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GunChleoc 
Posted: 23-Jul-2007, 10:28 PM
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'S e do bheatha! - your welcome!

Tha mi duilich nach robh mi ann, cha d' fhuair mi notification e-mail.
I'm sorry I haven't been around, I didn't get a notification e-mail.


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Posted: 24-Jul-2007, 02:01 AM
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Halo!

[Gotta figure out where those accents live on my keyboard]

'S mise Becca. [No idea what Rebecca would be, though I guess it would be in the Bible]

Tha mi a' fuireach ann an North Carolina.

How do you say "on a farm"?

OK - that's all I can come up with after just reading the first couple of pages. The repetition is great, though. I'll be back after I've read all 32 pages of this topic. (;


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Posted: 24-Jul-2007, 02:56 AM
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I think you can get them when you switch your keyboard to Irish. I don't know which key it will be though, since I'm working with different keyboard layouts. Windows will allow you to switch between keyboard layouts once you activate them in the control panel (use left alt key + tab to switch between layouts or assign it a shortcut).

Hal a Bhecca!

Cha d' fhuair mi d' ainm aig an lrach Akerbeltz agus chan eil Boball Gidhlig agamsa.
I didn't find your name at the Akerbeltz site and I don't have a Gaelic Bible.

Tha thu a' fuireach ann an Carolina-a-Tuath, ann an tuathanas.
You are living in NC, on a farm (I think you say "In a farm" in Gaelic, you also live "in" an Island)

Tha mise a' fuireach anns a' Ghearmailt ann an baile mr, ach tha mi baile beag. C s a tha thusa? A bheil thu Carolina?
I am living in Germany, in a big city, but I'm from a smalltown. Where are you from? Are you from Carolina?

The stressed pronouns are used not only for emphasis, but also when you switch between referents, e.g. the first time I switch to mentioning myself I use mise, then I continue using mi. Then I start to talk about you, so I first use thusa, then thu. I used the -sa in agamsa in the first sentence for emphasis.
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Posted: 24-Jul-2007, 05:50 AM
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I just spent two hours typing two sentences in reply and then accidentally closed the window!

Let's see if I can re-do it from memory:

'A bha mi ann an San Francisco. Chan e 'a baille baeg! [Honest, I'll hunt up how to switch over my keyboard after I've gotten a bit of rest!] Tha mi a' fuireach ann an tuathanas [er, "now"?].

This is very helpful. Seeing the interactions and the explanations in-line helps me see the patterns and build expectations, which is what I need. Memorizing rules only gets me so far when the letters and symbols turn somersaults! Anyway -

D tha thu a' danamh an-diugh?

I cheated on that one - got it from a phrase book, as you can tell from the correct characters (at least I hope they are correct). I did know that an-diugh is "today", however, all by my lonesome . . . biggrin.gif One of my favorite Capercaillie songs has it in it.

Tapadh leit! Agus, madainn mhath!
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Posted: 24-Jul-2007, 12:51 PM
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Tha mi uabhasach duilich seo a chluinntinn, 's dcha b' fharr leat Word no prgram mar sin a chleachdadh nuair a bhios thu a' sgrobhadh.
I'm terribly sorry to hear that, maybe it would be better for you to use Word or a program like that while writing.

Too much grammar here, I'm not going to explain that and I hope I've got it right rolleyes.gif

For where you're from, you use the preposition :

Tha thu San Francisco. Chan e baile beag a th' ann. Tha thu a' fuireach ann an tuathanas an-drsda. (or an-drsta in the current spelling)

With nouns, you always have to use the 'S e/Chan e ... a th' ann construction. And you don't use the article, because you want to say a city, not the city.

An e baile bragha a th' ann an San Francisco? No bheil e grannda?

D tha mi a' danamh? 'S e feasgar a th' ann an-seo mu thrth, agus tha mi airson bidhe a' gabhail. Chaidh mi dhan Ikea an-diugh agus cheannaich mi fram.

What am I doing? It's evening over here already, and I plan to eat something. I went to Ikea today and I bought a frame.
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Posted: 24-Jul-2007, 08:36 PM
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In the Gaelic Bible, it is Rebecah. Hope that helps. smile.gif


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'S i Alba tr mo chridhe. 'S i Gidhlig cnan m' anama.
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Posted: 24-Jul-2007, 09:15 PM
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Tapadh leit!

I need some sleep before I plunge in here again. I was up all night with a sick dog last night.

This is like crack for linguists, though, wow. Must . .tear . . .myself . . .away . . .
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Posted: 25-Jul-2007, 12:59 AM
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I know what you mean...

BTW leat with an a - just saying it again so you don't get into the habit of spelling it wrong.

Caidil gu math!
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I wonder what "leit" is. I really need a paper dictionary. It's something in Latin I remember . . .

Later today I'll come back and do my homework. I promised hubby I'd save this for after my chores are done. He has an online game that he gets sucked into, similarly, and so we made a pact last night not to get distracted! biggrin.gif
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Posted: 26-Jul-2007, 12:13 AM
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*lol*

leite is Portuguese for milk, so you might have a point with Latin tongue.gif

I don't speak Latin though wink.gif
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Posted: 12-Oct-2007, 04:16 AM
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Cite a bheil sibh uile? A bheil sibh be fhathast? unsure.gif

Where are you all? Are you still alive?
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LOL, Hallo Gun!

I am still alive, but have been very busy! Tha mi duilich.

Ciamar a tha thu?

Recently I have been trying to get back into the Gaelic, but it has been so long I have literally had to start over!

Question, I have "slan agus beannachd" as health and blessing. Is that correct?

Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil.

Oidche mhath dhuibh agus chi mi a-rithist thu.

My Gaelic is very bad now, no? unsure.gif


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Posted: 24-Oct-2007, 12:39 AM
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QUOTE (CelticRose @ 20-Oct-2007, 03:41 AM)
LOL, Hallo Gun!

I am still alive, but have been very busy!  Tha mi duilich.

Ciamar a tha thu? 

Tha mi-fhn gu math trang an-drsda. Tha caraid a' gluasad agus tha mi ga cuideachadh. Tha tuil bhogsaichean agus staidhre gun chroch ann.
I'm pretty busy myself right now. A friend is moving and I'm helping her. A flood of boxes and stairs without end.

QUOTE (CelticRose @ 20-Oct-2007, 03:41 AM)
Recently I have been trying to get back into the Gaelic, but it has been so long I have literally had to start over!

Question, I have "slan agus beannachd" as health and blessing. Is that correct?

Tha mi 'n dochas gu bheil.

Saoilidh mi gu bheil sin ceart.
I think that's correct

QUOTE (CelticRose @ 20-Oct-2007, 03:41 AM)
Oidche mhath dhuibh agus chi mi a-rithist thu.

My Gaelic is very bad now, no?  unsure.gif

Chan eil, tha a' Ghidhlig agad ceart gu ler! biggrin.gif
No, your Gaelic is fine
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Bidh mi a' siubhal a-mireach agus chan eil mi cinnteach ma bhios mi air loidhne an didh sin am bliadhna.

Tha mi an dchas gum bi Nollaig chridheil agaibh agus bliadhna mhath r!

laibh agus ithibh cus! Ch mi an ath-bhliadhna sibh biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 01-Feb-2005, 02:17 PM)
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?

Feasgar math, Ciamar a tha sibh Ailean


Is mise Fraoch (Heather)

Tha mu a fuireach ann an Godley,Tx.

I am an advanced beginner in reading & beginner in conversation. That deer in headlights look if you start jabbering gaelic at me at a festival. biggrin.gif
I have learned a lot playing gaelic pictionary with my friends in our study group.



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