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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby GunChleoc » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:05 am

'S e ur beatha means "you're welcome", plural or distance form.

The informal or singular is 'S e do bheatha
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby Vanadane » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:56 pm

The link to the an/na-thing (http://www.taic.btinternet.co.uk/PDF/appen9.PDF) doesn't work anymore! Does anyone know where to find the rules?

Moran taing in advance! - help me translate the bold, please! :D :P
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby Vanadane » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:09 pm

I found the article rules on Beag air Bheag. Sorry if you went looking for it! :? :zipit:
Still looking for a translation for "Thank you in advance", though.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby GunChleoc » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:16 am

Taic have moved to http://taic.me.uk/, so the link to the article should be http://taic.me.uk/PDF/appen9.PDF

And now to something completely different:

Òrain Runrig – le stràcan

Nuair a thòisich mi air a’ Ghàidhlig ionnsachadh, b’ e goireas glè chudromach is prìseil a bh’ anns na h-òrain aig Runrig dhomh gus a fuaimean a chleachdadh. Bha a’ mhòr-chuid de na stràcan a dhìth air na faclan sgrìobhte co-dhiù agus tha mi air sgrùdadh nam faclan uile a dhèanamh gus na sràcan a bha a dhìth a chur riutha. Geibhtear na faclan air làrach-lìn Fòram na Gàidhlig.

Mòran taing do Runrig airson cead foillseachaidh a thoirt dhomh.


Runrig Lyrics – with accents

When I started learning Gaelic, Runrig’s songs were a very important and treasured ressourse for me for learning the pronunciation. Most of the accents were missing from the written words though, so I went through all the lyrics and added the missing accents. You can get the lyrics at the Fòram na Gàidhlig website.

Many thanks to Runrig for giving me permission to publish them.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby GunChleoc » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:07 pm

Chaidh mìosachan eile fhoillseachadh air AbairThusa

http://abairthusa.co.uk/forum/topics/mi ... forum_disc
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby Luca » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:03 pm

hi, sorry for speaking English, but I have a question. does anybody know a good Gaelic lessons for adult beginners in Glasgow or nearby (evening lessons preferred)? Or may know were to find such things. Can't seem to find anything on the web.
I really would like to learn this beautiful language, but I think I would need a teacher, or somebody to kick my ass sometimes or practice with me :D :zipit: Or if anybody near Glasgow is willing to meet up with me for some speaking practice every now and then would be great as well ;) .
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby GunChleoc » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:53 am

This is the Gaelic Learner's Corner,so asking in English is fine ;)

Here's a list of organisations offering Gaelic classes:

http://www.mygaelic.com/contents/view/58

And there's a meetup you can go to as well:

http://www.meetup.com/GaelicGlasgow/

Good luck!
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby Luca » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:35 am

Tapadh leat. (hope I can say leat and not leibh, as no Riggie is a stranger to me :D , or does leibh also apply when we are very good friends but have a different age?)

Another question: Normally when you address a person by name you put an "h" after the first letter and (if it is a man) an "i" before the last letter of the name (not speaking of the few exceptions). Does that also apply to non-Gaelic names like "Franziska" or "Lars"?
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They say whiskey slows you down and clouds up your thinkin
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As long as we drink whiskey, they'll continue to make it

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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby GunChleoc » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:12 pm

Luca wrote:Tapadh leat. (hope I can say leat and not leibh, as no Riggie is a stranger to me :D , or does leibh also apply when we are very good friends but have a different age?)

Tapadh leat is fine. You would say leibh to a stranger or to somebody higher in status than yourself, e.g. a teacher.

Luca wrote:Another question: Normally when you address a person by name you put an "h" after the first letter and (if it is a man) an "i" before the last letter of the name (not speaking of the few exceptions). Does that also apply to non-Gaelic names like "Franziska" or "Lars"?

Depends on the name. If the sounds of the name match the Gaelic sound system, you can do the lenition and the slenderization, if not, you just leave the name as it is. I guess you're always on the safe side leaving it out whith non-Gaelic names.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby Luca » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:05 am

a friend of mine asked me if I learn Esperanto and I want to tell him: "I'm not learning Esperanto. I'm learning Gaelic." is that correct?: Cha fòghlaim Esperanto. Tha mi fòghlaim Gàidhlig
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby GunChleoc » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:46 pm

Chan eil mi ag ionnsachadh Esperanto. Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig.

foghlam means education.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:52 pm

Dh'fheuch mi ri Esperanto ionnsachadh uair, agus bha i glè fhurasta. Ach cha do chleachd mi i, agus mar sin chaill mi i! :(

I tried to learn Esperanto once, and it was very easy. But I didn't use it, so I lost it.

Chan eil mi ag iarraidh gun tachair an aon rud do mo chuid Gàidhlig! :P

I don't want the same thing to happen to my Gaelic!
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby GunChleoc » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:56 pm

Chan eil gu dearbh. 'S e rosgrann gach latha a nì mi air a' char as lugha mas urrainn dhomh :D

Not at all! I do a sentence a day at least if I can
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Fri May 14, 2010 8:39 pm

Ciamar a tha sibh uile an-diugh?

Tha mise uabhasach toilichte, airson 's gun robh mi ann am Münster, seann bhaile glè bhrèagha ann an taobh tuath na Gearmailt, gus caraid a choinneimh latha no dhà agus RUNRIG fhaicinn! :love:

Bha an cuirm-ciùil sgoinneil, agus bha Malcolm dìreach air a dhoigh agus a' cluiche 's a' cluiche - bha mi a' smaoineachadh nach robh e ag iarraidh stad idir! :D

Bha sinn a' coiseachd mun cuairt cuideachd - sràidean eachdraidheil, mòran eaglaisean agus seann togalaichean bòidheach anns gach àite.

'S urrainn dhomh am baile a mholadh airson tadhail. :rose:


How are you all today? I'm really happy, as I was in Münster, a lovely old town in North Germany, to meet a friend for a couple of days and to see Runrig! The concert was brilliant, and Malcolm was just in his element, playing and playing - I think he didn't want to stop.
We also walked around the town - historic streets, big churches, beautiful old buildings everywhere.
I can recommend the town for a visit.


http://www.germany-tourism.de/ENG/desti ... gemein.htm

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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby GunChleoc » Sat May 22, 2010 9:47 am

B' e turas dìreach sgoinneil a bh' ann! Is mise trang leis a' chamara ùr agam. Runrig air an dòigh is iomadach rud ri fhaicinn timcheall a' bhaile an ath-latha :D
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby Vanadane » Tue May 25, 2010 6:51 pm

GunChleoc wrote:B' e turas dìreach sgoinneil a bh' ann! Is mise trang leis a' chamara ùr agam. Runrig air an dòigh is iomadach rud ri fhaicinn timcheall a' bhaile an ath-latha :D

Something about a journey (turas) and something about Runrig. Don't know what ath-latha means, but latha means day. The translator says procrastinate, but I don't know. :?
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Sun May 30, 2010 8:20 pm

GunChleoc wrote:B' e turas dìreach sgoinneil a bh' ann! Is mise trang leis a' chamara ùr agam. Runrig air an dòigh is iomadach rud ri fhaicinn timcheall a' bhaile an ath-latha :D


It says:

It was a brilliant trip (turas), and I was busy with my new camera. Runrig in great form and lots to see around the town the next (ath) day.

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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby lorna of partick » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:15 pm

Any GGs on here? x
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby GunChleoc » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:01 am

Chan eil càil a dh'fhios a'm dè GG :P

No idea what a GG is
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby lorna of partick » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:05 am

Glasgow gaelic choir. I have an audition in a fortnight & I said I'd learn all the women's parts in case there was anywhere i was more useful. I think I've bitten off more than I can chew - there is a LOT of music :?
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