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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by gloom button » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:23 pm

You know something I like about the seimhiu/uru/lenition thing is how a lot of time (possibly all the time, I don't quite remember) what causes the change to the noun is an action being performed on it, even its just being named, or when there's motion towards/away from/around it - almost like that the thing-itself becoming a linguistic object changes the thing itself. I know that's probably quite superficial, but it's kind of interesting (to me).
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:40 pm

To celebrate getting an extension on my dissertation, I went to Waterstones and bought the 'teach yourself' gaelic book/cd pack. The 'teach yourself' gaelic dictionary, and Michel Byrne's 'Gràmar na Gàidhlig' (it's in English). I'm excited. Now I can save the interesting questions for this thread, and work out the boring ones myself.
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by islandhopper » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:43 pm

Apparently Speaking our Language is going to be on the new channel with just the lamest of early 90s cultural references removed. I still don't know if there's going to be some sort of iplayer availability though.

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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:55 pm

Is that the show you're in? I'm trying to get people to record this all on bit torrent.

Ooh, and I read on the bbc there was some kind of controversy about MG Alba's directorships?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/hig ... 595433.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

oh, and wow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3lIWJl5I4c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by postalblue » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:09 pm

I had an Irish teacher in uni, and he pronounced it Gay-lick. He also gave me this course: http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Irish-Ne ... 0071418849.

I did learn some of it, but I forgot all of it. I loved to listen to the tapes, though. Lovely sounds.
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:29 pm

postalblue wrote:I had an Irish teacher in uni, and he pronounced it Gay-lick. He also gave me this course: http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Irish-Ne ... 0071418849.

I did learn some of it, but I forgot all of it. I loved to listen to the tapes, though. Lovely sounds.
Wrong language...
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:50 pm

Ooh, I've just discovered Gordon is Gòrdan, so you were exactly right.

I like the example this book gave of feminine surnames: Iseabail Chaimbeul
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by alongwalkhome » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:52 pm

Gordon wrote:To celebrate getting an extension on my dissertation, I went to Waterstones and bought the 'teach yourself' gaelic book/cd pack. The 'teach yourself' gaelic dictionary, and Michel Byrne's 'Gràmar na Gàidhlig' (it's in English). I'm excited. Now I can save the interesting questions for this thread, and work out the boring ones myself.
Yay for your extension and celebratory purchases. (I literally had to beg the admin. of the English dept. not to lock the door so I could get my dissertation on time. I ran a mile to get there--the only time I've publicly run outside of PE at school). I must have looked like I could go postal cuz she let me in and she was not known for her kindness)

I'm finally cracking open my shit gaelic CD-rom today. I had to wait for my telemarketer headset to show up. I probably won't be able to work it.

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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by islandhopper » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:02 pm

Gordon wrote:Is that the show you're in? I'm trying to get people to record this all on bit torrent.
I appear in a picture in one of the accompanying books, so I wouldn't go as far as to say I play any significant part!
Gordon wrote: Ooh, and I read on the bbc there was some kind of controversy about MG Alba's directorships?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/hig ... 595433.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yeah, it's a shame there has to be politics involved, but then that's life. The SNP government seem to be pretty supportive so far, despite having a Gaelic minister without any Gaelic, so I hope this doesn't get in the way of anything.

Gordon wrote: oh, and wow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3lIWJl5I4c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That's great! Sìm, died earlier this sadly. He was Gaelic's premier luvvie.

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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by islandhopper » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:05 pm

alongwalkhome wrote: I'm finally cracking open my shit gaelic CD-rom today. I had to wait for my telemarketer headset to show up. I probably won't be able to work it.
Right, you have 4 weeks to prepare yourself for Gaelic travel scrabble!

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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by postalblue » Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:55 pm

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postalblue wrote:I had an Irish teacher in uni, and he pronounced it Gay-lick. He also gave me this course: http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Irish-Ne ... 0071418849.

I did learn some of it, but I forgot all of it. I loved to listen to the tapes, though. Lovely sounds.
Wrong language...
Did I say you were talking about Irish Gaelic? I was pointing out that I studied a little bit of Gaelic years ago, and I was referring to an earlier bit of discussion on this very same thread about "Gahlic" and "Gay-lick". Sorry to interrupt you, though. Carry on now.
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:59 pm

Yes, but we all know how to pronounce the word for Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge). And this is a thread about Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig), connections to Irish such as Gloom Button points out, notwithstanding. No offence intended, or anything.
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by postalblue » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:30 pm

Gordon wrote:Yes, but we all know how to pronounce the word for Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge). And this is a thread about Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig), connections to Irish such as Gloom Button points out, notwithstanding. No offence intended, or anything.
It seemed rude, though. Forget about it anyway.
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by Gordon » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:08 am

Nevermind. If it helps at all, I wasn't being rude. Ciamar a tha thu?
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by postalblue » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:54 am

Tha gu math tapadh leat.
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by Gordon » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:57 pm

Genius:
Go and chew a brush

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/colinandc ... ults.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/scotl ... ults_1.mp3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It's nice to see all Gaelic languages have an expression for kiss my bottom.

(Pòg mo thòin)
(edit: that's exactly the same as Irish in fact isn't it?)
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by Gordon » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:46 pm

Oooh, new website and everything:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radionangaidheal/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The second chapter of my book tells how to explain that a plane may be small but it is very good. Nancy thought this was a euphemism.

edit: oh and http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_alba" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; gives an error message instead of the usual 'show you all the programmes' page if you type say http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_gor ... ng_awesome" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by Gordon » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:21 pm

Just so all you scottish fans know, I'll be back on this once I get a job... has anyone else been doing any learning?
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by Gordon » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:23 pm

Oh and BBC Alba seems to be on iPlayer now... http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_alba" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Gàidhlig

Post by islandhopper » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:20 pm

Gordon wrote:Oh and BBC Alba seems to be on iPlayer now... http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_alba" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I don't know if it's the one that's there, but they played a Just Joans video in one of the episodes of this series of Rapal. Which was nice.
I was filmed by the English telly pretending to edit a bit of Gaelic telly today. Which was a little strange.

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