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Oral exam Dec. 7th, 2009 @ 02:06 pm
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...)
"I will leave Edinburgh in June"

Thank you very much!

Fictional Place Name Oct. 13th, 2009 @ 05:45 pm
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.


My word is my bond. Sep. 9th, 2009 @ 12:27 pm
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.

Hello everyone. "luath" pronunciation Jul. 10th, 2009 @ 10:34 am

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. Mar. 15th, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

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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