Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )
   Mobile App






Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> Learning Scots Gaelic, anybody want to try?
Bookmark and Share
Faileas 
  Posted: 09-Sep-2004, 11:09 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Guardian of Scotland :-)
Group Icon

Group: Scotland
Posts: 399
Joined: 19-Nov-2002
ZodiacRowan

Realm: Isle of Skye

female





Tha mi a' faicinn nach do chum sibh suas leis a ' Ghaidhlig tsk tsk sad.gif

I am seeing that you havent continued with your Gaidhlig tsk tsk sad.gif

Cant leave you a minute alas. Sorry for not being here anymore but its my donas granny laptop grr ... , hope that''s going to change very soon too hehe cool.gif So Aeridwen ye were asking about greeting s in gaidhlig eh? Of course Cu is right as usual hehe , but there are other ways ... , the most common of course being Madainn mhath (good morning), and Feasgar math (Good afternoon/evening). What I have seen in everyday life at work in the shop is that people use a remark about the weather as a greeting , i. e. *Nach eil e breagha an-diugh" (isn' t it nice today) or "Tha e direach ropach an-diugh" (It is just rough today). Depending on the degree of acquaintance or the mood of the conversationalist things develop from there, from a brisk walking on to an hour lasting in - depth counselling in front of the milk and bread so that nobody can move anywhere alas laugh.gif biggrin.gif

Dont let it get to ye , eh? Come on , ye lot and keep it up thumbs_up.gif


--------------------
Scottish in Heart :-))

In the darkest heart the pride of man will walk allone

's ged tha mi fada bhuat cha dhealaich sinn a chaoidh

Darkover RPG
PMEmail Poster               
Top
Balachasen 
Posted: 07-Oct-2004, 06:14 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Peasant
*

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 21
Joined: 29-Sep-2004
ZodiacBirch


male





Hallo, Ciamar a tha h-uile duine??
How is everybody.....
- For people who are really keen.....there is:

www.savegaelic.org

Le meas,

Raff
PMEmail Poster               
Top
Danann 
Posted: 07-Oct-2004, 11:53 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 526
Joined: 02-Dec-2003
ZodiacHolly

Realm: Alabama

female





I think the learning Gaelic stuff has moved mostly to the Gaelic Language section under the international forum


--------------------
So, I have an new site that is pretty neat, Check out Dannah's Home Page

Also, for original storys or thoughts from me, check out my blog: Dannah's Blog
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
stoirmeil 
Posted: 07-Nov-2004, 09:09 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 3,581
Joined: 07-Nov-2004
ZodiacBirch

Realm: New York







OK, I will toddle over there. This is great though -- just started to learn this fall, and I've wanted to for years and years.

What a piece of luck to find a community that is interested in chewing away at it a a group. biggrin.gif
PMEmail Poster               
Top
capttrk1 
  Posted: 08-Nov-2004, 11:15 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Clan Member
***

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 52
Joined: 12-Jan-2004
ZodiacHawthorn

Realm: Hagerstown,Md

male





I have found a web site that will not only show but you can here what the words sound like . Beag air Bheag


--------------------
may the sound of the pipes make your blood boil and rise you up
my brothers. 9/11 Never Forget
PMEmail Poster                
Top
Annabelle 
  Posted: 10-Nov-2004, 11:06 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
Group Icon

Group: Scotland
Posts: 4,920
Joined: 15-Jul-2003
ZodiacElder

Realm: Outer Space







From what I have been told by a dear friend in the Douglas Clan the best way to learn Scots Gaelic is to go to the Islands and spend a couple of months there. My friend John Douglas had studied for years but never could get some words correct so he and his wife went to the Isle of Man for 3 months. He said he felt alot more comfortable with the language when he came back but it's like any thing else you have to use it daily to continue to grow well at it.


--------------------
My heart will always be in the Highlands!

www.highlanderhouse.com
PMEmail Poster               
Top
WizardofOwls 
Posted: 19-Mar-2005, 11:17 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline





Wanderer and Vagabond
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 5,141
Joined: 12-Mar-2004
ZodiacVine

Realm: Wytheville, Virginia

male





Hallo a h-uile duine!

Cŕit' a' bheil sibh? Tha mi gad ionndrainn! A bheil sibh gu math? Tha mi'n dochas!

Tha mi'n dochas gum bi mi gad fhaicinn a dh'aithghearr! sad.gif


--------------------
Slŕn agus beannachd,
Allen R. Alderman

'S i Alba těr mo chridhe. 'S i Gŕidhlig cŕnan m' anama.
Scotland is the land of my heart. Gaelic is the language of my soul.
PMEmail PosterMy Photo Album               
Top
Faileas 
  Posted: 26-Mar-2005, 06:52 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Guardian of Scotland :-)
Group Icon

Group: Scotland
Posts: 399
Joined: 19-Nov-2002
ZodiacRowan

Realm: Isle of Skye

female





tha mi an seo ,a chairead, na gabh dragh smile.gif. Tha mi' n dochas gu bheil caisg math agad agus a h-uile beannachdain ort agus air a h- uile daoine an seo.

I am here, my friend, dont worry smile.gif. I hope you have a good Easter and all blessings to you and to everyone here. smile.gif
PMEmail Poster               
Top
sbates72 
Posted: 14-Nov-2007, 02:24 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Peasant
*

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 3
Joined: 14-Nov-2007
ZodiacAlder


male





Can someone help me out - I'm trying to translate the word "pretty" into Scottish Gaelic. I have come across two words:

brčagha and bňidheach

Specifically I'm looking to use the word as a name for a female pet.

Which one should I use, and why? What is the difference between the two words?

Lastly, I am led to understand that the words as I wrote them above are in masculine form. Since I'm going to be referring to a femail pet should I instead use either:

bhrčagha or bhňidheach?

Thanks so much in advance for your help!

Sincerely,
Scott
PMEmail Poster               
Top
GunChleoc 
Posted: 16-Nov-2007, 02:57 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 199
Joined: 25-Jul-2006
ZodiacBirch

Realm: Roinn-Eorpa







The name would be bňidheach, but when you call her it would be a bhňidheach! (vocative case)

No guarantees though, I'm still learning wink.gif

For more on the case system here:

http://www.akerbeltz.org/beagangaidhlig/gr...ammar_cases.htm

They also have info about pronunciation on the site. Do you know how to pronounce Scottish Gaelic?


--------------------
'S e saoghal a th' anns gach cŕnan
Fňram na Gŕidhlig
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
sbates72 
Posted: 17-Nov-2007, 02:36 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Peasant
*

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 3
Joined: 14-Nov-2007
ZodiacAlder


male





GunChleoc:

Yes I know how to pronounce Scottish Gaelic thanks for checking though. Don't confuse my ability to pronounce it for any level of intimate knowledge of the language and it's grammar however. lol smile.gif

In your reply you didn't explain why you advise using bňidheach instead of brčagha. Can you flush that out more for me?

Also, the addition of the h is also applied in the nomative case as well is it not? Since the pet is a female would the name therefore also be bhňidheach (or bhrčagha) rather than bňidheach (or brčagha)? Dependant of course on which one is the correct word to use.

I'd love to hear a fuller explanation as to why you advise that word over the other and why the h isn't used in the name.

Also, anyone else with thoughts, particularly if you are an experienced/fluent speaker of Scottish Gaelic or it's your mother tongue, I'd love to hear your advice as well.

Thanks all!

Scott
PMEmail Poster               
Top
GunChleoc 
Posted: 18-Nov-2007, 06:14 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 199
Joined: 25-Jul-2006
ZodiacBirch

Realm: Roinn-Eorpa







Choosing bňidheach over brčagha was just intuition... I think brčagha is used more for inanimate objects, the weather etc. I might be mistaken though, since I've been exposed to a lot of learner's Gaelic. But I do know there's a song called Is tu mo chruinneag bhňidheach, so it's used for persons and you can't go wrong there.

You are right, lenition takes place for adjectives in the nominative case (and an h is inserted orthographically after the first consonant), if the noun is feminine. However, you're using bňidheach as a name, so it becomes a noun and has to be treated as such. Female nouns only lenite in the nominative if you use the article, and you won't be doing that with a name.

Everything clear as mud? tongue.gif
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
sbates72 
Posted: 18-Nov-2007, 11:49 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Peasant
*

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 3
Joined: 14-Nov-2007
ZodiacAlder


male





GunChleoc:

So a question for you:

So you're saying I would spell the name either brčagha or bňidheach but when I say the name (since I'd be calling her) I would pronounce it as either bhrčagha or bhňidheach?

Gaelic is awesome but the language is insane to learn! lol

Thanks so much for your help and once again anyone else is more than welcome to chime in.

Scott

PMEmail Poster               
Top
GunChleoc 
Posted: 20-Nov-2007, 09:38 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 199
Joined: 25-Jul-2006
ZodiacBirch

Realm: Roinn-Eorpa







QUOTE (sbates72 @ 19-Nov-2007, 06:49 AM)
GunChleoc:

So a question for you:

So you're saying I would spell the name either brčagha or bňidheach but when I say the name (since I'd be calling her) I would pronounce it as either bhrčagha or bhňidheach?

Essentially correct, but you will have to add the vocative particle... a Bhrčagha! or a Bhňidheach!


QUOTE (sbates72 @ 19-Nov-2007, 06:49 AM)
Gaelic is awesome but the language is insane to learn! lol

Actually other languages like Latin and Polish also have a vocative, so it's not that uncommon. Of course, for English speakers it's hard to learn, since English lost its case system (apart from personal pronouns like he/him/his).


QUOTE (sbates72 @ 19-Nov-2007, 06:49 AM)
Thanks so much for your help and once again anyone else is more than welcome to chime in.

'S e do bheatha biggrin.gif
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
Shieldwolf 
Posted: 15-May-2008, 06:34 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Peasant
*

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 1
Joined: 28-Apr-2008
ZodiacReed


male





smile.gif I wish here ta thank ye for helpin me ta learn Scots Gaehlic As I am absolutely green with 50, Ah will be a bit slow biggrin.gif
PMEmail Poster               
Top
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Reply to this topic Quick ReplyStart new topicStart Poll


 








Celtic RadioTM broadcasts through Live365.com and StreamLicensing.com which are officially licensed under SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN.
©2014 Celtic Radio Network, Highlander Radio, Celtic Moon, Celtic Dance, Ye O' Celtic Pub and Celt-Rock-Radio.
All rights and trademarks reserved. Read our Privacy Policy.
Celtic Graphics ©2014, Cari Buziak


Link to CelticRadio.net!
Link to CelticRadio.net
View Broadcast Status and Statistics!

Best Viewed With IE 8.0 (1680 x 1050 Resolution), Javascript & Cookies Enabled.


[Home] [Top]

Celtic Hearts Gallery | Celtic Mates Dating | My Celtic Friends | Celtic Music Radio | Family Heraldry | Medival Kingdom | Top Celtic Sites | Web Celt Blog | Video Celt