Chan eil a' mhórchuid dhen roinn seo air a sgrìobhadh fhathast agus is e dìreach toiseach tòiseachaidh a tha seo, ach seo liosta dhe na rudan a bhios ann. Ged nach eil sinn a' dèanamh aoraidh do Dhia Briathrachais Cànanachais, thà sinn a' cleachdadh fhaclan teicnigeach - mura cleachd, bhiodh e duilich mìneachadh gu soilleir na tha sinn an dùil a ràdh. Ach na gabh dragh, gheibh thu mìneachadh dhen a h-uile bhriathar.
There is not much in this section yet as we are just starting out, but this is a list of things that eventually will be found here. This is definitely not a temple to the God of Grammatical Terminology, but we do use both grammar and technical terms because it would otherwise get very difficult to express the things we need to say clearly. But not to worry, you will find detailed explanations of every term used.
Spot the difference with Akerbeltz ...
In line with Blas na Gàidhlig and other resources, we're now using a slightly easier form of the IPA for these pages. No, we haven't dumbed down, there's still the same amount of detail, there are just fewer squiggles. Here's a list of the symbols used which differ from "full" IPA. Everything else is the same.
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On the Importance of Pronunciation and other Forewords
- Can't I do pronunciation later? or Why children are different
- What's wrong with "imitated pronunciation" and how to read the IPA
- A printable pronunciation guide to Gaelic spelling
- A Word on Manx Spelling
- The Famous Sími or The Myth of International Words
Phonetics or "What sounds does Gaelic have?"
- Voiced vs Voiceless or Why does b sound like p but not really?
- Broad vs Slender
- Labials or Sounds made at your Lips
- Dentals or Sounds made at your Teeth
- Velars or Sounds further back
- Liquids or - L N R in Gaelic
- The History of L N and R
Phonology or "How do these sounds interact?"
- Lenition and why that is your mothers fault
- The homo-organic rule or When not to lenite
- Nasalisation or When to speak through your nose
- Answer Verbs or Thuirt vs Thubhairt and what's in it
- Final devoicing or Why does naoidh sound like [Nɯiç]?
- Prosthetic f, backformation or eagal and feagal
- Intrusive T or Why we're writing sròn not *stròn
- Compensatory lengthening and The secret of time
- B' àill leibh or fast speech
- B' àill leibh or fast speech 2
- Stress placement and Why going up is a bad thing
- Initial High Front Vowels or Where the [j] in eòrna comes from
- Svarabhakti or The Helping Vowel
- When to Pronounce Final h (and when not to)
- Vowel Length, Stress Placement and Compound Nouns
- Why Santa is krocking at your door
Morphology or "How are words put together?"
The Verb System
- The Imperative or How to order people around
- Éiridh e is ceannaidh e? or the Future tense
- Epistemic Modality or Do I HAVE to read this?
- Stative Verbs or How to run in suspended animation
- Habemus infinitivum necne
- To bi or not to bi
The Noun System
- The Case System or What the heck is a vocative?
- Possessives and syllabic structure or Ar n-Athair a tha air nèamh
- Dèan moch-éirigh mhór or The gender of verbal nouns
- Màthraichean-céile or Kinship
- As t-samhradh or The mysterious t-
- Genitives and Possessives
- How to gender a noun
- Ball gazing genitives
- Genitives in -(th)rach
- Plurals shmurals and how to predict them
Adverbs & Demonstratives and other annoying little words
- Adverbs or Thall 's a-bhos
- Demonstratives or An cat ud thall
- A h-uile? Na h-uile?? Càch??? Gach????
- Do Re Im or The History of the Prepositions
- PPP - Pronouns, prepositions and their pronunciation
- Interrogatives or Who the what why?
- The many functions of ə
- Numerals or How to write a cheque in Gaelic
- The new-old numerals or Why this sucks
- Hoigh, an dithis agaibh! or Personal numerals
Tense/Aspect or "The concept of time"
Syntax or "How to make a sentence/phrase"
- VSO and Master Yoda
- Adjective Ordering
- Chaidh e dhan chéilidh is mi cho tinn or The mystery of the agus
- Aig, air agus ann an or The severed head
- Experience vs Disposition or Tha mi sunndach
- Existentials or I think therefore I am
Registers in Gaelic or "Cànan tà leath ri mo chridh"
Dialects and other Stuff
- Àilean and the Mystery Bog
- aːRd vs aːRʃd or Where the sh comes from
- Cross-linguistic semantics
- Feasgar math or how to start an argument
- Gàidhlig air Beurla
- Pre-aspiration or What the h in mac is about
- Pretty please?
- Scribes, Shorthand and How to Save on Parchment
- Sounds a bit like
- The Breaking of Long /e:/ or Feuchainn vs Fiachainn
The History of Gaelic
Explanation of Terms and Abbreviations used
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