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Danann 
Posted: 08-Jun-2004, 02:40 PM
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I'm sorry I didn't get this up yesterday. But here's the much anticipated Scottish lesson!

1. Greetings

Hal (haloo) Hello

Madainn mhath (Mahteen vah) Good morning

Feasgar math (Fayskuhr mah) Good afternoon or good evening

2. Plesantries

FORMAL (use this when speaking to someone older, someone you don't know well, someone respected, or a group)

Ciamar a tha sibh? (kay-muhr ah ha shiv) How are you?

Tha mi gu math. (ha meh goh mah) I'm well

Ciamar a tha sibh fhin? (kay-mhur ah ha shiv hein) How are you yourself

Tha mi gu math, tapadh leibh. (ha me goh ma, tahpuh leev) I am well, thank you.

INFORMAL (use this when speaking to someone younger, someone close to you, someone the same age)

Ciamar a tha thu? (kay-muhr ah ha oo) How are you?

Tha mi gu math. (ha meh goh ma) I'm fine/well

Ciamar a tha thu fhin? (kay-mhur ah ha oo hein) How are you yourself.

Tha mi gu math, tapadh leat. (ha me goh ma, tahpuh lat) I am well, thank you.

Other answers to how are you...

Tha mi sona (ha meh sona) I am happy

Tha mi blth (ha meh blah) I am hot

Tha mi fuar (ha me fu-ar) I am cold

Tha mi psta (ha meh pousta) I am married

3. Good byes

Mar sin leibh. (mar sin leev) goodbye (formal or plural)

Mar sin leat. (mar sin lat) goodbye (informal)






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Posted: 09-Jun-2004, 03:13 PM
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Tapadh leibh! Danann!

(Thank you)!


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Posted: 14-Jun-2004, 09:10 AM
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Madain Mhath
Reminds me of spanish with the informal and formal...
Ciamar a tha sibh?
Tha mi gu math.

And to copy CelticRose
Tapadh leibh


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Posted: 25-Jun-2004, 03:11 PM
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Hal CelticRose, ciamar a thu an diugh? A bheil thu ag ionnsachadh Gidhlig fhathast? Tha mi 'n dchas gu bheil. biggrin.gif
How are you CelticRose? Are you still learning Gaelic? ...Hope so.


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Posted: 25-Jun-2004, 07:26 PM
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Here are a few more useful phrase for you!

Gabh mo leisgeul - (gahv mo layshkul) Excuse me
or, formally Gabhaibh mo leisgeul (gahvee mo layshkul)
Tha mi duilich - (ha me doolikh) I am sorry
Filte! - (Fahl-chu) Welcome!
Mas e do thoil e - (mah shay doh holl ay) Please
or, formally Mas e ur toil e (mah shay oor tull ay)
'Se do bheatha - (shay doh vay-ha) You're welcome
or, formally, 'Se ur beatha (shay oor bay-ha)


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'S i Alba tr mo chridhe. 'S i Gidhlig cnan m' anama.
Scotland is the land of my heart. Gaelic is the language of my soul.
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Posted: 28-Jun-2004, 08:21 PM
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Hello Cu Dubh! I am sorry I have not had time to study the Gaelic! I have had family crises and been dealing with that...............this has been a month from H**** because of that. Hopefully things will calm down now and I can do what I need and want to do.

Hope this finds you doing well!

Mar sin leat! Rose
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Posted: 29-Jun-2004, 07:23 AM
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I'm truly sorry to hear that CelticRose. I hope the worst of your troubles are over now & that things will be on the up & up from now on.
Beannachd leat.
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Posted: 29-Jun-2004, 04:31 PM
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Tapadh leibh, Cu Dubh! Ciamar a tha thu fhein?
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Posted: 30-Jun-2004, 04:25 AM
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Chan eil adbhar a bhith a' gearan, tapadh leat
No need to complain thanks, CelticRose
Tha an t-uisge ann fad na seachdain an-seo.
It has been raining all week here.
Alba ann am meadhan an t-samhraidh...
Scotland in the middle of Summer...
...C dh' iarradh a bhith ann an ite sam bith eile?
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I want to be in Scotland now! I am planning my trip for next September! Woo hoo!

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Posted: 30-Jun-2004, 01:16 PM
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This first lesson is the same thing that Danann did, I think. but here goes:

Lesson I

ciamar a tha sibh? (formal)
how are you?

(kaymuhr uh ha shiv)


ciamar a tha thu? (informal)
how are you?

(kaymuhr uh ha oo)


Tha gu math

Fine

(Ha gu mah)


Gl mhath

Very well

(Glay vah)


Tapadh leibh (formal)
Thank you

(Tahpuh leeve)


Tapadh leat (informal)
Thank you

(Tahpuh leht)


Ciamar a tha sibh fin? (formal)
How are you yourself?

(Kaymuhr uh ha shiv fayn)


ciamar a tha thu fhin? (informal) B]

how are you yourself?

( kaymuhr uh ha oo hayn)


[B]Madainn mhath

Good morning

( Mahteen vah )



Feasgar math

Good afternoon or good evening

( Fayskuhr mah )


Tha i bragha
It's lovely

( ha ee breea-uh)



Tha i fliuch

It is wet

( Ha ee flewch)



Tha i fuar

It's cold

( Ha ee foouhr )


An-diugh

Today

( Uhn jooh )

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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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Seo an duine agam
This is my husband

Seo a' bhean agam
This is my wife

Seo an nighean agam
This is my daughter

Seo am mac agam
This is my son

One of the things to remember about Gaelic is that there is no verb 'to have'. So instead of saying 'i have something' in Gaelic one of the ways of expressing ownership is to say it is 'at you'

aig - at
agam - at me
agad - at you (informal)
agaibh - at you (formal)
aige - at him
aice - at her
againn - at us
aca - at them

for example:-
tha c agam - I have a dog. Or literally - a dog is at me
tha cat agad - You have a cat - A cat is at you
tha cr aige - He has a car
tha mac aca - They have a son
tha taigh aig Mairi - Mary has a house
and so on.
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On the same line, notice that the noun is the final thing... usually you say everything about the noun first before you tell what its about.

so literally you are saying "a house Mary has."
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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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