A bheil Gàidhlig agaibh? Duine sam bith?
Joined: 14 Jul 2007
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Tha fios agam gum bheil beagan buill Wrong Planet às Alba 's à Canada ann an-seo, ach cha gabh mi a' coinneachadh duine le Gàidhlig air fhathast. Mar sin, ma a tha Gàidhlig agat bruidhinn rium, mas e do thoil e!
Tha mi duilich ma nach eil Gàidhlig agam glè chliste - thoiseach mi ri Ghàidhlig ionnsachadh a-mhàin ann an Dùbhlachd an-uiridh.
Tá brón orm, níl Alba (?) Gaeilge agam, ach cúpla focal Éireannach (?) Gaeilge.
Is mise Anne, tá mé i mo chónaí in Aarhus, an Danmhairg.
What I know about the Irish language isn't more than some pieces and fragments, some sentences, words, song texts and a bit of grammar. Because of an interest in Irish music and songs I tried to find translations to Irish songtexts. In my search I found a translation forum www.irishgaelictranslator.com , which I found very interesting and began to read on, and at a moment log in and write on too. It's long time ago I've been there though.
The Irish language might have become a bit of an obsession to me I guess. But it's not really like that now, though it's still interesting.
BTW I recognise some of the Scottish Gaelic words anyway, like: Tha fios agam = tá a fhios agam = I know. Or duine = people, and some other small words.
Joined: 7 Aug 2005
Halo, Anna. I haven't been here for several months, so sorry for the late reply.
Irish and Scottish Gaelic are closely related (Manx Gaelic too). Welsh, Breton and Cornish are in a different branch of Celtic languages and so they are less similar to Gaelic. Supposedly, fluent Gàidhilg speakers can understand some Northern dialects of Gaeilge na h-Èireann (Irish), but the spelling and grammar can be very different. I've only been studying Gàidhlig for about 18 months, and even though I'm starting the advanced class soon, I'm far from fluent. Aside froman occasional word, I can't understand any Irish.
Scottish Gaelic was a very intense obsession for me which is why I advanced so quickly. But admittedly my intense has simmered down a little, but I keep it up, because it's a very enjoyable language. Plus, I have no social life, being an Aspie and all--my online Gaelic classes and Skype study sessions keep me from wallowing utter loneliness sometimes!