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Sonee 
Posted: 19-May-2005, 10:46 PM
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Feasgar math!!

Sorry CelticRose!! I was very tired when I wrote that so I didn't translate it and I didn't put it all in Gidhlig!! The word in brackets are the ones I didn't know how to say in Gidhlig or didn't know if they even exist! It should read:

It is too hot to sleep so I am here posting!

The second line was supposed to read I miss you also but, alas, I don't know how also translates into Gidhlig! So I improvised!! To lazy to figure it out!!

The last one was a reply to Eiric and his loathing of Math!! I hate math myself. Can't seem to get after my daughter for her not-so-stellar performance in math this year! Ah well, the joys of parenting!!!

Tha i uabhasach teth ann an Nebraska an-duigh....a-rithist!!!
It is terribly hot in Nebraska today.....again!!! (So I know how you feel Rs!)

Unfortunately, I do not know how to say 'I'm glad you are back' or 'are you all going to see Star Wars' in Gidhlig!! But it is unlikely that I will unless it comes to the drive in theater. The indoor theater is just too expensive!!! How about you?


Oidhche mhath, a-huile duine!! Thanks for all the welcomes!! And I missed all of you terribly!! It's so good to be back!


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Posted: 20-May-2005, 04:41 AM
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Hal a-rithist a charaidean choir. biggrin.gif

Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?

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De tha gaidhlig airson.........I am glad you are back

....Tha mi toilichte gu bheil thu air ais
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De tha gaidhilig airson...........are you all going to see Star Wars?

...Am bi sibh uile a' dol a dh' fhaicinn Star Wars?

O bithidh gu dearbh
Oh yes

Bidh mi-fhin cmhla ris a' chlann agam a' dol dhan taigh-dhealbh a-mireach. biggrin.gif
I will be going along with my kids to the cinema tomorrow.

Am faca duine sam bidh eile e fhathast?
Did anyone else see it yet?

Am bheil e math?
Is it good?


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  Posted: 20-May-2005, 05:12 PM
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Bithidh mise gu cinnteach - I will surely wink.gif

Tha gaol agam air Star Wars. - I love star was. Chunnaic mi a h- uile filmichean - I saw all the film. Tha mi a' smaoinneachadh gur e "The Empire strikes back" a tha as fhearr - I think that The Empire Strikes back is the best one.

Ach 's toigh leam na filmichean eile - but I like the other films. thumbs_up.gif

's bochd sin nach robh iad a ' tionndadh sgeulachdan bho Darkover na filmichean - It is a shame that they didn't turn stories from Darkover into films.

Bhiodh sin beachd, nach eil - That would be an idea, wouldn't it? laugh.gif laugh.gif cool.gif rolleyes.gif

Slainte! Gabhaidh mi dram Glean Fiadhaich Caoran a dh' aithghearr .... rolleyes.gif

I will take a dram Glenn Fiddich Caoran soon ... wink.gif


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Posted: 20-May-2005, 06:35 PM
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Hallo a h-uile duine!
Hello everyone!

Tha i stoirmeil ann an Virginia an diugh!
It is stormy in VA today!

'S fior thoigh leam tachartasan (?) ceithir gu sia, ach chan fhaca mi tachartasan aon gu tr fhathast.
I love episodesfour through six, but I haven't seen episodes one to three yet.

Tha mi a' creidsinn gun robh "Star Wars" a bha as fhearr!
I think that Star Wars was the best!


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Posted: 20-May-2005, 07:20 PM
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QUOTE (Sonee @ 19-May-2005, 11:46 PM)
Feasgar math!!

Sorry CelticRose!! I was very tired when I wrote that so I didn't translate it and I didn't put it all in Gidhlig!! The word in brackets are the ones I didn't know how to say in Gidhlig or didn't know if they even exist! It should read:


laugh.gif laugh.gif That's ok, Sonee! Tha mi a' tuigsinn...I understand

I don't know how to say.......That's ok! I ordered a new Gaelic dictionary a few weeks ago, but it will not arrive till next month. sad.gif

Tapadh leat, Cu Dubh airson an chuideachaich.
Thanks Cu Dubh for your help.

'S toigh leam Star Wars cuideachd
I like Star Wars too.

Tha mi 'n dochas to see it this weekend. Episodes 1-3 were the best, I think.

Tha i uabhasach teth an-duigh a-rithist. Bha e 105 an-duigh!
It is terribly hot today again. It was 105 today.

Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil latha math agaibh.
I hope you all have a good day.

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Posted: 21-May-2005, 04:32 AM
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QUOTE (CelticRose @ 21-May-2005, 01:20 AM)
I don't know how to say.......That's ok! I

A Rois, a bhana-charaid,

tha sin ceart gu leor - that is all right

Feumaidh mi falbh a-nis - i have to go now!

obair ....- work ... sad.gif
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Posted: 24-May-2005, 03:30 AM
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Halo a charaidean. Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?

Uill, chunnaic mi Star Wars aig an deireadh-seachdain
Well, I saw Star Wars at the weekend

...agus chan eil e dona idir.
...and it wasn't bad at all.

Tha a' ghrian a' derrsadh an-drsda -
The sun is shining at the moment -

Ged a tha i sgthach cuideachd
Although it's cloudy too

'S dcha gum bi an t-uisge ann feasgar
It will probably rain in the afternoon

Co-dhi - Latha math agaibh. Mar sin leibh cool.gif
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Posted: 24-May-2005, 09:34 AM
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Hallo a Ch!
Hello C!

Chan fhaca mi an dealbh sin fhathast.
I have not seen that movie yet.

Ach tha mi ag iarraidh e a dh'fhaicinn. (?)
But I want to see it. (Not usre if I said that correctly. Probably not! wink.gif )

Tha i soillier griannach blth ann an VA an-diugh!
It is clear sunny and warm in VA today!
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Posted: 24-May-2005, 02:04 PM
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Haidh Wizard. Ciamar a tha thu an-diugh?
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Ach tha mi ag iarraidh e a dh'fhaicinn. (?)
But I want to see it. (Not usre if I said that correctly. Probably not! wink.gif )

Chan eil mi buileach cinnteach
I'm not sure

Ach tha mi a' smaoineachadh gum biodh e rud mar seo-
But i think it would be something like this-

Tha mi ag iarraidh 'fhaicinn
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Tha mi airson 'fhaicinn

D do bheachd a Fhaileas?
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Posted: 24-May-2005, 02:08 PM
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Oops - Rudeigin mar seo -Something like this rolleyes.gif

Am bi thu a' dol a dh' fhaicinn Star Wars III ma-tha?
Will you be going to see Star Wars III then?
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Posted: 24-May-2005, 05:39 PM
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Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gur e "Tha mi airson Star Wars III fhaicinn" no "Tha mi ag iarraidh Star Wars III fhaicinn" a th' ann. - I think that its like above.

Just remember that all statement of desire or intention require inversion and infinitive. Probably it's a bit much to explain here. But just that you others get an idea:


Feumaidh mi/ Tha mi ag iarraidh/ B' fhearr leam/ S' toigh leam/ Bu choir dhomh

I must/ I want/ i'd prefer/ I like/ I should

These phrases require inversion plus the infinitive.

The usual sentece structure is Verb subject object

Here it is Verb object infinitive. Therefore:

Tha mi airson film fhaicinn - I want film to see (which is the literal translation)

another expample:

Tha mi airson each a cheannaich - I want a horse to buy

Tha mi airson oran a ghabhail - I want a song to take (remember ye take songs, poems, readings in gaidhlig wink.gif ) note.gif

I think the confusion would be perfect if I said that of couse the usual rules of lenition apply and the a of the infinitive falls away if the following verb starts with a vowel ...

tha mi airson uisge beatha ol - I want whisky drink

tha mi airson biadh ithe - I want food eat pizza.gif

so better forget about it .... wink.gif laugh.gif


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Posted: 25-May-2005, 03:05 AM
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Madainn mhath biggrin.gif

Tapadh leat a Fhaileas.

Just for the sake of curiosity how would you say-
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I want to see it.


I thought it would be-

Tha mi airson 'fhaicinn
Where 'it' is masculine & thus the possesive adjective 'a' drops out altogether

or

Tha mi airson a faicinn
Where 'it' is feminine.
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Posted: 25-May-2005, 04:49 AM
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Tapadh leat, a Ch agus Fhaileas, airson ur cuideachaidh!
Thanks, C and Faileas, for your help!

Feumaidh mi falbh a-nis.
I must go now.

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Posted: 25-May-2005, 06:38 PM
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Tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil tu ceart, a Chu smile.gif I think that you are right, cu

Thuirt deagh charaid as na Hearadh (An Rapaire) - A good friend from Harris said

Bu math leam fhaicinn

agus thuirt Den (Camha) - and Den said

tha mi airson a fhaicinn

agus chan eil mise buileach cinnteach mu dheidhinn sin. - and I am not completely sure about this

' s docha gur e - Probably it is

"Tha mi airson a dh' fhaicinn" a th' ann (tha e nas fhasa a radh - it is easier to say)

Deanaibh taghadh , hehe - take your pick smile.gif

chan eil iad fada as - they are all not far from the right thing wink.gif
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Posted: 26-May-2005, 03:43 AM
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Thanks Faileas thorough as ever. biggrin.gif
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