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By Boyd Robertson, Iain Taylor

It is a direction in spoken and written Gaelic designed for somebody who hasn't ever learnt the language earlier than or who desires to brush up rusty talents. it's a functional sleek direction according to the Council of Europe's directions on language studying. The path covers the subject parts and language services defined via the Scottish exam Board within the new usual Grade Gaelic freshmen Syllabus.

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S: Excellent! It was my husband’s cooking/cuisine! P: Of course, without a doubt! Language and culture notes Past simple tense How to say: ‘I went’ Here is the formula: Past stem of verb + personal ending (see pp. 13ff) All Persian verbs (infinitives) end with the sounds -an. To get the past stem of a verb, we omit these two sounds. The verb ‘to go’ is raftan. Its past stem is raft. e. ) For the negative, we add the (stressed) prefix na-: If the verb begins with a vowel, the negative prefix is slightly modified as: nay-: Days of the week (Audio1; 34) Examples: ruz day (a) (ruz-e) jom`e (on) Friday (one-off event: past or future) (b) jom`ehā (on) Fridays (regular events) (c) ruzhā-ye jom`e on Fridays (lit (on the) days of Friday) (d) ŝab-e jom`e Thursday evening/night (lit eve of Friday) (one-off event: past or future) (e) ŝabhā-ye jom`e Thursday evenings/nights (lit eves of Friday) (regular events) Note: (d) and (e) are the forms commonly used in Iran.

To write the word dād ‘she/he gave’, we need: To write the word āzād ‘free’, we need: To write the word dud ‘smoke’, we need: To write the word did ‘he/she saw’, we need: Note: The medial shape of vowel i uses letter ye which is a joinable letter. This is why and are connected. To write the word dad ‘beast’, we need: To write the word reĝe ‘parade’, we need: To write the word roz ‘rose’ (flower), we need: To write the word dāiv ‘diving board’, we need: To write the word dei (the tenth month in the Iranian calendar), we need: To write the word dou ‘running’, we need: The short vowel symbols which are placed above or below the line are normally dropped.

Depending on the spelling of the word, it is placed over one of these letters (carriers): Examples: In the final position, the hamze sign may occur on its own: The glottal stop is often replaced by a softer sound, or omitted altogether, when it occurs in the middle or at the end of a word – particularly in casual speech. Consider the word ba’d ‘then’, which is pronounced ba:d in casual speech. To compensate for the loss of the glottal stop, the preceding vowel a is prolonged. ) It is this increased length of the vowel that distinguishes this word from: bad ‘bad’.

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