Leslie Gadallah wrote:

> Hai Aonghais 's a h-uile duine:
>
>   Tha samhradh an seo mu dheireadh.  Bha againn ceithir làithean blàth
> comhla ri chéile.  (A bheil e ceart?  I wanted to say "four warm days in
> a row", but what I made of it didn't sound right to me.)

It works just as you've written it, "four days together". The only change I
would make is to put "againn" after "ceithir laithean bla\th" - Bha ceithir
laithean bla\th againn... ( Can anyone tell me if "bla\th" pluralizes to
"bla\tha" here??? ) If you wanted to say "in a row", you could use "ann an
sreath".

>   Bha mi a' togail balla na cloiche (neo balla na clach--should I be
> saying "wall of stone"--or--"wall of stones"?)  Tha 'm fear gèarr,
> timcheall air "flower bed", ach 'se clachair glè bhochd a th' annam.

I would just use "balla cloiche" for "stone wall". "Balla nan clach" would
be "wall of the stones",  but if you haven't specified certain stones
beforehand, I don't think this would be appropriate. I've seen "lios" used
for a garden of flowers in an old story, but I don't have my Dwelly's with
me right now, so I'm not sure if "lios flu\ir" would work or not.

> Tha mo chùl ghoirt.

Chanainn, "Tha mo dhruim goirt." "Druim" is usually used for a person's
back; "cu\l" is more of a "back, behind me, the rear part of...." or "the
back of (insert object)" e.g. cu\l mo chinn - the back of my head;     cu\l
an tighe - tha back of the house

>   Dè 'n coltas a th' air a' t-samhradh agaibh?
>

Tha an samhradh air a bhith fionnnar, frasach ann an Ceap Breatainn gu ruige
seo. Tha iad ag radh gum bi an t-si\de a' fa\s na 's blaithe, ach co\ aig a
tha fios? 'S a\bhaist do na h-oidhchean a bhith tuilleadh 'is bla\th leam mu
'n a\m seo gach  samhradh, ach tha iad fionnar gu leo\ir am bliadhna. Chan
eil mi mi-thoilichte. O 'n nach urrainn dhomh atharrachadh a chuir air an
si\de co dhiubh, tha e ceart cho math dhomh a bhith toilichte!

Is the summer on being cool, showery in C.B. to reach here. Are they saying
that will-be the weather growing warmer, but who at that is knowledge? Is
usual for the nights to be more and warm with-me about time this each
summer, but are they cool enough the year. Am not I unhappy. Since isn't
ability to-me change to put on the weather anyway, is it just so good for-me
to be happy!

The summer has been cool and showery in C.B. up until now. They say the
weather is going to warm up, but who knows? The nights are usually too warm
for me this time of the summer, but they are cool enough this year. I'm not
unhappy. Since I can't change the weather anyway, I might as well be happy!

Thog mi balla cloiche o chionn thri\ bhliadhna, agus ged a tha e suas
fhathast, tha mi a' cumail su\il ghe\arr air.......chan e clachair math a
th' annam na's motha!

Lifted I wall of-rock since three year, and although that is he up still, am
I keeping eye sharp on-him....... isn't it mason good that is in-me either!

I built a rock wall three years ago, and although it's still up, I'm keeping
a sharp eye on it.......I'm not a good mason either!

Ciamar a tha an samhradh aig a h-uile duine eile?

What-like that is the summer at everyone else?

What's everyone else's summer like?

> (Angus, I'm sorry, but it seems I have more questions than ever.)

Na bi duilich idir, a charaid, tha na ce/istean uile math!Don't be sorry
at-all , friend, are the questions all good!

(I'm sure there's an old Gaelic proverb saying something to the effect that
there are no foolish questions, but people who don't ask them are
foolish....... that would include me, I'm afraid........)

Le meas,
Aonghas


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