> >Hallo a Eideard
>Tha Seumas du\nadh a bheul.
Tha Seumas a' du\nadh a bheul. Gle\ mhath !
>Seumas dhunadh a bheul.
Remember that the verb comes first, so it's "Dhu\in Seumas a bheul."
>James is closing his mouth. James closed his mouth.
>An duine fo\n a bhean. The man phones his wife.
Let's not forget "tha", so it's "Tha an duine a' fo\nadh a bhean."
>A bhean dh'fhon an obair aige. His wife phoned his work.
Here again, the verb comes first, so it's "Dh'fho\n a bhean an obair aige."
>Mi ionnsaichadh a Ghaidhlig gu a slaodach. I learn the Gaelic slowly.
Present tense, we need to use "tha", so it's "Tha mi ag ionnsachadh..."
>mi dh'ionnsaich a leugh. I learned to read.
Verb first: "Dh'ionnsaich mi a leugh."
>A deag sheinnead air seinn a Ghaidhlig. a good singer sings the Gaelic.
I would say "Tha an deagh sheinneadair a' seinn a' Gha\idhlig."
>Seumas sheinn gu dona. Seumas sang badly.
Let's put the verb first: "Sheinn Seumas gu dona."
>Chan eil sna\mh agam. I can' swim.
You're getting into deep water with this one :-) To say I can't it's "Chan
urrainn dhomh...." To say I can't swim it would be "Chan urrainn dhomh
shna\mh." But this is beyond the requirements of this exercise. If you want
to say "I am swimming' it's "Tha mi a' sna\mh."
>cha mi shna\mh an de\. I did not swim yesterday.
When you introduce the negative it tends to complicate things. It would be
" Cha do shna\mh mi an-de\.", but you could say "I swam yesterday."
"Shna\mh mi an-de\."
Ceart? ( Right ?)
Really good, Pauleena. You've put a lot of work into this, and eventually
it'll pay off.
PS I'm sending a copy of this to the list. You can't hide, but why would
you want to ?
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