leat, Ailean! Tha mi daonnan an toir air faclairean.
Thanks, Allen! I'm always lookin' for dictionaries.

Tha mi cabhag orm an-diugh . Agus tha e teth ann an New York. Chan eil sin a' corddh rium. sad.gif
I'm in a hurry today. And it's hot in New York. That doesn't please me.

Ach tha mi a' tigheann a' faicinn "Batman," agus tha an taigh-dhealbh gl fionnar.
But I'm going to see "Batman," and the movie house is very cool. wink.gif

Beannachd leibh!
Bye!



Posted by: stoirmeil 21-Jun-2005, 01:40 PM
sad.gif Or should that have been "tha e gl fionnar anns an taigh-dhealbh"?

Obh, obh...


Posted by: C Dubh 21-Jun-2005, 02:25 PM
Chuala mi gur e faclair math gu rireabh a th' ann
I heard that was a good dictionary

A Rois: Chan eil am fear sin agam. Ach tha mi cinnteach gun toir e cuideachadh dhuit
I haven't got that one, but i'm sure it will help you.

A Stoirmeil: Tha mi' n dchas gun crd am Film riut
Hope you enjoy the film

Oidhche mhath cool.gif

Posted by: Maddie 22-Jun-2005, 03:38 PM
Hai, tha mi air ais... chaidh mi air turas a-null dhan Domincan Republic, airson graine, traighe, mara...
bha mi a fiureach fad coig lithean. bha mi a'dannsa tric agus dhithe mi biadh math . tha mran deoch air h-l. bha deagh shde ann. bha mi air an digh! Cha mi a'tarraing do choise.

Hi I am back I went on a trip over to the Dominican Republic for sun, beach, ocean...
I was stazing for five days. I was dancing often and ate good food, A lot of drink has been drunk. The weather was fine. I was really happy. I am not pulling your leg.



Posted by: Faileas 22-Jun-2005, 04:57 PM
Failte air ais, a ghraidh smile.gif. 's math d' fhaicinn an seo.

Uill, a chairdean, bidh mise a' falbh airson coig laithean.

Well, friends, I will be away for five days.

Bidh mi air ais feasgar di-mairt.

I will be back Tuesday night.

Teid sinn sios a Kent, anns a' chean a deas Shassain far am bidh partaidh mor aig parantan Bruis - tha iad posta 40 bliadhna thumbs_up.gif.

We will go down to Kent in the south of England where there will be a big party for the parents of Bruce - they are married 40 years !!!

Tha mi a' coimhead air adhart a bhith a-muigh as a' bhuth mor an eilein laugh.gif

I am looking forward to be out of the big shop of the island

ach bidh mi gur ionndrain sad.gif

but I will miss you! sad.gif

Co- dhiu, bidh mi air ais air sgath gu bheil fios agaibh ...

However, I will be back because you know ....

Tillidh mi! wink.gif note.gif

Cumaibh oirbh cho fad's a tha mi air falbh smile.gif.

Keep going as long as I am away smile.gif ... agus bithibh modhail tongue.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 22-Jun-2005, 06:31 PM
Hallo a Fhaileas!

Turas math agad!
Bon voyage!

Bidh mise gad ionndrain cuideachd!
I will miss you too!

Posted by: C Dubh 23-Jun-2005, 02:16 AM
Aye Faileas

Greas ort air ais - Haste ye back

agus na l cus!
and don't drink too much!

Bidh an leann an cmhnaidh blth ann an Sasainn co-dhi. laugh.gif
The beers always warm in England anyway.

Filte air ais a Mhaddie smile.gif

Posted by: Maddie 23-Jun-2005, 08:27 AM
QUOTE (C Dubh @ 23-Jun-2005, 04:16 AM)
Bidh an leann an cmhnaidh blth ann an Sasainn co-dhi. laugh.gif
The beers always warm in England anyway.

gu deibhinn!

exactly.

yuk. hehe beer_mug.gif

Posted by: Maddie 23-Jun-2005, 08:30 AM
QUOTE (Faileas @ 22-Jun-2005, 06:57 PM)
agus bithibh modhail tongue.gif

CHANEIL! NEVA!!! tongue.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Sonee 23-Jun-2005, 08:56 AM
Holy cow!!!

Tha mi uabhasach midhean ag ionnsachadh Gidhlig!!!
I am terribly slow learning Gidhlig!!

Have a great trip Faileas!! We will all miss you!!

(I really need to get a few dictionaries just so I can read what you all are writing!!!)

I will return when I can actually keep up with you all!!

Posted by: stoirmeil 23-Jun-2005, 09:27 AM
Sonee, mo graidhe --

I'm going to cheat and use Beurla -- here is the link of a modern dictionary you can use on line for free. It is the one that The Scotsman has linked to the paper for readers of their gaelic articles.
http://www.mackinnon.me.uk/Faclair/

Beannachd leat!
stoirmeil

Posted by: Maddie 23-Jun-2005, 07:22 PM
alas, a dictionary alone won't help much...

bha mi gle mhuladach a bho ?n d. mharbh c agam piseag beag... dh?fheuch mi ga cuideacheadh ach bha i a'bsachachd ...

I was very sad the day before yesterday, my dog killed a little kitten, I tried to help her but she was dying.

tha mi an dochas gu robh sgriobhadh seo ceart.
I hope that writing was ok.

Posted by: Faileas 30-Jun-2005, 10:41 AM
Tha mi air ais biggrin.gif biggrin.gif.

I am back!

Bha i seimh gu leor ann an Sassain ach tha mi toilichte a bhith air ais wink.gif.

It was relaxing enough in England but I am happy to be back.

Chan eil gaidhlig ann idir - there is no gaidhlig there at all sad.gif

Bha an t-side math agus na daoine coibhneil - the weather was good and the people friendly.

Dh' ith mi cus, hehe - I ate to much wink.gif

Stad sin aig caraid Bruis ann an Hull airson oidhche luain. - We stopped at a friends' of Bruce in Hull for Monday night.

Bha ceol is ol ann wink.gif (choimhead sinn aig bhideo Runrig .... wink.gif ) - there was music and drinking ...

Agus be draibh uabhasach snog a bh' ann tro Gleann Comhainn - and it was a very nice drive through Glen Coe.

Stad sinn airson dealbhan a thogail - we stopped to take pictures.

Cha robh uisge ann agus cha robh moran cuileagan ann - there was no rain there and there were not many midges ... unsure.gif

Ach bha sibhse samhaich .... - But YOU were quiet ....

Chan urrain dhomh sibh a leigeil nur aonar - I cannot leave you alone .. tsk ... unsure.gif tongue.gif

Posted by: stoirmeil 30-Jun-2005, 11:39 AM
Seadh. . . sad.gif gabh mo leisgul, ach bha mi gl trang ag obair an t-seachdainn mu dheireadh,
Yeah. . . sad.gif I'm sorry, but I was real busy working last week

ach tha e gl mhth a' cluintinn timchaell air do cuirt,
but it's great to hear about your trip

gu snraichte an timcheall air a'bhdh, an cel agus an t-side math.
especially about the food, the music and the good weather.

(Agus an timcheall air "cha robh moran cuileagan". Tha iad uamhasach.)
And about the "not too many flies". They're awful. disgust.gif

Posted by: stoirmeil 30-Jun-2005, 12:07 PM
Maddie --
Bha e muladan mr, a' cluintinn timchaell air an cat beag.
That was a great sadness, to hear about the little cat.

A bheil thu OK a-nis?
Are you all right now?


Posted by: Maddie 30-Jun-2005, 12:55 PM
bha mi a'faireachdainn muladan agus ciontach...
I was feeling sad and guilty...

Tha mi a?faireachdainn nas fherr aniste.
I am feeling better now.




Posted by: WizardofOwls 04-Jul-2005, 03:51 AM
Hallo a h-uile duine!
Hello everyone!

Happy Fourth of July!

Tha agam ri obair an-diugh!
I have to work today!

Tha mi'n dochas nach bi i ro theth!
I hope it won't be too hot!

Posted by: CelticRose 04-Jul-2005, 09:50 PM
Hallo a h-uile duine!

Ciamar a tha sibh?
How are you all?

Tha mi gu math.
I am doing fine.

Sorry I have not been in here much. I have neglected my Gaidhlig studies, but hope to be back to them soon.

Mar sin leibh!

Ros

Posted by: Faileas 08-Jul-2005, 12:44 PM
Oh , uill se deireadh laitha dheth eile a th' ann. - Well it's the end of another day off.

Bha mi gu math leisg - bha mi a' leughadh, a' sgriobhadh aig bordean brath is a a' seoladh tron eadar-lionn wink.gif - I was quite lazy - I was reading, writing on message-boards and sailing through the internet smile.gif.

Bha sin snog. - This was nice.

Ach feumaidh mi obair a-maireach ... sad.gif - But I have to work tomorrow ...

Chi mi a-rithist sibh - I will see you again smile.gif.

Posted by: C Dubh 25-Jul-2005, 03:51 PM
Hal a-rithist mo charaidean - Ciamar a tha sibh uile? cool.gif

Posted by: WizardofOwls 25-Jul-2005, 04:49 PM
Hallo a charaid!
Hello my friend!

Tha mi gu math tapadh leat!
I am well thanks!

Agus ciamar a tha thu fhin?
And how are you?

Bha i smach an seo!
It was quiet here!

Bha mi gad ionndrainn!
I missed you!

Filte air ais! biggrin.gif
Welcome back! biggrin.gif

Posted by: C Dubh 26-Jul-2005, 05:08 AM
Hal Wizard, tha mi gu math tapadh leat.

Tha an Samhradh an-seo mu dheireadh
The Summer is here at last

agus chan eil mi aig a' chomputar cho tric an-drsda
and i'm not at the computer so often at the moment

Ach tha mi gur n-ionndrainn cuideachd
But i miss you all too.

Tha mi' n dchas gu bheil sibh uile gu math
Hope you're all well

agus chi mi a dh'aithghearr sibh. cool.gif
See you soon.

Posted by: WizardofOwls 30-Jul-2005, 07:29 PM
Hallo a h-uile duine!
Hello everyone!

Tha i ro theth ann an Virginia an-drsda!
It is too hot in Virginia just now!

Cit a bheil an t-sneachda?
Where is the snow?

Chunnaic mi am film "War of the Worlds" an seachdain sa chaidh.
I saw the film "War of the Worlds" this past week.

Bha e uabhasach math!
It was terribly good!

Tha mi ag iarraidh a bhith ga fhaicinn a-rithist!
I want to see it again!
(I am not at ALL certain of this sentence! Am I anywhere close to where I want to be???)

Uill, chi mi a-rithist sibh!
Well, I'll see you again!

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