johnklepac wrote:Sectori wrote:johnklepac wrote:Thanks. Few people here actually know any SG so I've had to mostly play it by guesses.
What resources are you using to learn?
Just an online dictionary and Wikipedia's entry for "Scottish Gaelic grammar." I'm broke and don't have a credit card.
Here are some sites you should check out:
- TAIC, structured lessons plus audio
- Sabhal Mòr Ostaig's online dictionary, if it's not the one you're using already
- Beag air Bheag, the BBC's online course
- Learn Gaelic has some useful things on it
- there are others in the "Celtic language resources" topic
Chan eil, chan eil domh ùidh agam anns a' bhàrdachd.
Theirigeadh(/Rachadh) an duine gu h-ìosal do an dh'Àisia.
(I'm assuming you wanted to say "The person below me would go to Asia"? Using the conditional here feels weird to me.)
Uheheh. I was trying to say "has gone" (SG allows use of the simple past for the present perfect, right?), but since I wasn't able to find the verbal noun form of "theirig" I just guessed. Is "rach" still common outside conditionals?
The past tense of "go" is irregular, in any case: it's chaidh (dependent deach). rach is used for commands as well.
Also, it would be dhomh
"Domh" is in the dictionary, though, and in the expression "cha 'n eòl domh." Is it an antiquated form or something?
As far as I know, yes. It might be very southern (the dialects that are closer to Ulster Irish), but I'm really not sure and wouldn't count on it. Are you using that one really old online dictionary? SMO's is much more current, and English Wiktionary is actually pretty solid, too.
and do plus the definite article contracts to don or dhan.
Is "do" + an article wrong, or is it just unidiomatic? Either way, I'll change; just wondering.
I'm pretty sure it's just wrong, but it's possible that it's acceptable as a variant before plural nouns; you'd have to ask someone who uses don as the contraction.
Anyway, with my luck this'll turn out like crap:
Chan eil, tha mo teaglach às an t-Seic, às a' Chuimrigh, agus à na-hàiteachan eile.
à becomes às before the definite article, a' Chuimrigh and an t-Seic both include the definite article, and while I think you can coordinate objects of prepositions, doing it for words with different definitenesses sounds super-weird to me, as does having àiteachan be definite here.
Tha an duine gu h-ìosal a' cluiche a' ghiotàir.
seinn is "sing", and in any case you can't just use the verbal noun as the verb there. Verbal nouns take objects in the genitive, thus a' ghiotàir.
To be perfectly blunt, I think it would be probably more productive for you to take a look at some of the pages I linked above for a more structured intro to Gaelic, rather than trying to construct specific sentences with only a grammar and a dictionary.
Chan eil mi a' cluiche a' ghiotàir, ach tha mi a' cluiche na feadaige 's an fìdhle. Chan eil mi a' cluiche glè math, ge-ta.
Chan eil coimpiùtair aig an duine gu h-ìosal.