neoni wrote:i see what you did there
i have no idea what i was talking about in this post
Thanks Neoni, but now I'm more confused than ever. Did you omit the capitals on purpose? Is there a reason you spelled Oban with an "i" in it? I'm beginning to think I should have just named this dog Blackie.the preposition used is not a matter of which one you like best, rather it depends on the case, gender and beginning of the following word
My apologies, I see why you interpreted this as you did. I can use as many words as I want (with the exception of "of") as long I don't exceed 17 letters, including spaces.just the two words
Thank you. That's what I thought. Gee, I must be learning something.And to a Gaelic speaking person, "Dubhgall An t-Oban" wouldn't make sense at all.
Isn't Dubhgall Gaelic for Dougall? The name Dubhgall and the town Oban hold immense significance for us. I will spare you the big, long story. But I just thought, since I can't use "of" in English, it might work and be in keeping with the name to use the Gaelic version of "of".why does it have to be Gaelic anyway?
Snowshoe wrote:Isn't Dubhgall Gaelic for Dougall? The name Dubhgall and the town Oban hold immense significance for us.
nighean-neonach wrote:When I say "an robh", the "bh" is almost silent. I think that's what it does in word-final position. In word-initial position it is [v]. In the middle of a word, it depends... that's a matter of dialect as well: for example, some people pronounce "labhairt" with two syllables and "bh" as [v], others have a sort of [h] sound or a glottal stop in there, and some just say the word with one loooong dark "a" (mono-syllabic).
The ending "-amh" like in "dèanamh" can either be pronounced as [av] (it's rather schwa than "a"), or [u], depending on dialect / speaker preference. I usually say it with [av], but if I hang about too much with people who say it like [u], I'll start doing that as well.
Albeit the Scot in me is of the Western stock and the red of the Cairngorms, the heather and the Lewissian gneiss, the Viking in me was there when you uttered the first word of your leid.
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