"Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, Good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight."
That reference deserves a Lingot.
Tapadh leat a charaid
What's the reference?
The Truman Show
Sgoinneil, a charaid
Reason one is mhath and one is math?
Very observant— madainn is feminine, and feasgar is masculine. Feminine nouns cause their adjective to change the initial consonant sound and spelling.
He says "feasgar mhath". Maybe it's a dialect thing
Thank you!! That's really helpful. I was wondering why they were different.
Is it just me? That final "math" sounds like "bath" to my ears.
You're not tripping. The femininity of "madhainn" causes "math" to be become "mhath." I think the the pronunciation of the Gaidhlig mh is supposed to be closer to an English V or German W.
How can you tell if a word is masculine or feminine?
By looking it up in a Scots Gaelic dictionary or by remembering its gender from the Tips section. Or by being an accurate psychic, LOL.
For those joining us from Australia?
Or just for if you're speaking to people from different sides of the country (at the right time of the day), in Russia, Canada or the US.
Actual speakers— happy dance! ‘S e iongantach!
Sounds like feas ga ba
'S dòcha a tha sròn lìonta aige ... 8-)
lesson 2 and me: :'''(
Does anyone know a good video source for Scottish Gaelic pronunciation? I'm a lip reader and im having trouble understanding the nuances of the different letter sounds
Very late, but I think you'll find this site really useful.
The can seo program (from the bbc ,it's available on youtube) It was produced in the nineties. Contains dialogues, grammar sequences ,mini series and so on . I used it before discovering duolingo and both are very usefull in their own ways.
I would also find it super helpful to see someone's mouth pronouncing. I learned some Gàidhlig songs this way. I came to think of some sounds as "swallowing" the consonants.
See link in comment above!
This sentence was a bit difficult for me and it made me do it over and over again- LOL