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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby treaclemine » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:32 pm

Feasgar math a h-uile duine.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby wee tam » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:23 am

can someone do me a translation please?

i would like a translation of "Welcome To The 'Alba gu Brath' Website!" if at all possible? Failing that, "Welcome To 'Alba Gu Brath'!" would be fine :)

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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:19 am

Hi Tam, better late than never, I hope.

Welcome to is: Fàilte gu OR Fàilte do


Fàilte gu 'Alba gu brath' - welcome to Alba gu Brath


Fàilte dhan làrach-lìn 'Alba gu brath' - welcome to the website (called) 'Alba gu brath'


Fàilte gu làrach-lìn 'Alba gu brath' - welcome to the website of Alba gu brath


Only minor differences - take your pick!
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Postby ianburnett » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:59 pm

I recently finished one of my compositions and was hoping that somebody here could give me the Gaelic term for "the flow" which I intend on naming it.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:13 am

It depends, as usual, on context, but the most likely word by far for 'the flow' would be ' an t-sruth'. (pron. /un TROO/)(Flow, stream , current)

These 2 online dictionaries give you more choice, but I would be very careful regarding context.


http://www.faclair.com/index.aspx

http://www2.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/facl ... tairg=Lorg
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Postby ianburnett » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:22 am

Thanks for that.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby wee tam » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:34 am

rig wrote:Hi Tam, better late than never, I hope.

Welcome to is: Fàilte gu OR Fàilte do


Fàilte gu 'Alba gu brath' - welcome to Alba gu Brath


Fàilte dhan làrach-lìn 'Alba gu brath' - welcome to the website (called) 'Alba gu brath'


Fàilte gu làrach-lìn 'Alba gu brath' - welcome to the website of Alba gu brath


Only minor differences - take your pick!


thank you, I thought it may be failte gu alba gu brath, but wasn't sure about the case and grammar
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby Ronnie » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:47 pm

Is mise Veronica. Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig.

I am a new learner. I started learning because I love Gàidhlig song but I have recently found out my grandad(who died before I was born) was from the Scottish Highlands and a native speaker.

I was wondering if more advanced learners have any advice for me? I live in a area where there are no classes or other speakers so I am learning from a book.
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:09 pm

Halò, a Ronnie,

Fàilte! :rose:

A good place to do a distance course (interactive weekly Skype classes, online materials) is the Atlantic Gaelic Academy. They start new courses in September. Their Beginners course (at various times) is quite fast-paced.
http://gaelicacademy.ca/

SMO don't do real beginners in ther distance programme, and are more expensive, but good once you move on a bit. http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/index_en.html

There's a free BBC short course online for beginers at http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/foghlam/beag_air_bheag/


Also worth joining Fòram na Gàidhlig for a bit of practice, and maybe to link up on Skype with other learners: http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/foram/
It also has good links to resources: http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/index.php?page=4


And if you're on Facebook, there are two OK Gaelic pages:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=gro ... ish.Gaelic

and

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=gro ... 2216292068

Good luck! :D
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby Ronnie » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:23 pm

Thanks :D
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby WaterWolf » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:42 pm

Just out of pure curiosity: How would you say wolf in Gaelic? :)
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:22 pm

madadh-allaidh (pron. mattugh - ALi)

Waterwolf would be

madadh-allaidh-uisge (mattugh-ALi-OOSH-gih)


madadh = hound
allaidh = fierce, wild
uisge = water (uisge-beatha= water of life= whisky)

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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby usrunrigfan » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:42 pm

I've asked this before, but I'll try again.

Does anyone know what Rory is singing in Gaelic in "From the North"?
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby WaterWolf » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:24 am

Thank you very much Rig! :D
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby Daver3366 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:23 am

Hi everybody

I come here for help...

I'm helping to organise a trading card game tournament in a few weeks, and I'm planning to give out prizes to the top player from each nation that attends. The prizes will be handmade and will have the legend "Best <xxx> Player" in the approriate language.

So can anyone please tell me how to say "Best Scottish player" in Gaelic?

Many thanks
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:28 pm

An Cluicheadair Albannach as Fheàrr

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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby Daver3366 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:35 am

rig wrote:An Cluicheadair Albannach as Fheàrr

:rose:


Thanks!
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby gaelwildflower » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:48 pm

Halo, is mise Beathag.
Hello, my name is Rebecca.

Question: how do you say, "I hate Mondays" in Gaelic? I looked online for a possible translation, and all I got was Irish Gaelic. I've got Diluain down pat, I just need to know the rest. :)
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby rig » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:49 am

Tha gràin agam air Diluain. :x
There is hate/loathing at me on Mondays!

c.f. Tha gaol agam air Ruairidh - I love Rory. ;)


Less strong:

Cha toil leam Diluain idir - I dont like Mondays at all. :?
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Re: Gaelic Learner's Corner

Postby gaelwildflower » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:24 am

I think I love Rory more than I will ever hate Mondays... ;) So,

Tha gaol agam air Ruaraidh.

Quite a handsome lad. :)
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