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Phrases is the 2nd skill (assuming read left to right) in the Scottish Gaelic language course. It has 5 lessons.

Grammar Notes[]

In this skill you will learn about the vocative case. This is used when addressing someone and changes the spelling of the word to the lenited form. You are also introduced the the "a" particle which is used for vocative cases.

Lessons[]

Lesson 1[]

  • halò = hello
  • fàilte = welcome
  • tìoraidh = bye
  • slàinte = cheers
  • tapadh leat = thank you (informal, to one person or to a child)
  • a charaid = friend (vocative, lenited - used when addressing someone)
  • a = the relative particle (that/which/whom)

Lesson 2[]

  • tì = tea
  • cofaidh = coffee
  • madainn mhath = good morning (feminine so math is lenited with an "h" after initial consonant to soften sound)
  • feasgar math = good afternoon, good evening (feasgar is masculine)
  • oidhche mhath = good night
  • Anndra = Andrew (name)

Lesson 3[]

  • bainne = milk
  • siùcar = sugar
  • athair = father
  • a mhàthair = mother (vocative)
  • sheanair = grandfather
  • a sheanair = grandfather (vocative)
  • tapadh leibh = thank you (formal, thanking someone older or more formal, or when thanking more than one person)

Lesson 4[]

  • a bhalaich = boy (vocative)
  • a bhràthair = brother (vocative)
  • a phiuthar = sister (vocative)
  • Ollaimh = Professor
  • a ollaimh = professor (vocative)
  • a thidseir = teacher (vocative)

Lesson 5[]

  • sgoinneil = brilliant
  • ceud mìle = a hundred thousand
  • Ealasaid = Elizabeth (name)
  • Iseabail = Isabel (name)

References[]


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