[Scottish Gaelic] Language Course

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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-02-04, 13:44

PS: If some people are interested, we could start a study group based on the TAIC lessons... like, doing a lesson every week and I could give you additional material here, because in a way the TAIC lessons are rather boring and technical, no dialogues and everyday phrases. They are excellent for grammar drill, but you do need some more stuff to enhance your learning.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/alba/fogh ... air_bheag/ is a good addition, and I suggest looking at the "communication resources" thread as well :)
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Postby Alcadras » 2007-02-04, 13:47

Good idea, i'm interested. :wink:

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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-02-04, 13:51

What about your Greenlandic? ;) We'll see... You're all very welcome in the Gaelic chatroom mentioned in the resources thread, too :D
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Postby Alcadras » 2007-02-04, 13:56

Well, i study old norse, greenlandic, and a bit manx gaelic (gaelg) nowadays. And i think i can have a look at gaidhlic. :wink: Do you mind if i study? :roll: :lol:

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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-02-04, 14:04

Well, I don't mind :lol: You will probably be a bit confused with Manx and Scottish Gaelic, because Manx Gaelic has this weird spelling, or well, from a Manx perspective Scottish Gaelic has this weird spelling 8)

Anyway, I'm going to start the study group tomorrow I think, and I'll write some general info about it later today, but I'm going for a nice walk in the sun now :D
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Postby ego » 2007-02-05, 17:01

I'm in too but I don't know how often I'll have internet access from now on. I will tell you when I know. Right now I am in an internet cafe inside a military camp! I would never expect to find it here.

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Postby OCCASVS » 2007-02-05, 17:50

ego wrote:I'm in too

So am I :)
But I will post in the lesson thread later.
Today I've listened to all the files and read everything, but I should repeat everything, otherwise I won't remember anything.

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Postby ego » 2007-02-18, 10:41

Ι have no time unfortunatelly. I didn't expect army to be so demanding. All language activities must be postponed for at least 2 months :(

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Postby Benjamin » 2007-04-08, 17:12

When people say if you learn Gaelic and Irish at the same time, it will confuse you.

I don't care, I still learn Gaelic anyway.

Tha Gàidhlig gu math agam! 8)

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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-04-09, 18:25

A bheil thu cinnteach? ^^
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Postby Benjamin » 2007-04-09, 19:03

nighean-neonach wrote:A bheil thu cinnteach? ^^


Táim cinnte!

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Postby DelBoy » 2007-04-09, 19:11

Benjamin wrote:
nighean-neonach wrote:A bheil thu cinnteach? ^^


Táim cinnte!


Chan eil mi!

I would guess:
'tha Gàidhlig mhath agam' :?:
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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-04-10, 12:47

...and then, most people wouldn't say it like that. I'd probably say: "Tha mo chuid Ghàidhlig math / ceart gu leòr" etc.

Agus cha chanainn-sa idir gu bheil mi math air cànan air choireigin mura bhithinn ga bhruidhinn gu tric - dha-rìribh, chan ann air an eadar-lìon a-mhàin ;)
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Postby JR » 2007-07-26, 22:44

I'm looking for some help translating a simple phrase into Scottish Gaelic. I need the phrase "strength, love and family" into Scottish Gaelic. Can somebody help me please?!

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Postby Bjarn » 2007-11-16, 3:47

Daniel wrote:DelBoy is right there, it is "Tha Gàidhlig mhath agam", since "Gàidhlig" is feminine. :wink:


What word would you use for a masculine noun? :oops:
And is it just me, or have I seen someone ask about a translation for that phrase already?
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Postby neoni » 2007-11-16, 16:03

Bjarn wrote:
Daniel wrote:DelBoy is right there, it is "Tha Gàidhlig mhath agam", since "Gàidhlig" is feminine. :wink:


What word would you use for a masculine noun? :oops:
And is it just me, or have I seen someone ask about a translation for that phrase already?


"Tha càr math agam"

cuir h ann, nuair a tha am facal boireanta (uaireanan..)
when the noun is feminine you lenite it

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Postby Alasdair » 2009-07-09, 0:57

JR wrote:I'm looking for some help translating a simple phrase into Scottish Gaelic. I need the phrase "strength, love and family" into Scottish Gaelic. Can somebody help me please?!

Neart, Gaol agus Teaghlach
Strength, Love and Family.

Let me guess, a tattoo? :shock:
Tha mi fileanta sa Bheurla agus cha mhòr sa Ghàidhlig. Cuideachd, tha mi ag ionnsachadh na Breatannais. Leig fios dhomh ma nì mi mearachdan! I speak Fluent English and Gaelic. I am also learning Breton. Let me know if I make mistakes!

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Postby Eoghan » 2009-07-09, 10:14

Alasdair wrote:
JR wrote:I'm looking for some help translating a simple phrase into Scottish Gaelic. I need the phrase "strength, love and family" into Scottish Gaelic. Can somebody help me please?!

Neart, Gaol agus Teaghlach
Strength, Love and Family.

Let me guess, a tattoo? :shock:


Family is a word you cannot really translate into Gaelic ... Depending on context you can use either

teaghlach, clann, muinntir ...
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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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Postby Alasdair » 2009-07-09, 12:30

Tha mi a' tuigsinn siud, ach san suidheachadh seo tha mi a' smoaineachadh gu bheil iad direach a' ciallachadh "teaghlach" - mar na daoine a tha a' fuireach comhla riutha aig an taigh.
I understand but I think they just mean it in the general sense - those that live at home with them.
Tha mi fileanta sa Bheurla agus cha mhòr sa Ghàidhlig. Cuideachd, tha mi ag ionnsachadh na Breatannais. Leig fios dhomh ma nì mi mearachdan! I speak Fluent English and Gaelic. I am also learning Breton. Let me know if I make mistakes!

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Postby John C Hendry » 2009-11-12, 15:54

I am just beginning to try to learn the language. Although I am starting this late in my life, I will try to at least learn the basics and gain an understanding. As one might gather, from my last name, my family originates in Scotland and I am trying to learn more about the heritage. With that, I feel it necessary to at least have a basic foundation of understanding the language.

Thank you for all of your help.


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