Muriel's Days of the Week
Description of what this is Muriel Fisher
- Native land
Ged is ann as na h-eileanan againn fhìn a tha mi, 's although cop1 indeed from the islands.dat at.1s2 self that be.pres I cop ann ann an Ameireaga ann an Arizona anns an fhàsach a tha indeed in America.dat in Arizona.dat in the desert.dat that be.pres mi air a bhith fuireach airson iomadach bliadhna a-nis. I on to being living for many years.gen now
- Although I am actually from the islands, I have actually been living in America in Arizona in the desert for many years now.
- Note: 1.Cop is present tense unless otherwise stated. 2.This is of interest since “againn” supposedly means “at.1p,” while “agam” is “at.1s,” but here “againn” clearly used in the sense of “at.1s.” This could be simply a phonological phenomenon, a variation between /m/ and /n/.
‘S àbhaist dhomh cop habit to.1s tilleadh dhachaidh cho tric 's urrainn dhomh. returning to.home so often cop ability to.1s
- It is my custom to return home as often as I can.
Air an t-slighe nuas bho on the way.dat down from Ghlaschu, nuair a thòisicheas na beinn ag èiridh (nuair a gheibh mi Glasgow when that begin.rel the mountains at rising when that get.fut I a' chiad sealladh dheth na beinn ) agus na h-uillt a sruthadh air gach the first sight of the\ mountains.dat and the streams to flow on each taobh dhen rathad, bithidh mi a' faireachdainn mo chridhe a lìonadh agus side.dat of.the road.dat be.fut I at feeling my heart to fill and beòthachadh a' tighinn annam. a.reanimating at coming in.1s
- On the way down from Glasgow when the mountains begin to rise, (when I get the first sight of the mountains,) and the streams [begin] to flow on each side of the raod, I feel my heart fill and a re-awakening coming over me.
Tha mi a' faireachdainn cho fìor be.pres I at feeling so very fhortanach a bhith air mo thogail ann an àite cho spioradail, cho fortunate to being on my ascending.dat in place.dat so spiritual, so àluinn, cho glan. lovely so pure/clean
- I am feeling so very fortunate to be on my way up to such a spiritual place, so lovely, so pure/clean.
An cuan a bhitheas a' toirt dhuinn a leithid agus a' the sea that be.rel at giving to.1p so.much and at toirt bhuainn a leithid cuideachd. taking from.1p so.much also
- The sea that gives so much to us and takes so much from us also.
Nuair a shuidheas mi air creig ri When that sit.rel I on rock.dat with taobh3 na mara tha mi a' faireachdainn mar nach do dh' fhàg mi riamh. the.side.dat the sea.gen be.pres I at feeling like leave.past.neg I ever
- When I sit on a rock with the sea on one side I feel like I didn’t ever leave.
- Note: 3.“The” is implied here, as the definite article is always dropped from the possessed noun in a genetive construction.
Tha bun-stèidh a’ dhìth oirnn uile. be.pres root-foundation the layer on.1p all
- Our roots are a part of us all.
Cha dhìochuimhnich thu forget.past.neg you.s far an deach do neartachadh agus do bhrosnachadh. where go.past.inter your.s strengthening and your.s encouragement
- You don’t [lit: didn’t] forget where your strength and encouragement come from [lit: went].
Bithidh an be.fut the duine agam ag ràdh rium "Nuair a thèid thu dh' Alba carson a man at.1s at saying with.1s when that go.fut you.s to Scotland why that bhitheas tu ag ràdh gu bheil thu a' dol dhachaidh? be.rel you.s at saying that are you.s at going to.home
- My husband says [repeatedly] to me, “When you go to Scotland why do you say that you are going home?
Bha dùil agam be.past belief at.1s gun robh do dhachaidh còmhla rium fhìn." that be.past your.s home along with.1s self
- I believed that your home was along with me [emphasis].
Tha, ceart gu leòr, mo be.pres right to enough my dhachaidh ri thaobh4 fhèin ge bri càit' am bi e ach home with his.side.dat self wherever be.fut.inter him but bhos an seo on.this.side here 's e an dachaidh far a bheil mi nas fhaisge air an spiorad, far an tig is he the home where be.inter I most near on the spirit.dat where come.fut ùrnaidh thugam agus far am bheil mi a' faireachdainn nas fhaisge air a' prayer to.1s and where that am I at feeling most near on the Chruthaighear. Creator.dat
- My home is, of course, at his [emphasis] side wherever he, is but over here is the home where I am closest to my spirit, where prayer comes to me and where I feel most near to the Creator.
- Note: 4.To be grammatically correct, this should read, “ri a thaobh,” “with his side,” but often the possessive article “a” is dropped and the possession is expressed, as in this case, simply with the lenition of the following word (for the masculine possessive) or lack thereof (for feminine.)
Càite bheil an dachaidh agaibh fhèin - Dè an t-àite where.inter be.inter the home at.2p self what.inter the place a bhitheas sibhse smaoineachadh mu dhèidhinn nuair a chluinneas that be.rel you.p thinking about when that hear.rel sibh am facal "dachaidh"? you.p the word home
- Where is your own home – what is the place that you think of when you hear the word “home”?
Iongnadh mu dhèidhinn creideamhan eile
Iongnadh mu dhèidhinn creideamhan eile: wonder about beliefs.dat other
- A sense of wonder regarding other religious beliefs:
Aon Earrach o chionn bhliadhnaichean bha mi a' fuireach ann an one Spring from occasion.dat years.gen be.past I at staying in.a Arizona mu thuath a-measg na h-Innseanaich Hopi Arizona.dat about north.dat amongst the Indians Hopi (nan Innseanach Hopi). the Indians.gen Hopi
- One spring three years ago I was staying in Northern Arizona among the Hopi Indians. (the Hopi Indians).
Thachair gun tug iad cuireadh dhomh a dhol gu tè dheth happen.past that gave they invitation to.1s to go to one.dat of na h-àiteachan adhraidh aca. the places of.worship.dat at.3p
- It happened that they invited me to go to one of their places of worship.
Bha sinn air mullach beinn mhòr coltach ri Healabhal be.past we on summit.dat mountain.gen big similar with Healabhal.dat anns an in the Eilean Sgitheanach no Dùn-caan ann a Ratharsair ris a chanas Island.dat Skye or Dun-caan.dat in Rathersay with that say.rel iad Mesa. they mesa
- We were on the summit of a big mountain, similar to Healabhal on the Island of Skye or Dun-cann in Rathersay, which they call a mesa.
Bha còig eaglaisean anns a' bhaile bheag seo agus bha sgioba be.past five churches in the town.dat small here and be.past crew dhannsairean aig gach eaglais, oir bidh iadsan a' dannsa anns an dancers.gen at each church.dat for be.fut they.emph at dancing in the adhradh aca. (mar phàirt den adhradh aca) worship at.3p like part of.the worship at.3p
- There were five places of worship in this small town and there was a full complement of dancers at each place of worship, for they dance (habitually) in their [rite of] worship. (as a part of their [rite of] worship)
Tha na h-eaglaisean sin fon an talamh agus 's e 'Kiva' be.pres the churches there below the earth.dat and cop he kiva an t-ainm a th' ac' orra. the name that be.pres at.3p on.3p
- The places of worship there are below the ground and they are called ‘kivas. (lit. “the name that is on them is ‘kiva.’”)
Bithidh tu a' dol sìos a dh'adhradh agus a’ suidhe timcheall na be.fut you.s at going down the field.dat and at sitting around the ballaichean. Thig na "Kachina Dancers" nuas air àradh agus walls.gen come.gen the Kachina Dancers down on ladder.dat and nì iad an dannsa agus an ùrnaidh ‘n a d' aghaidh. Make.fut they the dance and the prayer in your.s face
- You go down the field and sit around the walls. The Kachina Dancers come down on a ladder and they do the dance and the prayer in front of you.
'N uair sin fàgaidh iad agus thig sgioba eile nuas agus mar sin air adhart. the hour that leave.fut they and come.fut crew other down and like that on advance.dat
- Then they leave and another group comes down, and so on like that [it continues].
Bha mi na mo sheasamh air mullach a Mhesa seo, a' gheallach be.past I in my sitting on top.dat the mesa.gen here the moon mhòr bhuidhe ag èiridh agus bha na h-Innseanaich a' ruith eadar na big yellow at rising and be.past the Indians at running between the Kivas. kivas
- I was sitting on top of this mesa, the big yellow moon was rising and the Indians were running between the kivas.
Chluinneadh tu an gliongadh aig na 'costumes' aca, agus bha iad hear.cond you.s the ringing at the costumes at.3p and be.past they a' coimhead cho fiadhaich, bha mi a' faireachdainn cho fada bhon taigh. at looking so fierce be.past I at feeling so long from house
- You would hear the ringing of their costumes and they were looking so fierce, I was feeling so far from home.
Smaoinich mi air na h-eaglaisean againn fhìn agus an rud a bhuail think.past I on the churches at.1p self and the thing that strike.past mi 's e gu robh iadsan anns an dòigh aca fhèin air rathad I cop he that be.past they.emph in the method at.3p self on road spioradail agus nach robh iad idir cho fìor eadar-dhealaichte spiritual and that be.past.ng they at.all so very separated bhuainn fhìn. from.1p self
- I thought about our churches and the thing that I struck is this, that they in their own way were on the spiritual road and that they were not so very different at all from us.
Tha sinn uile a' coimhead airson sìth agus airson spiorad a tha be us all at looking for peace.gen and for spirit.gen that be nas motha na tha sinn fhìn. greater than be us self
- We are all looking for peace and for a spirit that is greater than we ourselves.
Nach bitheadh e math nam bitheamaid a' smaoineachadh barrachd mu be.cond.neg he good if be.cond.1p at thinking more about dhèidhinn na rudan a tha ‘g ar ceangal ri chèile an àite around the things.gen that be at our bonds with other.dat the place.dat a bhith a' coimhead air na rudan a tha ‘g ar cumail bho that being at looking on the things.dat that be at our withholding from chèile. other
- Wouldn’t it be good if we would be thinking more about the things that are our ties to each other in place of looking at the things that are keeping us from each other.
Chan eil a' mhìorbhaill ach an gaol dhuinn be.neg the miracle but the love.dat to.1p
- To us there is no miracle but in love
Reic Anama sale spirit.gen
- The sale of spirit” or “Sell a spirit
Chunnaic mi na faclan sin sgrìobhte an latha roimhe - faclan Shomhairle MhicGilleathain. see.past I the words there written the day before words Sorley.gen MacLean.gen
- I saw the words written there the other day – Sorley MacLean’s words.
Thòisich mi fhìn a' smaoineachadh mu dhèidhinn gaol. begin.past I self at thinking about around love
- I myself began thinking about love.
'S iomadh seòrsa gaoil a th' anns an t-saoghal againn. cop many types love.gen that be in the world.dat at.1p
- We have many types of love that are in the world.
Tha an gaol a tha sinn a' faireachdainn airson ar màthair agus be the love that be we at feeling for our mother.gen and ar h-athair, far am bi sinn a' faireachdainn sàbhailte – fhad's a tha our father.gen where that be.fut we at feeling safe while that be sinn beag co-dhiù! we small anyway
- There is the love that we feel for our mother and our father, where we are feeling safe – while we are little, anyway.
Tha an gaol eadar piuthar agus bràthair, gaol nach robh agam be the love between sister and brother love that be.past.neg at.1s fhìn
as aonais peathraichean agus bràithrean mar a tha mi. self ever out.of one.dat sisters.gen and brothers.gen as that be I
- There is the love between a sister and brother, love that I never had, as I am the only one out of sisters and brothers [i.e., I am the only child in my family].
Tha gaol airson do leannan, airson do bhean, airson an duine agad. be love for your.s b/gfriend.gen for your.s wife.gen for the man.gent at.2s
- There is [the kind of] love [that is] for your boy/girlfriend, for you wife, for your husband.
Tha an gaol airson pàisde beag, na peataichean againn, 's iomadh duine be the love for baby.gen small the pets at.1p cop many man a bhios a' fuireach ‘n an aonar agus 's e na peataichean a that be.rel at living in their alone and cop he the pets that bhios ‘g an cumail slàn, gaol airson dùthaich, airson eaglais, be.rel at their keeping healthy love for country.gen for church.gen airson Crìosda agus mar sin air adhart. for Christ.gen and like that on forward
- There is the love [you have] for a small baby, [for] our pets—many people that live alone and it’s their pets that keep them healthy—love for [one’s] country, for church, for Christ, and so on.
Shaoileadh tu gun robh gu leòr air a sgrìobhadh agus air a ràdh think.cond you.s that be.past to plenty on its writing and on its saying mu dhèidhinn an gaol mar thà about around the love like ?
- You would think that there was plenty written and said about love like that.
Ach gabh mionaid agus faighnich dhiot fhèin ma tha an cothrom againn but take minute and ask of.2s self if be the ability at.1p airson leithid a ghaol anns an t-saoghal seo, carson a tha leithid for so.much to love in the world here why that be like a thrioblad againn? to trouble at.1p
- But take a minute and ask yourself, if we have the ability for so much to love in this world, why do we have something like trouble?
Tha teaghlaich a' sabaid measg a’ chèile, tha nàbaidhean a' sabaid be families at fighting among the other.gen be neighbors at fighting ri chèile, tha eaglaisean a' sabaid ri chèile, tha dùthaichean with other.dat be churches at fighting with other.dat be countries a' sabaid ri chèile. at fighting with other.dat
- Families are fighting amongst each other, neighbors are fighting with each other, churches are fighting with each other, countries are fighting with each other.
Shaoilinn fhìn gum bu chòir dhuinn a bhith smaoineachadh imagine.cond.1s self that cop.past decent to.1p to being thinking barrachd mu dhèidhinn gaoil agus dè tha e ciallachadh ‘n more.gen about around love.gen and what be he meaning in ar beatha fhìn. our life.dat self
- I myself would imagine that we ought to be thinking more about love and what is means in the lives of us ourselves.
Nam biodh sinn uile coibhneil agus gasda ris a h-uile neach ris if be.cond we all courteous and generous with the all person.dat with an coinnich sinn ‘n ar beatha làitheil, 's dòcha gun dèanamaid that meet.fut we in our life.dat daily cop probable that do.cond.1p atharrachadh beag anns an t-saoghal draghail a tha againn 's an change small in the world.dat vexatious that be at.1p in the lath' 'n-diugh. day today
- If we would all be courteous and generous to all the people that we meet with in our daily lives, it’s likely that we would make a small change in the vexatious world that is with us today.
Carson nach tòisich sinn an-diugh fhèin? why not begin we today self
- Why don’t we ourselves begin today?
Na h-Ealain the learning.gen
- on knowledge
Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh? how that be you.p today
- How are you all today?
Dè seòrsa rudan a bhitheas daoine a' dèanamh airson an toirt what sort things that be.rel people at doing for the importance.gen air falbh bho dhragh air choireigin agus????? on leaving.dat from trouble.dat on offences.dat and
- What sort of things will people do for the chance [lit. value] of escaping the trouble of small offenses and….
Uill, dh' fhaodadh tu tòiseachadh le cupa tì fhèin! well may.cond you.s beginning with cup.dat tea.gen self
- Well, you yourself could begin with a cup of tea!
Ach bha mise [a’] smaoineachadh mu dhèidhinn na h-ealain agus but be.past I.emph at thinking about around the learnings.gen and mar is urrainn dhaibh ar faireachdainnean atharrachadh. like cop capable to.3p our feelings altering
- But I myself was thinking about learning, and how it can alter our feelings.
Co mheud uair a bha sibh a' coimhead air dealbh brèagha how largenesses.gen hour that be.past you.pl at looking on picture.dat pretty agus a' tòiseachadh a faireachdainn beagan na’s socraithe, na’s sìtheil? and at beginning to feeling little than settled than peaceful
- How many hours were (all of) you looking at a pretty picture and beginning to feel a little more settled, more peaceful?
Ceart gu leòr tha dà thaobh dhe’n (air) an sgillinn agus dh'fhaodadh correct to plenty be two side of the on the shilling.dat and may.cond dealbh do dhèanamh mi-chomhurtail no an-fhoiseil. picture your making ill-advised or ignorant
- To be sure, there are two sides to every coin (lit. “there are two sides on the shilling”) and the picture may make you misguided or ignorant.
Air mo thaobh fhìn tha gu leòr trioblaid anns an t-saoghal againn, 's fheàrr on my side.dat self be to plenty trouble in the world.dat at.1p cop better leam s' a bhith a' lorg am bòidheachd anns na cùisean sin. to.1s and at being at looking.for the beauty.gen in the circumstances.dat that
- As far as I myself am concerned (on my myself’s side) there is plenty of trouble in the our world, I prefer and to be looking for the beauty in those circumstances.
Agus dè mu dhèidhinn ceòl? and what.inter about around music.dat
- And what about music?
Ged a tha cuid mhòr dheth na h-òrain againne trom le bròn, although that be part big of the songs.dat at.1p.emph heavy with grief nach bi sibh ag èisdeachd ri ceòl uaireannan agus be.fut.neg.inter you.pl at listening with music.dat hours and nach bi sonas a' fàs ‘n ar cridhe? be.fut.neg.inter happiness at growing in our heart.dat
- Although a large part of our songs are heavy with grief, don’t you all listen to music for hours and doesn’t happiness grow in our heart?
Tha feadhainn againn nach bi coimhead air dealbhan no be people at.1p be.fut.neg.inter looking on pictures.dat or ag èisdeachd ri ceòl idir ach bidh sinn a' leughadh. at listening with music.dat at.all but be.fit we at reading
- We have people (who) won’t be looking at pictures or listening to music, but we read (lit. we will be reading.)
'S iomadh uair a thèid seachad gun mhothochadh nuair cop every hour that go.fut onward without act.of.perceiving when a bhitheas tu ‘na ‘d shuidhe leughadh leabhar math. that be.fut.rel you.s in your.s sitting reading book.gen good
- Every hour will go by without awareness when you are sitting reading a good book.
Bheir e d' inntinn dheth d' obair, dhe ‘n teaghlach, take.fut he your.s mind from your.s work.dat from the family.dat dheth na 'bills' agus a h-uile càil eile a bhitheas a' ruith from the bills and to each condition.dat other that be.rel.fut at running timcheall ‘n ar n' inntinn. around in our the mind.dat
- It will take your mind off your work, off the family, off the bills and every other condition that is running around in our mind.
Saoil a bheil na peantairean, na luchd-ciùil, na sgrìobhadairean fhèin imagine that be.inter the painters the musicians the writers self a' faighinn an aon togail inntinn 's a bhitheas sinne faighinn at finding the one act-of-building.gen mind and that be.rel.fut we.emph finding bho ‘n obair aca? from the work.dat at.3p
- Imagine that the painters, the musicians, the writers themselves are finding the one way of building the mind, and that we will be finding (it) from their work?
Dè rud as fheàrr leibhse a dhèanamh? what.inter thing cop.rel better with.2p to doing
- What is the best thing for you (all) to do?
Carson nach cuir sibh seachad ùine bheag a h-uile latha airson rud beag why neg put you.p forward while small to each day for thing small spòrsail a dhèanamh dhuibh fhèin. fun to doing to.2p self
- Why don’t you all set aside for you yourselves a short while each day in order to do a small, fun thing?
A bheil sinn taingeil gu leòr airson na tha againn? be.inter we thankful to plenty for the be at.1p
- Are we thankful enough for that which we have?
A bheil sinn mothachadh dè tha againn? be.inter we percieving what be at.1p
- Are we aware of what we have?
An latha roimhe bha mi a' ceannachd botal uisge agus cha b' urrainn the day before be.past I at buying bottle water and neg cop.past capable dhomh cuideachadh (gun) smaoineachadh air m' athair agus dè bheachd to.1s helping without thinking on my father.dat and what attention a bhitheadh aige air an t-uisge fhèin a cheannach ann am bùth leis that be.cond at.3s on thewater.dat self that buy.past in store.dat with.3s 'The day before I was buying a bottle of water and I couldn’t help but think about my father and what attention he would have towards the water itself that he bought in a store with the' na 'messages'. the messages
- The day before I was buying a bottle of water and I couldn’t help but think about my father and what attention he would have towards the water itself that he bought in a store with the ‘messages.’
Cha robh uisge againn anns an taigh nuair a bha mi òg. neg be.past water at.1p in the house.dat when that be.past I young
- We had no water in the house when I was young.
Bha tobar bheag ri taobh an taighe ach an dèidh dhà be.past well small with side the house.gen but the after two na trì lathaichean thioramaicheadh e 'n àrd agus bha againn ri the three days.dat dry.cond he the height and be.past at.1p with coiseachd mu chairteal mìle gu tobair eile, walking about quarter.dat mile to well.dat other (tobar na sgoilearaidh, mar a bha againn air), 's ann ormsa well the school.gen as that be.past at.1p on cop in on.1s.emph a thuit an obair sin. that befall.past the work there
- There was a small well at the side of the house but after two or three days it would dry up and we had to walk about a quarter-mile to another well. (the school’s well, as we had it on,) and it was to me that that work fell.
Cha do dh' òl sinn a-riamh às an allt. neg past drink we ever from the stream
- We never drank from the stream.
Bha fios aig a h-uile duine far an robh na tobraichean fo shean. be.past knowledge at to each man where be.past the wells good old
- Everyone knew where the good, old wells were.
Agus cha robh leithid a rud ann mar uisge ann am botal plastic. and neg be.past equal to thing in like water in bottle.dat plastic
- And there was nothing there the equal to water in a plastic bottle.
Far a bheil mi (a’) fuireach anns an fhàsach a’ chuid as motha where be.past.inter I at living in the desert.dat the part greater dhe ‘n bhliadhna, chan eil boinne uisge anns na h-aibhnichean fhèin, of the year.dat be.neg drop water.gen in the rivers.dat self chan eil annta ach gainmheach. be.neg in.3p but sand
- Where I am living in the desert the greater part of the year, there isn’t a drop of water in the rivers themselves, there is nothing in them but sand.
Tha an t-uisge a' tighinn bhon an talamh gu domhainn (tha an t-uisge a' be the water at coming from the earth to deep be the water at tighinn bho dhoimhneachd na talmhainn) agus a h-uile bliadhna tha coming from depth the earth.gen and to each year be nas lugha uisge ann agus barrachd dhaoine ‘g a iarraidh. less water in and more people.gen at its needing
- The water comes deeply from the earth (the water comes from the depths of the earth) and each year there is less water there and more people needing it.
Air an taobh deas dhe ‘n bhaile againn tha coimhearsnachd bheag far on the side south of the town.dat at.1p be community small where a bheil iad a' sabaid le gunnaichean airson an aon thobair a tha be.inter they at fighting with guns.dat for the one well.gen that be aca eatorra. at.3p among
- On the south side of our town there is a small community where they are fighting with guns for the one well that they have among them.
Cò smaoinicheadh gun robh rud mar ghloinne uisge iriosal, who.inter think.cond that be.past thing like glass water.gen lowly a’ dol a bhith cho prìseal dhuinn at going to be so precious to.1p
- Who would think that a lowly thing like a glass of water would be going to be so precious to us?
A bheil dad sam bith eile ‘n ar beatha nach eil sinn a’ mothachadh? be.inter anything other in our life.dat that.be.neg we at perceiving
- Is there anything else in our life that we are not perceiving?
Rud nach eil sinn a' cur luach air an-diugh, ach mar a thèid thing that.be.neg we at putting value on today but like that go.fut an tìde seachad a dh' fhàsas nas luachmhor dhuinn. the time past that grow.fut.rel more valuable to.1p (fàsaidh e nas luachmhòr dhuinn) grow.fut he more valuable to.1p
- Something that we are not putting value on today, but likewise that the time will come in which it grows more valuable to us? (it will grow more valuable to us)
'S dòcha am beatha fhèin nach bi sinn a' mothachadh nuair a tha cop likely the life self neg be.fut we at perceiving when that be sinn òg ach a dh' fhàs glè phrìseil gu dearbh mar as sinne a we young but that grow.fut very precious to certain like older that tha sinn a' fàs. be we at growing
- Perhaps we will not be perceiving life itself when we are young but it will certainly grow very precious the older that we are growing.