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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby WaterWolf » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:05 pm

To the gaelic speakers on here: May I ask how to say "The town by the sea"?
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:44 pm

am baile ri taobh na mara :rose:

What do you need it for?
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby WaterWolf » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:33 pm

Thank you very much :rose: Just a story that I'm writing for fun :)
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby iasgair » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:32 am

rig wrote:am baile ri taobh na mara :rose:

What do you need it for?


or baile na mara [anglicised = balnamara :?: ] if a place name :twisted:

ie ballachulish (baile a' chaolais) - village by the narrows
balmaqueen; balmacara; balranald...
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:22 am

Yes, that's a good point, iasgair. :)

Was it meant to be a place-name, rather than a literal translation, Waterwolf?

If so, go for Baile na mara / Balnamara (=town of the sea)
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby sundaydriver » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:16 pm

I would love it if Y'all could put the pronunciations of phrases posted on here. The true beauty of this language is the sound of it. And I for one haven't a clue but would love to know more!
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby WaterWolf » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:29 pm

I did indeed iasgair! Thank you very much for pointing that out :) and sorry Rig that I wasn't more specific.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:01 pm

BAL- eh na MA-ruh. :rose:

In Gaelic the first syllables are usually stressed, and the remaining syllables (and little words in between, like 'na') are unstressed, so are faster and less clear.
Sometimes they get dropped altogether in rapid speech, giving in this case

Bail' na mara.

leading to the 'English' spelling of the Gaelic pronunciation, Balnamara - the 'e' has disappeared.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby gillyp » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:22 am

Would love to learn but am a rank beginner-in other words I don't know any Gaelic. It looks similar to Cornish, but my main problem will be with pronunciation! Any ideas?
I think it is important that everyone should at least be able to be polite and courteous in all the Brit languages! I just fail at the moment!
I will try going back to page one and practicing! Thanks for the lessons.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:51 pm

try this:

http://learngaelic.net/


and this:

http://learngaelic.net/beginner/bairb.jsp



Gur math a thèid leat!

Good luck!
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby Crunchie » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:15 pm

If anyone in the Falkirk area is interested there is a beginners Gaelic class just started up in Camelon on a Monday night. There's been 2 classes so far and it's £3 a class from 7pm-9pm. :)
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby GunChleoc » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:35 pm

*comes out of the woordwork for a bit of hit-and-run posting*

Predictive texting is now available for Android phones for Scottish, Irish and Manx Gaelic.

Search for Adaptxt in the Google Play store.

Install instructions (Scottish Gaelic) here: http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/vi ... =28&t=2437
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby jmb » Tue May 13, 2014 12:43 pm

Halo, Is mise Eos. 'S e Albannach-ur a th'annam. Tha e gu math gu bhith seo. Cluich mi giotar, an fhideag airgid agus seinn. Tha Gaidhlig beagan agam.

Hello, My name is Joe. I'm a Nova Scotian. It is good to be here. I play guitar, the silver whistle, and sing. I have some Gaelic.

Tapadh leibh
Thank you.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Mon May 19, 2014 10:06 pm

Fàilte an seo, Eòis! :rose:

Tha e fìor mhath gille à Alba Nuadh fhaicinn air a' bhòrd! Càite a bheil thu a' fuireach?
Agus dè seòrsa ciùil a bhios tu a' cluich? Tha ceòl math agaibh thall ann an Alba Nuadh. :music:



Welcome here Joe!
It's really good to see a Nova Scotia lad on the board. Where do you live? And what sort of music do you pay? You have good music over in NS.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby jmb » Tue May 20, 2014 11:41 pm

Tapadh leibh. Tha mi as Arisaig agus Truro, ach tha mi a' fuireach anns Annapolis a-nis. Cluich mi ceol Celtic-Rock. B' fhearr leam fhin Runrig.

Thank you. I'm from Arisaig and Truro, but I am living in Annapolis now. I play Celtic-Rock music. I really prefer Runrig.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby GunChleoc » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:04 pm

Chuir mi faclan nan òran Gàidhlig ùra ris an làrach-lìn agam.
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