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Where to: East

October 30, 2019
  • na falbh (nah FAHL ahv) don’t go away
  • an do dh’fhalbh e? (ahn doh ghahl uhv eh?) Did he go away?
  • an ear (ah NYARE) toward the east
  • dh’falbh e an ear (ghahl uhv eh ah NYARE) He went (headed off) toward the east

Note that falbh can (and often is) written fhalbh or thalla for go away.

 

Where to: South

October 29, 2019
  • falbh (FAHL ahv) to go or go away
  • bha e a’ falbh (vah eh ah FAHL ahv) he was going away
  • gu deas (gu JAYCE) toward the south
  • dh’falbh e gu deas(ghahl uhv eh gu JAYCE) He went (headed off) toward the south

Note that falbh can (and often is) written fhalbh or thalla for go away.

 

And if you like uisge-beatha:

What do you want? Whisky! Coasters

What do you want? Whisky! Coasters

by TheLoveOfScotland

Where to: North

October 28, 2019
  • falbh (FAHL ahv) to go or go away
  • tha e a’ falbh (hah eh ah FAHL ahv) he is going away
  • gu tuath (gu TOO uh) toward the north
  • dh’falbh e gu tuath (ghahl uhv eh gu TOO uh) He went (headed off) toward the north

 

Note that falbh can (and often is) written fhalbh or thalla for go away.

Friday’s Phrase

October 25, 2019
tags:
  • bhiodh sin uabhasach math (VEE shin oo AH vah sach mah) That would be very good.

NOTES ON PRONUNCIATION:

  • I use the underlined CH to show the hard H sound in the back of the throat, such as in the German ich.
  • The GH is pronounced with less of a hard G than English would use.
  • The EW sound is a softer sound, made with more rounded lips. We really have no English equivalent.

Another fun Scottish-themed gift:

Wedding Blessings on Nesting Mugs for Newlyweds

Wedding Blessings on Nesting Mugs for Newlyweds

by TheLoveOfScotland

Thursday’s Phrase

October 24, 2019
  • na can guth (nah can goo) don’t mention it

NOTES ON PRONUNCIATION:

  • I use the underlined CH to show the hard H sound in the back of the throat, such as in the German ich.
  • The GH is pronounced with less of a hard G than English would use.
  • The EW sound is a softer sound, made with more rounded lips. We really have no English equivalent.

Wednesday’s Phrase

October 23, 2019
  • a bheil peataichean agad? (ah VALE PET I chin AHK it?) Do you have pets?

NOTES ON PRONUNCIATION:

  • I use the underlined CH to show the hard H sound in the back of the throat, such as in the German ich.
  • The GH is pronounced with less of a hard G than English would use.
  • The EW sound is a softer sound, made with more rounded lips. We really have no English equivalent.

Love to Learn about Scotland: Here’s a blog I came across.

Tuesday’s Phrase

October 22, 2019
  • cia mheud duine cloine a th’ agad? (Ki vewt dinne klewne a HAHK it?) How many children do you have?

NOTES ON PRONUNCIATION:

  • I use the underlined CH to show the hard H sound in the back of the throat, such as in the German ich.
  • The GH is pronounced with less of a hard G than English would use.
  • The EW sound is a softer sound, made with more rounded lips. We really have no English equivalent.

The Scottish Wedding Blessing Pillar Candle:

Gaelic Wedding Blessings Pillar Candle
Gaelic Wedding Blessings Pillar Candle
by TheLoveOfScotland
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