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Scottish Gaelic Lesson - Lenition, Adjectives, Family

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Geoffrey's Gaelic language course: An Treas Class [The Third Class]


Focus point: Lenition & Introducing the verb 'Is' (the other verb 'to be')


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From the book
Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks (O Maolalaigh, 2008):
Fuaimneachadh [Pronunciation]: Lenition, Slenderisation pp. xxi-xxii
9. Emphatic pronouns p. 8,
9a. 'Who are you?' p. 8,
10. The verb 'Is' pp. 8-9,
10a. A note on the difference between 'tha' and 'is' p. 9,
10b. Negative and question forms of 'is' pp. 9-10,
21. More on the verb 'Is' pp. 23-25,
26. Emphatic suffixes p. 33.

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My Handouts

Lenition with Adjectives (PDF)
Conversation Two (PDF)
Family and Possession (PDF)
Build a Sentence (PDF)
Exercises, Units 1-3 (PDF)
The verb 'Is', an introduction (PDF)

Faclan [Vocabulary]


This list includes words from the textbook (Lesson 2) and my handouts. Nouns include the plurals in parenthesis.

Gnìomhair [Verbs]

Rach! a' dol (irregular) [go! going]

Ainmearan [Nouns]


boireann [feminine]
màthair(màthraichean) [mother], piuthar(peathraichean) [sister], nighean(nigheannan) [daughter], seanmhair(-ean) [grandmother], bean(mnathan) [wife], antaidh(-ean) [aunt], cailleach(-an) [old lady], sùil(-ean) [eye],

fireann [masculine]
oileanach(oileanaich) [student], tidsear(-an) [teacher], bodach(bodaich) [old man], athair(athraichean) [father], bràthair(bràithrean) [brother], seanair(-ean) [grandfather], uncail(-ean) [uncle], teaghlach(teaghlaichean) [family], ogha(oghaichean) [grandchild], co-ogha(co-oghaichean) [cousin (first)], clas(-aichean) [class], ministear(-an) [minister], caraid(-ean) [friend], bàta(-aichean) [boat], geansaidh(-ean) [sweater, jumper], dealbh(-an) [picture, photo], falt(fuiltean) [hair], dùn(dùin) [fortress], boireannach(boireannaich) [woman], fear(fir) [man, one (masculine)], cnoc(cnuic) [hill], fiadh(fèidh) [deer], post(-aichean) [post, postman]

Buadhairean [Adjectives]

sgìth [tired], glè [very], ro [too]

Co-ghnìomhair [Adverbs]

dhachaigh (dhachaidh) [homeward]

Ceistean [Question Words, Questions]

Dè tha dol? [What's going on?], Cò? [Who?], Dè? [What?]

Roimhear [Prepositions]


Roimh-riochdair [Prepositional Pronouns]

agamsa [at me, emphatic], agadsa [at you, informal, singular, emphatic], aigesan [at him, emphatic], aicese [at her, emphatic], againne [at us, emphatic], agaibhse [at you, formal, plural, emphatic], acasan [at them, emphatic]

Abairtean Eile [Other Expressions, Phrases]

Siuthad, Siuthadaibh! [Go on (singular, plural)]
Tiugainn! [Come on!, Let's go!]
Thalla! [Go! Get lost!]
Trobhad, Trobhadaibh! [Come along (singular, plural)]
Thig/Thigibh a-steach! [Come in]
Mo chreach! [Alas, my goodness]
Obh obh! [Oh dear]

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