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More Clothes!

May 11, 2019

Adding a bit to the things he has:

a The word a seems to mean many things in Gaelic. Today, it means his.

  • a bhriogais (uh VRI gish) his trousers
  • a cheap (uh CHep) his cap (as in baseball cap)
  • a chòta (uh CHohta) his coat

Although this word has been presented before, here it is again:

  • air
    • (A-d — or imagine a short a followed by a rolled R which ends up sounding much like a D)
    • Prepositions don’t translate exactly between languages.
    • In this case, air means on him.
  • Chuir e air… (CHoor ee ad) He put on him….
    • or as we would say in English, he put on…

Remember in the above attempts at communicating pronunciation: the underlined CH is a HARD CH, almost a hard H sound, as in the German and Hebrew languages.

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Clothing

May 10, 2019

The Teach Yourself Gaelic book has been sent out to Tearlach! It should be there by today or tomorrow. Congratulations!

Today: a lesson on clothing.

Some basics:

a The word a seems to mean many things in Gaelic. Today, it means his.

  • a léine (uh LAY nuh) his shirt
  • a stoicainnean (uh STOCK uh nyen) his socks
  • a bhrògan (uh VRO kin) his shoes/boots

And if you’d like a little music: Julie Fowlis singing New Shoes Tonight.

GOT more

April 4, 2019
  • Fhuair thu reòteag. (HOOR oo ROH chahk) You got ice cream.
  • Fhuair mi am pàipear dhuibh. (HOOR mee ahm PA peer YA veh) I got you the (news) paper.
  • Fhuair mi an còta ùr an-dè(HOOR me ahn COH tah OOR ahn JAY.) I got the new coat yesterday.

Remember that the R is rolled, producing something closer to our English D…but not quite! And the two OOs are made with very rounded, protruding lips, not our oo.

Remember adjectives come after nouns.

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Besides am balach and an tidsear…

April 3, 2019

On Diciadain (Wednesday) mommy shows up!

  • Rinn mamaidh an tì. (RINN MAH mee ahn tee) Mommy made the tea.
  • Fhuair am balach an tì.
  • Chunnaic an tidsear an tì.

Check previous lessons if you don’t remember what some of these words mean. Feel free to write the answers in the comments. Are they past or present tense?

Remember that the R is rolled, producing something closer to our English D…but not quite!

Reviewing from a few posts ago:

  • Dh ‘aithris am balach na leasain.
  • Rinn am balach na leasain.
  • Fuair am balach na leasain.

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More about an tidsear

April 2, 2019

Fun Fact: Diluain (Monday) means day of the moon.

Dimàirt (JI MAIRSHT, Tuesday) means day of Mars.

Using full sentences about an tidsear (and mix these sentences up — leave your answers in the comments –about am balach):

  • Chunnaic an tidsear na leasain.
  • Thug an tidsear na leasain dhan chlas. (HOUK ahn TICH air na LAY suhn ghahn chlahs) The teacher gave the lessons to the class.
  • Chuala an tidsear na leasain.

Here would be a good time to review:

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An tidsear … at school

April 1, 2019

It’s Diluain! An tidsear has shown up to join his diligent student!

  • Chunnaic an tidsear….  (HOON ich ahn TICH air) The teacher saw…
  • Thug an tidsear…. (HOUK ahn TICH air) the teacher gave….
  • Chuala an tidsear……. (HOOL uh ahn TICH air) The teacher heard….

Here would be a good time to review:

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Am balach…at school

March 31, 2019

In yesterday’s leasan, dh’aithris am balach…. We don’t know what he recited, but never mind. Onto more things the boy is busy with at school today. (Why he’s at school on Là na Sàbaid; I guess he’s just that avid a learner!)

  • rinn am balach… (RINN ahm BAH luch) the boy did….
  • fhuair am balach (HOOR ahm BAH luch) the boy got….

Remember that the R is rolled, producing something closer to our English D…but not quite!

Putting yesterday’s and today’s leasain together:

  • Dh ‘aithris am balach na leasain.
  • Rinn am balach na leasain.
  • Fuair am balach na leasain.

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