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    How would you say, in gaelic, 'I don't speak gaelic.' ?
    Chan eil Gàidhlig agam

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    Chan eil Gàidhlig agam

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      Thanks!
      Chan eil Gàidhlig agam

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        Ceistean Gàidhlig eile

        Can anyone please recommend me a good line if Gaelic poetry to put in my signature? Please also tell me what it means if you know. Tapadh leabh.
        An sgiamh a'ghealach air an tuinn ghlasa.
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        For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
        That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
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        Heureux l'étudiant qui comme la rivière arrive à suivre son cours sans sortir de son lit.

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          Gàidhlig for signatures and more...

          Hi!

          At first a comment about Danny's reply. Correct, just to mention the gaelic grammar constructions are somewhat different than those in English.

          "Chan eil Gàidhlig agam" means "I have no Gaelic" (litteraly: There is not Gaelic on-me.)
          ...This is a thing I had to get used to while learning Gáidhlig.

          Similar of construction is: "Tha gaol agam ort!" -- "I love you!"
          (lit.: "There is love at-me on-you!") 'agam' and 'ort' are compound prepositions.

          Now to the poetry:

          I personally like this one:

          "Thig crìoch air an t-saoghal. Ach mairidh ceol is mairidh gaol."
          "There will be an end to this world. But music and love will both prevail."
          It's a gaelic proverb, as far as I know, which was also used by Runrig in
          the song "Air a chuan" (On the ocean).

          Other ones:

          "Abair ach beag, is abair gu mhath e."
          "Say but little, but say it well."

          "Trì nithean a thig gun iarraidh -- gaol, ead, agus eagal."
          "Three nasty little things that come without asking -- love, envy, and fear."

          Well, I hope this helps you a little bit.

          Slan agus beannachd,

          Rüdiger
          --
          Rüdiger Reinhardt -- [email protected]

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