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WizardofOwls 
Posted: 01-Feb-2005, 02:17 PM
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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?


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Posted: 01-Feb-2005, 03:33 PM
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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.


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Posted: 06-Feb-2005, 10:58 PM
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Gun robh math agaibh, Allen.
S'mise Stoirmeil. Tha mi a fuireach ann an New York.
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Failte Stoirmeil!

What does "Gun robh math agaibh" mean?

Tha mi duilich.
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Posted: 12-Feb-2005, 09:54 PM
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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

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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.

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Posted: 21-Mar-2005, 11:08 AM
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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!

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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



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Posted: 04-Apr-2005, 12:06 PM
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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.


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Posted: 04-Apr-2005, 12:14 PM
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'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!
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Posted: 04-Apr-2005, 01:18 PM
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natuerally I,m looking for mine, Steven and those of my wife and kids as well. Anna, Joshua and Stephanie.

Tapadh leat.
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Posted: 04-Apr-2005, 01:37 PM
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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
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Thats great to know. thank you, I meen Tapadh leat.
I'm loking forward improving my gaelic
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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!
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Posted: 05-Apr-2005, 07:39 PM
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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!
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