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Posted: 14-Dec-2003, 04:57 PM
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Hi Celtic Seba and welcome to the site Elsbeth. Thanks to my hero, Scottish2, who contributed much to this project, together maybe we can all learn a little of this beautiful language. Of course it is hard to learn a language without hearing it. The websites that are provided on this thread provide audio and CDs that you can purchase to listen as you learn as well. This thread is just a small part of what we can all learn together. If anybody else finds some other websites, please feel free to share! Here is Lesson 2 for the day! Enjoy smile.gif

LESSON 2


Tha i gl bhragha an-diugh.

It's very beautiful today.

( ha ee glay vreea-uh uhn jooh )


Is mise ....

I am ...

( Iss mishuh )


ainm

name

( ehnehm )


D an t-ainm a th' oirbh? (formal)

What is your name?

( jay uhn tehnehm uh huhruv )


D an t-ainm a th' ort? (informal)

What is your name?

( jay uhn tehnuhm uh hawrst )


seo ...

This is ... Here is ...

( shawh )


Seo an duine agam

This is my husband

( shawh uhn duhnyuh ackuhm )


Seo a' bhean agam

This is my wife

( shawh uh vehn ackuhm )


Seo an nighean agam

This is my daughter

( shawh uhn nyeeuhn ackuhm )


Seo am mac agam

This is my son

( shawh uhm machk ackuhm )









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Posted: 14-Dec-2003, 07:58 PM
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hi rose, anc scotthis 2... and welcome elsbeth im also kind of new tongue.gif, hey rose and scottish i thiunk u both r doing a great job and i also agre, the gaelic is a fantastic language, i dont speak it though tongue.gif but i like it, i had some fridns that speak it and it sounds AWSOME! i love it... and wht u two r doing is really nice, i guess ill be going and practicing it..and maybe some day we all know how to speak, and understand it.... maybe some day every scottish speaks it again smile.gif... and by the way... i want to go to scotland, do u guys know how much is the trip from Los Angeles, USA? to Scotland??? if u gusy have time can u plz posy how much it is depending on the season??? ol u guys now have mor job! HELP ME! tongue.gif byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Hi Seba! I am not up to date on flights from USA to Scotland. When the time comes for me to go there, I will be checking into that sort of thing seriously. Whenever I do any traveling I use Expedia.com, but I don't know if they do international travel. I would have to do some checking into it or maybe someone else here knows and can help us both out.

I am hoping by providing some of these lessons that we can practice our Gaelic to one another. So for now.

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Hal a' chraidean, tha mi r an-seo agus 's e albannaich a th' annam agus Tha mi 'g ionnsachadh Gidhlig cuideachd ach chan eil mo Ghidhlig cho math tha eagal orm. 'S toil leam a bhith a' sgriobhadh anns a' ghidhlig co-dhi. Sln leat an-drsda. smile.gif


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Posted: 15-Dec-2003, 09:08 AM
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QUOTE (C Dubh @ Dec 15 2003, 09:02 AM)
Hal a' chraidean, tha mi r an-seo agus 's e albannaich a th' annam agus Tha mi 'g ionnsachadh Gidhlig cuideachd ach chan eil mo Ghidhlig cho math tha eagal orm. 'S toil leam a bhith a' sgriobhadh anns a' ghidhlig co-dhi. Sln leat an-drsda. smile.gif

Since this is a learning thread could we get an English Equivolent?
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Aye sure. I just said that I'm learning Gaelic too & i'm Scottish, but unfortunatley my Gaelic is pretty bad at the moment.
If anyone here has a wee bit of the Gaelic then maybe we can chat sometime. It's always good to get practice smile.gif Anyway bye for now. Keep learning.
Cm a' Ghidhlig beo!
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Thanks I would never have guessed that from what you originally posted LOL laugh.gif
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Posted: 15-Dec-2003, 02:47 PM
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OMG Cu dubh! I am so glad that Scottish2 asked for the English equivolent! The only thing I understood was agus and Slan leat an-drasda! laugh.gif Sorry about the accent marks being left out, my computer is being ornery at the moment.

I would love to chat with you, if you could also put in the English equivolent so we can learn from you. As I want to learn and need to be able to practice with others as well. Failte bhlath a fhuranach dhuibhse -- a warm and hearty welcome to you! smile.gif
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Mran taing ach tha mi duillich, chan eil Gidhlig gu ler agam-sa idir!
Many thanks, but I don't have very good Gaelic at all as I said earlier. So you won't learn too much from me i'm afraid. rolleyes.gif
But practice does make perfect...so they say. laugh.gif
Feumaidh mi falbh an-drsda oidhche mhath leibh. O agus feuchaidh mi ri ur chuideachadh cho math 's as urrainn dhomh.
I'll have to go now, but i'll try & help as much as i can.
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In Lesson 3 we are looking at giving your address, talking about where you live and giving your phone number. You'll also be introduced to the numbers 1-20


LESSON 3


Cit a bheil sibh a' fuireach?

Where do you live?

( kaatch uh vayhl shiv uh foohruch )

If you are talking to a child, or a close friend, you use thu:
Cit a bheil thu a' fuireach? - Where do you live?


Cit a bheil thu a' fuireach?

Where do you live?

( kaatch uh vayhl oo uh foohruch )


To say I live or I stay, you say: Tha mi a' fuireach ... - I live

Tha mi a' fuireach ...

I live ...

( haa me uh foohruch )


Anns a' bhaile

in the town

( ahwns uh vahluh )


Air an dthaich

in the country

( ayhr uhn dooheech )


The Gaelic word for street is srid - street


srid, Srid a' Bhanca

street, Bank Street

( sraahtch )


The Gaelic word for road is rathad


rathad, Rathad na h-Eaglaise

road, Church Road

( rahuht )


D an seladh a th' agaibh?

What's your address?

( jay uhn shawhlugh uh hackuhv )


When asking a close friend or a child their address, you say:
D an seladh a th' agad? - What's your address


D an seladh a th' agad?

What's your address?

( jay uhn shawhlugh uh ackuht )


D an ireamh fn a th' agaibh?

What is your phone number?

( jay uhn aahruhv foehn uh hackuhv )


If you are asked your address or phone number, you will need to know some numbers! Here are the numbers zero to five in Gaelic;
neoni - zero


neoni, aon, dh, tr, ceithir, cig

zero, one, two, three, four, five

( nehwnee, aohn, ghaa, tree, kayhuhr, kohyk )


If you want to say that you live at a specific address you say: Tha mi a' fuireach aig 3 Srid na Bnrigh - I live at 3 Queen Street


sia, seachd, ochd, naoi, deich

six, seven, eight, nine, ten

( sheeah, shehchk, awchk, nuhy, juhych )


You may also want to use a number higher than ten. For the numbers 11-19, just use the basic numbers followed by the word deug e.g.:
aon deug - eleven

Not that the number 12 is the only number from 11-19 that doesn't follow the above rule. For the number 12, h is added to the word deug to make dh dheug - twelve (ghaa yeeuhk

aon deug, tr deug, fichead

eleven, thirteen, twenty

( aohn jeeuhk, tree jeeuhk, feechuht )


You may also want to use a number higher than ten. For the numbers 11-19, just use the basic numbers followed by the word deug e.g.:
aon deug - eleven

tr deug - thirteen

fichead - twenty

Not that the number 12 is the only number from 11-19 that doesn't follow the above rule. For the number 12, h is added to the word deug to make dh dheug - twelve (ghaa yeeuhk).

aon deug, tr deug, fichead

eleven, thirteen, twenty

( aohn jeeuhk, tree jeeuhk, feechuht )









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Posted: 15-Dec-2003, 03:25 PM
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I made a suggestion to Paul to see if it's possible to add a drop down menu for accented letters so you can easily chose an accented letter from the menu and have it added automatically. Now bare in mind I don't even know how easy or hard this is. I assume it can be done but will depend on how much work would be involved. So this might be a new feature if it's possible and if Paul doesn't mind the time to install such a menu.
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Oh Scottish2, that would be terrific if Paul could do that for us. We'll have the best Learner's Scots Gaelic thread on the internet! Thank you so much for your help in all this. I am just trying to start out with the very basics for those of us who know nothing and want to learn and then hopefully, I can find some harder lessons and we can try to start conversing like Cu Dubh! For some reason, my accent marks aren't working on my computer. Not sure what that is all about now. It works everywhere else but when I try to reply! dry.gif So it would greatly help if Paul could do that for us. Moran Taing! Scottish2! thumbs_up.gif clap.gif

Moran taing, Cu Dubh. It will be nice to have a Gaelic speaker here to help us all newbies out. Co dhiu tha egle mhath -- anyway I like it! wink.gif
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lol celtic rose and scottigh u both are funny smile.gif and really nice, u guys really into the gaelic language, do u guys actually know how to speak it? or u just learining now???
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Posted: 15-Dec-2003, 06:06 PM
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Seba! I have been studying a little of it on and off for about a year now. But I forgot a lot of it. So I guess you might say I am having to learn what little I knew of it all over again. huh.gif
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Posted: 15-Dec-2003, 08:26 PM
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Well in my case just sort of helping out in the thread. Actually trying to learn Japanese as we travel to Japan annually and would make things a lot easier if I spoke the language, but no reason why I can't help here a little smile.gif
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