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DesertRose 
Posted: 14-Apr-2005, 06:31 PM
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Holy cow! Sonee! did you let those cows out again?! wink.gif laugh.gif I was gone a day and I miss all this!

CU DUBH! YOU ARE BACK! ohmy.gif eek.gif clap.gif clap.gif

Bha mi gad ionndrainn agus tha mi cho toilichte gad fhaicinn, a charaid!
I have missed you and I am so happy to see you, my friend!

I wondered what happened to you! I have worried
(how would I say that in Gaelic?)

Tha mi dochas bidh mi gad fhaicinn more
I hope I will be seeing you more (not sure I did that right)

Halo a h-uile duine!

Ciamar a tha sibh? Tha mi fhin gle mhath, ach beagan blath ann the desert an-duigh.
How are you all? I am very well, but it is very warm in the desert today.

Tha ceist agam. De tha Gaidhlig airson Happy Birthday?
I have a question. What is Gaelic for Happy Birthday?

Tapadh leibh roimh laimh.
Thank you in advance.

Beannachd leibh


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Posted: 15-Apr-2005, 10:56 AM
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Hallo, a Rois,

tha mise gu math ach tha mi a' fas beagan sgith a-nis: bha mi ag obair bho sia sa mhadainn gu tri uairean feasgar

I am well but i am getting a bit tired now: i was working from six in the morning until three a' clock in the afternoon ...

A-nis freagairt airson do cheist : now the answer to your question

Happy birthday to you! - co-latha breith sona dhut!

congratulations - meall do naidheachd!


chi mi sibh nas anmoiche - tms gum bi mi a' gabhail snooze hehehe.


I will se you later - i thinkk that I will be taking a snooze , hehe. wink.gif


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Posted: 15-Apr-2005, 02:07 PM
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Hal a Rois, Freagairidh mi a' cheist eile
Hello Rose, i'll answer the other question

Ma tha sin ceart gu ler
If that's ok

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I wondered what happened to you! I have worried
(how would I say that in Gaelic?)


Saoil d thachair dhut, bha dragh orm.

Co-dhi, oidhche mhath mo charaidean.
Anyway goodnight friends.

Chi mi a dh' aithghearr sibh smile.gif
See you soon.

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i was working from six in the morning until three a' clock in the afternoon ...

- Na dean cus mo bhana-charaid!!!! wink.gif biggrin.gif



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Posted: 15-Apr-2005, 03:20 PM
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Feasgar math, a h-uile duine!
Good evening, everyone!

Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh?
How are you all today?

Tha mi fhin gl mhath!
I myself am very good

Tha mi'n dochas gu bheil sibh gu math cuideachd!
I hope that you are all well also!

A Rs, Sgrobh thu:
Rose, you wrote:

Tha mi dochas bidh mi gad fhaicinn more
I hope I will be seeing you more (not sure I did that right)

Chanainn:
I would say:
Tha mi'n dochas gum bidh mi gad fhaicinn tuilleadh.
(A Ch Dubh neo a Fhaileas: Tuilleadh neo barrachd? 'S docha gu tuilleadh? )

Cuideachd:
Also:
ach beagan blath ann the desert an-duigh.
but it is very warm in the desert today.

Chanainn:
I would say:
ach tha e gl bhlath anns an fhsach an diugh.
but it is very warm in the desert today.
(beagan means a little, gl means very and lenites adjecitves that follow it)

A Fhaileas, shouldn't that be Meal do naidheachd! (with one l?) Or are both acceptable?
Cuideachd, d tha tms? Tha mi a' smaoineachadh?

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Posted: 15-Apr-2005, 05:03 PM
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QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 15-Apr-2005, 09:20 PM)
(A Ch Dubh neo a Fhaileas: Tuilleadh neo barrachd? 'S docha gu tuilleadh? )

A Fhaileas, shouldn't that be Meal do naidheachd! (with one l?) Or are both acceptable?
Cuideachd, d tha tms? Tha mi a' smaoineachadh?

Hallo a Ch! smile.gif

Wizard of Owls worte:f

Rose, you wrote:

Tha mi dochas bidh mi gad fhaicinn more
I hope I will be seeing you more (not sure I did that right)

Chanainn:
I would say:
Tha mi'n dochas gum bidh mi gad fhaicinn tuilleadh.


Channainnsa - I would say:

Tha mi' n dochas gum faic mi barrachd bhuat. - I hope that I will see more from you.

And wiz: aye it is of course only with one l, lololol, I think I must have been half asleep already when I posted this, alas. There's some silly spelling mistakes in there. My apologies!

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Posted: 15-Apr-2005, 06:16 PM
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Tapadh leat airson do chuideachaidh, a ghridh! smile.gif
Thanks for your help, dearie! smile.gif

Anns an dol seachd, bha e gl bhreagha ann an Virginia an diugh!
By the way, it was very beautiful in Virginia today!

Bha a' ghrain a derrsadh agus bha e blath soillier!
The sun was shining and it was warm and clear!

Tha mi a' creidsinn gu bheil an t-Earrach an seo mu dheireadh thall!
I believe that Spring is here at last!

Uill, feumaidh mi falbh a-nis!
Well I must go now!



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Posted: 15-Apr-2005, 11:23 PM
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Here is another brief lesson for you. This one deals with names and how to address people.

Names:

Addressing People.
From Teach Yourself Gaelic (TYG) pages 15-16

Personal names often change form, and are pronounced differently when someone is being addressed, e.g.: Mairead becomes a Mhairead, and Tormod becomes a Thormoid.

The names of males usually have an h added after the initial letter, which affects the sound of the letter, and an i inserted before the last consonant(s). Thus Tormod becomes a Thormoid, Calum (Malcolm) becomes a Chaluim and Dmhnall (Donald) becomes a Dhmhnaill.

Female names only have the h added after the initial letter, thus Mairead becomes a Mhairead, Sne (Jane) becomes a Shne and Catrona (Catherine) becomes a Chatrona.

Names which begin with vowels or the letters l, n, or r do not change their intial letter, e.g. Iseabail and Alasdair retain their usual form. The a is also dropped before names beginning in vowels.

Surnames (From TYG pages 13-14)

Many Scottish surnames begin with the Gaelic word Mac meaning son, e.g.: MacDonald, Maclnnes, MacAllister. These literally mean Son of Donald, Son of Angus and Son of Alasdair, In Gaelic, the form of such surnames changes when referring to a female. Murdo MacRae is Murchadh MacRath, but Margaret MacRae is Mairead NicRath.

Nic means daughter (of). A similar system operates in Iceland with the forms -son and -dottir at the end of surnames, e.g.: Magnusson and Magnusdottir. Other forms of Gaelic surnames also change when used of a female, as in the examples below.

Males / Females
Tormod Caimbeul / Iseabail Chaimbeul
lain Camshron / Mairead Chamshron
Alasdair Grannd / Miri Ghrannd

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Posted: 16-Apr-2005, 07:07 PM
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Tapadh leat, Allen! I did not know that Mac was Gaelic. I knew it meant son of, but never knew its language origin. Interesting! smile.gif
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Posted: 16-Apr-2005, 08:44 PM
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Hallo a ghridh!

Yup! Sure is! If I wanted to say "I have a son" I would say "Tha mac agam!", which literally means "There is a son at me."

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Posted: 17-Apr-2005, 10:39 AM
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Hal a h-uile duine, ciamar a tha sibh?
I don't have to translate this one anymore do i? wink.gif

Tha mi ' n dchas gu bheil sibh uile gu math
I hope you're all well

tha i sgthach ann an Alba an-diugh
It's cloudy in Scotland today

agus tha coltas uisge oirre
and it looks like rain.

Uill, sin e an-drsda. Tioraidh cool.gif
Well, that's it for now. Bye
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Posted: 17-Apr-2005, 02:58 PM
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Tha i ann an seo, a chu - mar a bha duil agam , hehe.

- It is here, Cu, as i expected hehe.

Bha mi ag obair an-diugh, mar as abhaist - I was working today, as usual.

Ach bha sinn a ' tadhail air bhanacharaid, far an do ghabh sin dinear snog (tagliatelle le sauce tomatoe) - but we called in at a friend (female), where we took a nice dinner (tagliatelle with tomato sauce). smile.gif.

Threan i mar presenter reidio le steisean reidio iomadail (CuillinFm) agus bha a ' chiad phrogram aice an-de - She trained as presenter with a local radio station and she had her first program yesterday walkman.gif .

Rinn i uabhasach math ged's a bha i nerbhasach - She did terribly well, despite that she was nervous.

Rinn i programm runrig (abair iongadh hehehe) agus chord e glan rinn - she did a Runrig show (what a surprise hehehehe) and we enjoyed it really.

Chi mi a-rihist sibh! smile.gif (i think ye know this one by now smile.gif ) Tioraidh an-drasda!

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Posted: 17-Apr-2005, 04:35 PM
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Nach thu a tha fortanach!!!
Aren't you lucky

ag ithe Pasta agus ag isdeachd ri Runrig....
eating pasta and listening to Runrig

'S ann dhut a rug an cat an cuilean laugh.gif
Very lucky indeed

'S toil leam Pasta agus Runrig cuideachd
I like pasta and Runrig too

agus tha mi a' cur gach deagh do do charaid agus am program aice walkman.gif
All the best to your friend and her show

Nise, d ghabhas tu....Spaghetti neo Macaroni wink.gif
Now, what will you have....Spaghetti or Macaroni

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Fada bho abhainn an t-sluigh....
Fada bho abhainn an t-sluigh....
Fada bho abhainn an t-sluigh....


Oidhche mhath a h-uile duine.
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Oops mhothaic mi mearachd bheag rolleyes.gif
I noticed a wee mistake

Chan e 'nach thu'
'S e 'Nach tu'

Oidhche mhath
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Posted: 17-Apr-2005, 06:04 PM
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Hi Falieas and Cu Dubh! I love it that you guys are chatting here again! However could you do me a favor? This particular thread is for the beginners. Sometimes when there is a lot of advanced Gaelic, the beginners get a little overwhelmed and give up (as happened on the other thread we used here called Let's Try a Little Gaelic). Please chat here, but try to aim it toward the beginners. For the more advanced stuff, lets use the new thread I introduced today, Advanced Scottish Gaelic.

Tapadh leibh, a chirdean!
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Posted: 18-Apr-2005, 05:29 AM
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Nae bother....

Gaidhlig shimplidh a-mhin
Simple Gaelic only


Should be easy for a simple guy like myself. biggrin.gif


Cit' a bheil Sonee?
Where is Sonee?
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