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Posted: 01-Feb-2005, 12:05 AM
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Here are some basic Gaelic phrases for different topics. These are taken from the Archives at scottishradiance.com. I will post new additions from time to time.

GREETINGS - POLITE EXPRESSIONS
English -Scots Gaelic - Pronunciation

Welcome - filte - faaltsh

good morning - madainn mhath - matin vah
good day - latha math - laah mah
good afternoon/evening - feasgar math - fesker mah
good night - oidhche mhath - oych vah

bye for now- toraidh an drsda - tsheearee an draasta
goodbye (lit. blessings go with you, 2 forms) - Beannachd leat, Beannachd Leibh - byannachk let, byannachk leyv

excuse me - gabh mo leisgeul - gav mo leshkl
I am sorry -tha mi duilich - haa mee doolich

thank you - tapadh leibh - tahp leyv
many thanks - mran taing - mohrn tigh -ng
you're welcome - ?s e ur beatha - shey oor behah


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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: 01-Feb-2005, 12:06 AM
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Here are some more Gaelic phrases from the archives at scottishradiance.com.

HOW ARE YOU?
English -Scots Gaelic - Pronunciation

How are You? (formal & plural) - Ciamar a tha sibh? - keemar haa sheev
How are You? (informal) - Ciamar a tha thu? - keemar haa oo
Fine, thank you - tha gu math, tapadh leibh - haa goo mah, tahp leyv
I am fine - tha mi gu math - haa mee goomah
Not bad - chan eil dona - chan yeyll donn
I am not well - tha mi bochd - haa mee bochk
I am tired - tha mi sgth - haa mee skee
I am very well, thank you (plural, polite) - Tha mi gl mhath, tapah leibh - haa mee glay vah, tahp leyv
How are you yourself? - Ciamar a tha thu-fhin? - keemar haa oo hayn?
How are you yourself? (plural, polite) - Ciamar a tha sibh-fhin? - keemar haa sheev hayn?
I am fine thank you - Tha mi gu digheil - haa mee goo dohyel
I am just so - so - Tha mi dreach meadhanach - haa mee jeerakh meanakh
Middling well - Meadhanach math - meanakh mah
I am not too well at all at all - Chan eil mi ro mhath, idir idir - chan yeyll mee ro vah, eechir eechir
How are you doing? (lit. what's your condition) - D do chor? - jeh doh khor?
Fine, Thanks - Deagh chor, tapahd leat - jeh khor, tahp let
How are things going for you? - Ciamar tha 'dol dhut? - keemar haa dol ghoot?
They're going fine - Tha gu math - haa goo mah
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Posted: 01-Feb-2005, 12:08 AM
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How Many - Numbers
English - Scots Gaelic ? Pronunciation

How many .....? - Cia mheud....? - K vee- t
zero - neoni - nyoh-nee
one - aon - aohn
two - d - daah
three - tr - tree
four - ceithir - ke-hir
five - cig - koh-ik
six - sia - shee-
seven - seachd - shachk
eight - ochd - ochk
nine - naoi - naoy
ten - deich - jeh-ch
for numbers over ten - deich turns into deug - jeek
eleven - aon deug - aohn jeek
twelve - d dheug - daah yeek
thirteen - tr deug - tree jeek
fourteen - ceithir deug - ke-hir jeek
twenty - fichead - ficht
thirty - deich air fhichead - jeh-ch ehr icht
forty - d fhichead - daah icht
fifty - leth cheud - lyeh cheet
sixty - tr fichead - tree ficht
seventy - tr fichead 's a deich - tree ficht s jeh-ch
eighty - ceithir fichead - ke-hir ficht
ninety - ceithir fichead 's a deich- ke-hir ficht s jeh-ch
ninety-one - ceithir fichead 's a h-aon deug - ke-hir ficht s haohn jeek
a hundred - ceud - kee-t
a thousand - mle - meel
two/three persons - dithis/triir neach - jee-ish/tryoohr nyach
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Posted: 01-Feb-2005, 12:43 AM
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Here are some more basic Gaelic phrases from the archives at scottishradiance.com.

Day Week Year
English - Scots Gaelic ? Pronunciation

the day - an latha - n laah
the week - an t-seachdain - n tshach-kin
the month - a' mhos - vee s
year - a'bhliadhna - vlee-n
the seasons - na rithean - n raa-yn

What day is it? - d an latha a tha ann - jey n laah hownn
What month is it? - d a' mhos a tha ann - jey n vee--es hownn

Monday - Diluain - jee-loo-in
Tuesday - Dimirt - jee- maarsh-tsh
Wednesday - Diciadain - jee-kee- tin
Thrusday - Diardaoin - jee ardaoyn
Friday - Dihaoine - jee- haon
Saturday - Disathairne - jee-sahrnye
Sunday - Di Dmhnaich, Latha na Sbaid - jee-doh-nich, laah n saah-pitsh
(Note: Di Dmhnaich is used by Catholics and Protestants, Latha na Sbaid is used by Protestants only)

January - am Faoilleach - - m faoyll-ych
February - an Gearran - n gyarrn
March - am Mrt - m maahrsht
April - an Giblean - n geeblyn
May - an Citean - n key-tshn
June - an t-Og-mhios - n tohg-vee-s
July ? an t-Iuchar ? n choo-khar
August ? an Lnasdal ? n loon-a-stal
September ? an t-Sultain ? n tool-ten
October - an Dmhair ? n dah-ver
November ? an t-Samhain ? n ta-vin
December ? an Dbhlachd ? n dool-akhk

spring - an t-earrach - an tsharrch
summer - an samhradh - n sow-rgh
autumn - am forghar - m faohr
winter - an geamhradh - n gyow-rgh
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