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One…or many…Direction(s)

June 9, 2016

Okay, so that was kind of a stretch on a clever title.  But today’s words are about location and direction.  Once again, in opposites.

  • an seo…an sin  (ahn show…ahn shin)  here…there
  • a-staigh…a-muigh (ah stay…ah MOO-ee) inside…outside
  • shuas…shìos  (HOO-us…HEE-us) up…down

Try them in sentences:

  • Tha mi an seo.  I am here.
  • A bheil i an sin?  Is she there?
  • Chan eil e a-staigh.  He is not inside.
  • Nach eil sinn a-muigh? Are we not outside?
  • Tha iad shuas.  They are up.
  • A bheil sinn shìos?  Are we down?

From the song Mairi’s Weddingin the original Gaelic:

  • Tha mo chridh-sa shuas air beinn (ha moe chree-sah HOO-us air ben) My heart is soaring up a mountain

The full Gaelic verses with English translations–both literal and as the song is typically sung.


If you would like to start at the begining, jump to Lesson One.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Melody permalink
    June 9, 2016 9:21 pm

    Thank you for bringing back word of the day! Tapat leat

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