Try to understand the following conversation. There are new constructions and words we will be looking at:
An diugh, chaidh sinn a Pheairt. bha e fuar. Tha Peairt glè mhòr. tha mòran eaglaisean, taighean-tasgaidh, gailearaidh ealain agus cafaidhean aige. Chan eil gàidhlig aig Peairt. Tha mòran bhailtean Albannach glè dhona, tha Peairt glè eadar-dhealaichte.
Audio will follow shortly
Failte! – Welcome, in this lesson we will talking about the verb to be. Sometimes in written Gaelic you might see a little “´” above some of the letters, we will talk about those later. I have not included them yet. Continue reading “Scottish Gaelic Lesson 2 – The Verb “To Be” – “Tha””
If all the threads that Paisley made were found again one day.
I’d hang them in the sky with Love to take away the grey.
Upon the gold I’d write a tale of stories from our past.
About the folk we”ve lost in time that’s moved away so fast.
Upon the red I’d see the war and all the men who died.
I’d write the names of all their wives whose tears we left behind.
Upon the Abbey darkened threads of blackened thoughts and crimes.
Of a bygone age of killing men for moral crimes.
Threads of blue I’d give to schools, to teach them peace and Love.
By leaving parts of history, while rainbows hang above.
Upon the green, the Irish woe, migration, war and fear
While London pushes migrants out with hatred causing tears.
Upon the white I’d ask buskers to write their stories clear.
To fill the sky with hope and dreams of music for our ears.
Upon this richest tapestry I’d paint a cross and crown,
To show the world the triumphs of dear Paisley, my sweet town.
Brightly burns the glow of friends
constant, true and pure
No one can claim he has no kin
where Love always endures
A lamp that´s lit by Kin´s red flame
of blood spilt on the earth
for need of Love, a better life
on your land boats did berth
The boys who glowed within the light
were taken in your arms
for in the darkness their was hope
of new lives safe from harm
So to friends on distant shores
for many and the few
and a toast to those we cannot name
lost in the sea of blue