Offering to help out at the quiz night, Colin finds himself on cloakroom duty! His conversation for the night...
Who are you? (mp3)
|Who are you?||Cò thu?|
|I'm Angus ||Is mise Aonghas|
|I'm John||Is mise Iain|
|I'm James||Is mise Seumas|
|I'm Chris||Is mise Crìsdean|
|I'm David||Is mise Daibhidh|
|I'm Kenneth||Is mise Coinneach|
|I'm Michael||Is mise Mìcheal|
|I'm William ||Is mise Uilleam|
|I'm Kevin||Is mise Caomhainn|
|I'm Paul||Is mise Pòl|
Female names (mp3)
|I'm Anne ||Is mise Anna|
|I'm Joanne||Is mise Seonag|
|I'm Jane||Is mise Sìne|
|I'm Catherine||Is mise Catrìona|
|I'm Elizabeth||Is mise Ealasaid|
|I'm Helen||Is mise Eilidh|
|I'm Mary||Is mise Màiri|
|I'm Rachel||Is mise Raonaid|
|I'm Margaret||Is mise Mairead|
|I'm Christina||Is mise Cairistìona|
Names: Some Gaelic names such as Iain (John), Mòrag (Marion) and Màiri (Mary) are commonly used in English. Not all names or surnames however have a Gaelic translation.
Forms of the word "you": The two questions introduced in this game use the singular and informal form of the word you "thu". Cò thu? - Who are you? This form is used when addressing: a child, a friend or someone of a similar age. The plural and formal form of the word you is "sibh". Cò sibh? This is used when addressing: more than one person, someone older than you, someone in authority or someone you don't know.
The question Dè an t-ainm a th' ort? - What's you name? (Lit. What name is on you?) is also in the singular and informal form. Here the words "thu" and "air", meaning on, have been combined to become "ort" meaning "on you". The plural and formal form combines the words "sibh" (you) and "air" (on) to make "oirbh" which also means "on you".
The plural or formal form of the question What is your name? would therefore be - Dè an t-ainm a th' òirbh?
Asking Personal Questions
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