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Oral exam Dec. 7th, 2009 @ 02:06 pm
foui_the_brave
Madainn mhath!

I have an oral exam tomorrow and I am trying to come up with questions I might get asked. Unfortunately, I need help with some sentences. Does anyone know how to say:
"I will go to Paris to see my family" (Falbhaidh mi...)
and
"I will leave Edinburgh in June"

Thank you very much!

Zero to Gaelic intensive in Seattle Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 03:07 pm
erynn999
Failte a h-uile duine--


Saturday, Nov. 14 we present our second Zero-to-Gaelic Intensive Day of the season. Rich Hill will be back teaching Level I, Seumas Gagne for Level II and Judith Cummings for Level X. Please put it on your calendar.

Those who didn’t book the whole year via the annual pass option, please let us know at your earliest opportunity, if you will be attending. And for those who did not sign up for the whole year annual pass, you do have a final opportunity to do so for $150 which yields a $10 discount per session. That can be done at this special hotlink: http://www.pcmsolutions.biz/slighe/upgrade/upgrade.html

This season we are offering, Levels I, II, for which it is not too late to register, if you weren’t able to join us in Sept. And we continue to offer Level X to provide Zero-2-Gaelic veterans & others who have some Gaelic to practice in a non-stressful atmosphere through activities and readings.

Our venue this year is 5 minutes north of our old U. District location, at the Unitarian Church, Shoreline, just west of I-5 at the 145th St. exit with easy access to Aurora Ave/99. Parking is abundant, and FREE. While not in walking distance of restaurants, both Aurora and Shoreline have plenty of opportunities, a few blocks drive east or west. It may be too late for the picnic table option this season but most brown-bagged at the previous GID. There's a microwave in the kitchenette as well.

Let us know as soon as possible if you plan to attend on November 14th. If you can’t make that particular date, but plan to attend future GID's in the new season, please let us know that, too. If you have any questions about our Levels or other concerns, please feel free to contact the Slighe Education Committee at: http://www.slighe.com/gaeliceducation We look forward to seeing you next week.

Tioraidh,

Slighe Education Committee
For q uick online registration go to our
Online Buth : http://www.pcmsolutions.biz/slighe/
--> Click the word “here” in Events link --> then, Select option 2 .

Date: Nov. 14, 2009
Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Location: UUC (1 building & driveway south of the large red brick building)
14724 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155

Fictional Place Name Oct. 13th, 2009 @ 05:45 pm
altersonality
I was hoping for some help. I'm starting a short story and wanted to create a fictional place in Scotland, in the Isle of Skye. My familiarity with the language isn't such that I can think of a realistic name (or how to spell/pronounce it).

As an aside, if anyone knows of a great website/program (I use a Mac) to learn Gaidhlig, that'd be great. I know of a few, but maybe there's something I haven't found.

Thanks!

Zero to Gaelic intensive in Seattle Oct. 7th, 2009 @ 10:22 pm
erynn999
Saturday, Nov. 14 we present our second Zero-to-Gaelic Intensive Day of the season.
Rich Hill will be back teaching Level I, Seumas Gagne for Level II and Judith Cummings for Level X.
Please put it on your calendar.

Those who didn’t book the whole year via the annual pass option, please let us know at your earliest opportunity, if you will be attending. And for those who did not sign up for the whole year annual pass, you do have a final opportunity to do so for $150 which yields a $10 discount per session. That can be done at this special hotlink: http://www.pcmsolutions.biz/slighe/upgrade/upgrade.html

This season we are offering, Levels I, II, for which it is not too late to register, if you weren'’t able to join us in Sept. And we continue to offer Level X to provide Zero-2-Gaelic veterans & others who have some Gaelic to practice in a non-stressful atmosphere through activities and readings.

Our venue this year is 5 minutes north of our old U. District location, at the Unitarian Church, Shoreline, just west of I-5 at the 145th St. exit with easy access to Aurora Ave/99. Parking is abundant, and FREE. While not in walking distance of restaurants, both Aurora and Shoreline have plenty of opportunities, a few blocks drive east or west. There are also picnic tables giving brown-baggers the choice to eat outside in good weather.

Let us know as soon as possible if you plan to attend on November 14th. If you can’'t make that particular date, but plan to attend future GID's in the new season, please let us know that, too. If you have any questions about our Levels or other concerns, please feel free to contact the Gaelic Education Committee at: http://www.slighe.com/gaeliceducation

We look forward to seeing you in November.

Sincerely,

Gaelic Education Committee

For quick online registration go to our
Online Buth: http://www.pcmsolutions.biz/slighe/
--> Click the word “here” in Events link --> then, Select option 2.

Date: Nov. 14, 2009
Time: 9:30 am –- 4 pm
Location: UUC (1 building & driveway south of the large red brick building)
14724 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?title=Shoreline%20Unitarian%20Universalist%20Church&address=14724+1st+Ave+NE&city=Shoreline&state=WA&zipcode=98155&country=US&cid=lfmaplink

Gaidhlig film festival in Nova Scotia Sep. 27th, 2009 @ 04:09 pm
erynn999
From the Slighe nan Gaidheal list:

From: "Sìol Cultural Enterprises" <siol@gaelicbooks.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2009 6:47:52 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific

A chàirdean còire,
The Board of Directors of The North Shore Gaelic Heritage Society i s pleased to offer the 2nd annual Feis Fhiolmaichean na Reul-iuil, the world's only Gaelic language film festival. We are exceptionally fortunate to have three talented mentors joining us to lead filmmaking workshops.

Director Scott Eldrige has several feature films, short films and music videos to this credit - including a music video for the Tragically Hip. Acting mentor, Michael Caruana, has 30 years of acting experience and acting, dialogue coaching. Michael has worked with some of the most talented actors of our time, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt, Brad Pitt, recognize any of those folks? So, it is a great opportunity for people in our community to get top level mentoring from someone who can mentor actors from the beginning stage right through to professional level.

Camera and Lighting mentor, Frank King, is a well-recognized professional who has carved out an impressive career right here in Nova Scotia. Frank is often the guy behind the camera that brings us CBC news items from around the area. We will host day long workshops on Acting, Directing, and Camera/Lighting on Friday, and on Saturday we will be getting hands-on practice using those skills as we make a Gaelic film based on a short script that was developed over the winter.

You don't need any experience to be part of the filmmaking weekend. We will need actors and people behind the camera. If the children aged 9-16 made 3 Gaelic films in a weekend, we have faith that the adults can make one :-)

The selection of films will include documentary and narrative films from Nova Scotia and Scotland.
The 3 short films, created by the students of St. Andrew's last May, will kick-off the screenings in both Port Hawkesbury and Breton Cove on Saturday night. Hopefully, a few some of the children will be able to attend and share their thoughts on Gaelic filmmaking. All films have English sub-titles. Storytellers will provide live Gaelic stories with English translation on Friday night.

Finally, the ceilidhs! The musical line-up is amazing. At Breton Cove , Friday nigh t we have Paul MacNeil, Tracey Dares, and Darrell Keigan. Saturday night we have Buddy MacDonald and Rachel Davis. Sunday afternoon at the Gaelic College we have a Milling Frolic, and we will screen the rough draft of the short film we filmed on Saturday. But, don't forget to bring your own instrument, voice, and stories because this is a taigh-ceilidh so everyone is encouraged to share.

You can attend any or all events & pay by event or purchase the Festival Pass.
Screenings range from $5-$9; workshops range from $15-20 per day.
Festival pass (youth $25, adult $70, senior $50, and family of 4, $100).

The North Shore Gaelic Singers Hall gratefully acknowledges our generous sponsors: The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage - Gaelic Activities Program The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage - Cultural Activities Program ECBC- Festivals & Events Program BBC Scotland and MG Alba John MacNeil Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre The Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts.

Feis FR: http://www.feisfhiolmaicheannareul-iuil.com/
for further details, or contact Nona MacDermid (nona.macdermid@ns.sympatico.ca).


-- Trueman Matheson Sìol Cultural Enterprises
3841 Highway 316, P.O. Box 81,
St. Andrews, NS, CANADA B0H 1X0
Phone/Fax: (902) 863-0416 http://www.gaelicbooks.com
Other entries
» My word is my bond.
I'm trying to change the proverb Is fiach air duine na gheallas e. from third person singular to first person singular and am uncertain about the final pronoun e. Does that refer to the debt (fiach (nm)), a promise (geall (nm)) or the man himself (duine (nm)).

My thought is that the augumented pronoun na is a reflexive pronoun, which would mean that it refers back to the man. That would make the more personal pledge into ... Is fiach orm nam gheallas mi. but I don't want to pledge my word on it.
» Gaidhlig classes in Seattle area
The new season of Zero to Gaelic is sneaking up much faster this year than it did last year. It is coming on September 19th, which is now very close indeed. Furthermore we need to have a pretty good idea of how many of you will be attending which classes by the 9th, which is just over a week from today!

This time we want to have three classes: Level One, Level Two, and a third which is not a Level at all but rather a chance to have useful fun with Gaelic.

This year we will have fresher air, better parking, fewer stop lights, better access from the freeway, better access to each other, fewer stairs and no strange thumping noises from above.

There will be four other Gaelic Intensive Days on the following Saturdays:
• November 14th,
• January 16th,
• March 20th
• and May 15th

You can pay:
• à la carte at $50 per event, or
• Members of Slighe nan Gaidheal can get the annual pass of $200 for which gets you the benefit of five class days for the price of four.

You can learn about how to register here:
http://www.slighe.com/topic_page.php?topic_id=1&page_id=19

If you are not sure which level to register for contact us. You can send a message to us by clicking this link:
http://www.slighe.com/message_gateway.php?committee_id=1

Click here to get a PDF of the registration form:
http://www.slighe.com/book_shelf/8.pdf

And you can register online here:
http://www.pcmsolutions.biz/slighe/

Le deagh dhùrachdan duibh uile (with good wishes to you all)
The Gaelic Education Committee
Slighe nan Gaidheal
» Gaidhlig classes in Seattle area
Forwarded from the Slighe nan Gaidheal list:

This fall, I'll be teaching NEW beginning Gaelic classes at Bellevue College and Pierce College. These are new and different classes from the ones I did last year as we will be using a new book:

Scottish Gaelic in 12 Weeks by Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh. I bet you didn't know that you could learn Gaelic in 12 weeks, but don't worry, we won't rush! This is a hard-to-get book from Birlinn that I really like and only recently discovered.

As usual, please register early - don't put it off! The colleges make a decision regarding the class "going or not" in the weeks right before the scheduled start date. If you wait, you might be disappointed. Also, the colleges won't offer the beginning class again this school year, so this is your chance!

Bellevue College (North Campus)
Tuesdays - 8 Weeks 9/15/09 - 11/10/09 7 PM to 9 PM $145

Pierce College at South Hill Park (Puyallup)
Wednesdays - 9 Weeks 9/16/09 - 12/5/09 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM $89

Please email me if you have any questions about the class. AND tell your friends, spouses or anyone that you think would be interested. Really, isn't that everyone?

Bellevue College:
http://www.campusce.net/bc/course/course.aspx?C=11965&pc=18&mc=155&sc=1665

Pierce College:
http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/schedule/2009/fall/ce_full.pdf


Tapadh leibh!
Geoffrey Sammons
geoffs_lists@mac.com
» Hello everyone. "luath" pronunciation
Fàilte!

This is my first post here, so let me begin by saying I am very happy to have found this community and hope I won’t irritate everyone with my endless questions about Scottish Gaelic (attribute it to an obsessive desire to get things right).
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» Quickie Translation, please.
Greetings!

I have a friend who is looking to get a tattoo that says Three Brothers in Scots Gaelic....can anyone help me with this? I don't want to suggest the wrong thing, since my Gaelic is entirely inadequate.

Sorry to pop in just for this...

Thanks in advance!

(x-posted to mothertongue)
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