Gordon wrote:See there's that lenition I'm talking about. and I understand for masculine names you have to do something to he final vowel? like 'a Ghordoin?'
You're going to start losing me with words like lenition, but I think I know what you mean! Again, I should say I'm no good with the hard and fast rules, but I'd say you're pretty close with your name. I'd probably say it was a Ghòrdain.
Gordon wrote:Oh, and I was reading about BBC Alba, something along the lines of a PFI deal/shared investment scheme? Interesting.
If you have any pull, I'd like to be in the daily soap opera as they boy from Canada who doesn't speak Gaelic yet (or act).
"BBC ALBA will be funded by MG Alba, which is financed by the Scottish Government, and BBC Scotland.
The BBC's existing spend is £3.2 million on radio content and £2.1 million for TV and online. The BBC will contribute an additional £2.5 million to BBC ALBA. (BBC figures exclude distribution costs.) MG ALBA will apply the majority of its budget (£12.4 million in 2008/09) to the Gaelic Digital Service."
I think a lot of people were quite surprised that it ended up being given the BBC name when they actually have the smaller role in the partnership. It's a bit odd really. MG Alba call all the shots as far as I can see, and the BBC doesn't appear to be anything more than a production arm.
The Soap Opera was in the first commissioning round, but I guess it takes a while to get these things off the ground. Plenty of time for you to work your way up to Canadian boy with a smattering of Gaelic!