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A bheil Gàidhlig agaibh? Duine sam bith?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:52 pm    Post subject: A bheil Gàidhlig agaibh? Duine sam bith? Reply with quote

A bheil duine sam bith an-seo bruidhnidh Gàidhlig? Tha mi ag ionnsachadh agus tha mi ann an clas eadar-meadheanach aig Acadamaidh Gàidhlig an Atlantaig ann an New Brunswich. Gabh mi an clas air an eadarlìon tro Skype on a tha mi a' fuireach an ann Texas an Iar.

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. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, Scottish Gaelic!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Omigawdohmigawdohmigawd! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Slainté! Laughing

Too bad that's all the Gàidhlig I know ... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sinsboldly wrote:
wow, Scottish Gaelic!

Merle


Uill, tha seo an t-oidhirp rogha agam air i!

Tha mi air a bhith ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig a'mhàin mu bliadhna. Tha i cànan glè àlainn, iolam, cool ged a tha beagan cruaidh o àm gu àm. 'S fior toil leam glè mhath. Tha mi 'n dochas gum bi mi a' bruidhinn i gu fileanta lath'-eidin.

Well, this is my best attempt at it! I have been learning Gàidhlig for about a year. It is a very beautiful, rich and cool language, although a little difficult sometimes. I like it very much. I hope I will speak it fluently someday.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So where do you go to learn that? All I ever see is that Irish Gaelic.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cade wrote:
sinsboldly wrote:
wow, Scottish Gaelic!

Merle


Uill, tha seo an t-oidhirp rogha agam air i!

Tha mi air a bhith ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig a'mhàin mu bliadhna. Tha i cànan glè àlainn, iolam, cool ged a tha beagan cruaidh o àm gu àm. 'S fior toil leam glè mhath. Tha mi 'n dochas gum bi mi a' bruidhinn i gu fileanta lath'-eidin.

Well, this is my best attempt at it! I have been learning Gàidhlig for about a year. It is a very beautiful, rich and cool language, although a little difficult sometimes. I like it very much. I hope I will speak it fluently someday.


Why are you trying to learn an essentially dead language? I'm learning for heritage reasons, but why are you? The same?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polgara wrote:
So where do you go to learn that? All I ever see is that Irish Gaelic.


Irish is very closely related to Scottish Gaelic, and my American-born grandmother even spoke Munster Irish (although she married an American French speaker, so it wasn't passed on). I can read some Irish, although I still have trouble understanding it when it's spoken. Those Irish just speak too damn fast!

I'm learning online through the Atlantic Gaelic Academy in Canada and through my own efforts. Unfortunately I live in West Texas, and the closest Gaelic-Celtic community is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is a 4 hour drive from where I live. But thankfully, I'm good at learning languages, and my AS does seem to help me learn languages more quickly than other people. Even conversation in another language like Gàidhlig is easier for me than in English, I guess because I'm more focused on the language than on all the other little social things that I'm neurotic about.

Ishmael wrote:
Why are you trying to learn an essentially dead language? I'm learning for heritage reasons, but why are you? The same?


Sgoinneil. Tha mi toilichte ged a tha thu ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig cuideachd!

I've studied Latin, and so I know what a dead language really is. Wink Gàidhlig does not fit the definition of a dead or dying language, if you ask me.

Yes, I'm learning it because it's what my Scottish ancestors spoke. I know French and German, and I'm of German and French descent too, so it only seemed proper. But I also would like to teach Gaelic and hopefully write fiction in Gaelic as well. It's probably my favorite language that I've studied so far. I find it to be a very "agreeable" language with how my mind works, even if I still have trouble with the Gàidhlig word order, especially with the infinitive/participle. I just hope over time I'll pick it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Language is absolutely not dead. In some parts of the Highlands as well as on the Hebrides Islands, Scottish Gaelic is still widely spoken.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you, as would many Scottish and Canadian native speakers. I also think the official UK census stats have been baised and have woefully unreported the number of speakers in the UK. besides, how successful BBC's new digital programming for Scottish Gaelic has been recently shows there's a lot of interest in keeping it alive in Scotland, despite whatever the jerks at The Scotsman newspaper want to think.

But this is a rather heated debate among some people, and I would prefer to not get too deep into it. I love this language and I dislike people trying to spoil my joy with their pessimism.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: A bheil Gàidhlig agaibh? Duine sam bith? Reply with quote

Cade wrote:
A bheil duine sam bith an-seo bruidhnidh Gàidhlig? Tha mi ag ionnsachadh agus tha mi ann an clas eadar-meadheanach aig Acadamaidh Gàidhlig an Atlantaig ann an New Brunswich. Gabh mi an clas air an eadarlìon tro Skype on a tha mi a' fuireach an ann Texas an Iar.

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. Very Happy


Dia duit! Very Happy

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. Wink 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.

Slán! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!
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