Scottish Gaelic: Grammar


England, English
Please could someone tell me which of these sentences are grammatical in Scottish Gaelic?

  1. Calum chunnaic an gille.
  2. Bhuail an beag cu Tearlach.
  3. Bhuail an gille mor an cu.
  4. Chunnaic Tearlach an gille.
I think it's 2 and 4 but if I've got that wrong then my whole assignment will be ruined!
  • I have been given the phrase structure: Sentence = Verb, Noun Phrase, Noun Phrase
    (This is a little confusing)

    I've also been given the information that a Noun Phrase can take the form of a determiner and then a noun (and then possibly an adjective), or a proper noun.

    Determiner= an
    Nouns= cu, gille
    Proper Nouns= Tearlach, Calum
    Adjectives= beag, mor
    Verb= chunnaic, bhuail

    I think that 2 and 4 meet these linguistic requirements but I have no knowledge of Scots Gaelic and want to make sure before I carry on.
    Sorry I mean 3 and 4 :)
    Hello BizzyC,
    Generally here on the forums the rules are strict about helping with homework.
    I feel it's a shame that somebody on that other forum corrected your first mistake ; in doing so they have taken away an opportunity for you to learn.
    Also you need to realise that no knowledge of Scots gaelic is needed to answer this question, as it's about sentence structure.

    PS. Do take the time to draw a tree diagram for 2. (the ill-formed sentence) to see why it was incorrect.
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