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  Scottish Gaelic language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaelic is the traditional language of the Scotti or Gaels, and the historical language of the majority of Scotland.
Gaelic has a rich oral (beul aithris) and written tradition, having been the language of the bardic culture of the Highland clans for several centuries, and the survival of Gaelic has been therefore a very important factor in Scottish politics.
Lowland Gaelic was spoken in the southern regions of Scotland prior to the introduction of Lowland Scots.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_Gaelic_language   (3552 words)

 Gaelic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaelic as an adjective means "pertaining to the Gaels", whether to their language or their culture.
When referring to Scottish Gaelic, Gaelic is usually pronounced /gɑːlɪk/ or /gælɪk/; /galɪk/ in Scots and Scottish English.
Shelta is sometimes counted as a Gaelic or Goidelic language; however, while it is closely associated with Irish Gaelic it is not genetically related, being instead a cant which has borrowed a great volume of Irish vocabulary
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gaelic   (200 words)

 Euromosaic - Gaelic in Scotland (United Kingdom)
The reverse was true amongst Gaelic speakers in urban, Lowland areas, with a significant bias of Gaelic spakers towards professional and managerial occupations.
Gaelic on radio is almost entirely carried on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal which currently transmits weekly approximately 23.5 hours of Gaelic programming in the Highlands and the Hebrides, and 11 hours throughout the rest of Scotland, typically totalling about 35 hours weekly.
A Scottish Gaelic bible adapted from Irish was published in 1690, the metrical psalter in 1984, a Scottish Gaelic New Testament in 1767, and the Old testament between 1783-1801.
www.uoc.es /euromosaic/web/document/gaelic/an/i1/i1.html   (4461 words)

 Gaelic Scotland - Official Tourism Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gaelic and its related culture are among Scotland's greatest treasures and both have had a profound influence on the nation's social history.
Gaelic is one of the family of Celtic languages and is spoken in communities in the north-west of the country.
Tha Gaelic Scotland a' tabhann fiosrachaidh air a' chanan ach se a tha fainear dha, ach a bhi na mheadhain a bheir dhuibh-se an cothrom na tha a dhìth oirbh fhaighinn a-mach dhuibh fhèin.
www.gaelic-scotland.co.uk   (321 words)

 Scottish Gaelic language, alphabet and pronunciation
Scottish Gaelic is closely related to Manx and Irish and was brought to Scotland around the 4th century AD by the Scots from Ireland.
Scottish Gaelic was spoken throughout Scotland (apart from small areas in the extreme south-east and north-east) between the 9th and 11th centuries, but began to retreat north and westwards from the 11th century onwards.
The earliest identifiably texts in Scottish Gaelic are notes in the Book of Deer written in north eastern Scotland in the 12th century, although the existence of a common written Classical Gaelic concealed the extent of the divergence between Scottish and Irish Gaelic.
www.omniglot.com /writing/gaelic.htm   (570 words)

 WELCOME - Gaelic Course   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gaelic belongs to the Celtic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
Gaelic is now still spoken by around 70,000 people, especially in the Gaidhealtachd (or better known as the Highlands and Islands and its literal meaning is "Gaelic-speaking area", because it is where the majority of Gaelic-speakers live.
Despite the fact that Gaelic may be extinct in decades' time due to the lack of its official status in the United Kingdom and its low number of speakers, there are many reasons for learning the language.
www.geocities.com /dan_tender_blur/gaelwelcome.html   (373 words)

 Gaelic Harps & Harpers in Ireland & Scotland
Gaelic Harps and Harpers in Ireland and Scotland
The harp played by the Irish and Scottish harpers of the old Gaelic order was an aristocratic instrument, played in the courts of kings and before the chiefs of clans.
The war in Ireland that ended with the Flight of the Earls in 1607 was a heavy blow to the Gaelic order, and resulted in the collapse of the Irish bardic schools.
www.silcom.com /~vikman/isles/scriptorium/harps/harps.html   (2191 words)

 The Scotsman - Gaelic - Blair asks the Foreign Office to translate Gaelic letters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Prime Minister has outraged Gaelic campaigners by revealing that his office regards the language - along with Welsh - as so alien that Foreign Office assistance is needed to understand it.
A report earlier this week showed that, while Gaelic is on the wane in its traditional heartlands of the Highlands and Islands, its use is rising in other parts of Scotland.
Gaelic 'thrives and declines' in a decade of contrasts for language (11-Oct-05)
thescotsman.scotsman.com /gaelic.cfm   (659 words)

 The Gaelic Language in North America - ACGA
Scottish Gaelic is the language of the Scottish highlands and islands and is one of the few surviving Celtic languages.
This analysis of contemporary Gaelic poetry demonstrates that there is a high degree of continuity and consistency in the ideological framework of the lines of political argumentation from the Jacobite era through the end of the American Revolution.
The failure of Gaelic to thrive in the United States is evident in the lack of development of effective strategies to buttress the language.
www.acgamerica.org   (822 words)

 Gaelic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Highland Council adopted a policy of providing Gaelic medium primary education in 1985 since it felt that this represented the best hope of reversing the decline in the use of Gaelic.
In addition 11 secondary schools provide classes for Gaelic Learners for just under 1,000 pupils, and pupils in 26 primary schools receive a basic grounding in Gaelic as part of a programme which trains class teachers to teach Gaelic.
Interchange 62 - Coileanadh sgoilearan a tha a' faighinn foghlaim meadhan-Gàidhlig aig ìre bunsgoil an Albainn.
www.highland.gov.uk /educ/gaelic/gaelic.htm   (224 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Linguistics: Languages: Natural: Indo-European: Celtic: Scottish Gaelic
Gaelic Broadcasting Committee - Comataidh Craolaidh Gàidhlig - As well as highlighting the work of the Committee also has Gaelic TV and Radio listings and is fully bilingual.
A resourceful analysis of the position of Scots Gaelic throughout its history and how, from being the language of the Scottish Court, it lost ground to such an extent that by the eighteenth century it was no longer recognised as the National Language of Scotland, but rather the language of the Highlands alone.
Gaelic Society of Moscow - The Gaelic Society of Moscow is the Scottish Gaelic not-for-profit organisation in Russia.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Languages/Natural/Indo-European/Celtic/Scottish_Gaelic   (899 words)

 SaveGaelic.org - Scottish Gaelic Information & Gaelic Forum
THE creation of a Gaelic digital television channel came a step nearer yesterday as Ofcom, the broadcasting watchdog, said the project was a priority for the future of broadcasting in the language.
Under the terms of the recent Gaelic Language Act, all public bodies are required to prepare such a document or persuade the authorities that it is inappropriate in their case.
Boyd Robertson, senior lecturer in Gaelic at Strathclyde University, made the claim amid plans to mark the 20th anniversary of the first classes taught in Gaelic with a conference organised by Highland Council.
www.savegaelic.org   (2409 words)

 Gaelic Scotland - Language, names, alphabet
Personal names and entertainment offered here also have a particularly "Gaelic" feel and it is not unusual to catch snatches of Gaelic as you pass people in village streets or tune into conversations at the local inn.
Scottish Gaelic is strongly idiomatic and it also possesses a great diversity of sounds, perhaps more so than most other European languages.
Also Gaelic word order is different from that in other languages with which visitors may be familiar.
www.gaelic-scotland.co.uk /Language.html   (458 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Gaelic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
GAELIC is a foreign language, at least as far as Tony Blair is concerned.
The Prime Minister has outraged Gaelic campaigners by revealing that his office regards the language - along with Welsh - as so alien that Foreign Office assistance is needed to...
GAELIC is declining in its traditional heartlands but it is growing in many other parts of Scotland, according to a new report, which also suggests it is moving from an oral to a written language.
news.scotsman.com /gaelic.cfm   (434 words)

 Gaelic Fonts for MS-Windows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gaelic fonts available on the internet range from new ones, through well-established ones, to a number of old ones which are obsolete but show no sign of fading away.
Gaelic printing in Scotland and Man has always used the normal Latin letters, with the addition of some country-specific diacritics, and the same is nowadays true of Ireland.
Gaelic styles were used throughout the Gaelic world for manuscript work, but only in Ireland were they used in printing text, a practice which continued until quite recently.
www.smo.uhi.ac.uk /~oduibhin/mearchlar/fonts.htm   (6695 words)

 CBBC Newsround | TV FILM | Pupil power prompts Potter translation
Kids at Glasgow Gaelic School speak the language every day and they were fed up that they couldn't read about the boy wizard in Gaelic.
Gaelic has been spoken by the people of Scotland for centuries.
Children at Glasgow Gaelic School have all their lessons in the language and don't start learning in English until they have been there for three years.
news.bbc.co.uk /cbbcnews/hi/tv_film/newsid_3188000/3188837.stm   (185 words)

 Scotland on Sunday - Gaelic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
S E aon de na rudan as misneachail a th' air a bhi a' tachairt a thaobh suidheachadh na Gàidhlig 's e mar a tha litreachas samhail nobhailean is leabhraichean air a bhi a' meudachadh.
ONE of the most encouraging things which have happened in recent years in the Gaelic situation is the increase in the number of novels and books which have appeared on the scene.
Dance, music & shinty - the growth of the premier Gaelic festival in the 21st century
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com /gaelic.cfm   (118 words)

 Scottish Gaelic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scottish Gaelic is the oldest surviving language in Scotland, and the only Celtic language to survive to the present day in Scotland.
Although we know that there were Gaelic speakers in Scotland by the time of the Roman invasion, we cannot say with certainty how long before that time Gaelic had been spoken in Scotland: probably for many, many centuries.
John Mair, writing in 1521, confirms that the people of the Lowlands were aware that Gaelic (which he calls "Irish") was once widespread throughout Scotland and that language and culture were tightly bound to one another.
www.saorsamedia.com /library/gaelic.html   (909 words)

 Gaelic Cultural Studies
This site was developed to support learning and teaching in Gaelic Cultural Studies 11 and to support community activities which contribute to the revival and growth of the rich and vibrant Gaelic heritage in Nova Scotia.
Gaelic culture is acknowledged through newspaper and magazine circulation, countless websites, Gaelic awareness celebrations, and the development of many courses in Gaelic language and arts.
Gaelic Cultural Studies 11 acknowledges and honours the story of the Gaels for their descendants as well as for other interested students and teachers.
gaelic.ednet.ns.ca   (205 words)

 Sìol Cultural Enterprises Gaelic Shop
This second edition is a result of community effort by a dedicated group of volunteers who gave freely of their time and talent to see this project completed.
Chief among these is North Uist native Effie Rankin, a well-known Gaelic instructor and historian, Dr. Kenneth Nilsen, head of the St. Francis Xavier University Celtic Studies Department and Professor Catriona Parsons, also of the Celtic Studies Department and a native of the Isle of Lewis.
This collection of the ancient Gaelic Fenian lays was originally collected and published in two volumes by Hugh and John M'Callum in 1816.
www.gaelicbooks.com   (526 words)

 Scottish Gaelic (Part 3, The Celtic Languages)
Scottish Gaelic, also referred as Scots Gaelic or sometimes simply as Gaelic, is sometimes confused with Irish.
The Gaelic-speaking kingdom in Scotland was at first concentrated in the Argyll area, with other languages and peoples dominating other areas (the Strathclyde Britons in the southwest, the Picts in the north, and the Northumbrians in the southeast) (1: “General history and history of the language”).
Gaelic has developed many distinct regional dialects, where the differences can be surprising.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/celtic_internet_resources/79089   (510 words)

 CBC News:N.S. has 20-year plan to preserve Gaelic
The strategy came at the same time a report produced by the Gaelic Development Steering Committee was released.
Gaelic is currently taught in four Cape Breton high schools and at the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts in St. Ann's.
The Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia polled people around the province and found many who wanted to learn Gaelic.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2004/05/31/canada/gaelic_040531   (247 words)

 Gaelic and Scots from Rampant Scotland Directory
The Parliament provides a Gaelic in Scotland Fact Sheet (in English and Gaelic) with a wealth of data on the language including the status of the language, the number of Gaelic speakers in Scotland, legislation and government initiatives, Gaelic cultural organisations, Gaelic broadcasting and a list of Gaelic organisations.
This is Seattle's Gaelic Language and Cultural Society and the site has details of their biennial festival and ongoing activities, such as a Gaelic choir, weekly classes, monthly activity days and ceilidhs.
Before the development of a distinct Scottish Gaelic language in the 15th century, the literature of both countries may be considered as one.
www.rampantscotland.com /gaelic.htm   (2037 words)

 Scotland: Gaelic Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Gaelic Language is spoken by around 86,000 individuals primarily in the North of Scotland and in the Western Isles (eg.
Gaelic (or Scottish Gaelic as it is sometimes known outside Scotland) has similarities to the other Celtic languages, and is particulary close to Irish (or Irish Gaelic) to the extent that a mutual understanding is possible.
Sabhal Mór Ostaig is a college on the Island of Skye which is the centre for teaching in the medium of Scottish Gaelic.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/scotland/gaelic.html   (230 words)

 Scotland on Sunday - Scotland - Gaelic-speaking mobile phone users get up to speed on texting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Marilyn Gillies, of the Skye-based Gaelic media company, Cànan, and the compiler of Gaelic’s first text-message dictionary, said: "Text-messaging in Gaelic shows that the language is alive and attractive to a new generation.
While Gaelic spelling is seen by some enthusiasts as being more logical than English, its pitfalls for the learner include a large number of silent letters and very long words.
The system of Gaelic spelling is based on medieval classical Irish and was established in the 16th century when the first books in the language were printed.
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=430142003   (699 words)

It aims to improve Gaelic skills in a coherent and meaningful way and Learners should progress in their ability to …………….
Pupils in Gaelic Learners classes vary considerably in their ability to communicate in the language.
Because of this they are encouraged to develop from their own language skill base and to set their own personal targets.
www.cne-siar.gov.uk /school/daliburgh/GAELIC.htm   (295 words)

 ACGA 2004 Grandfather Mountain Gaelic Song and Language Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Come to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, a state where Gaelic was still spoken at the end of the nineteenth century.
Jamie has taught Gaelic, Gaelic song and Scottish Studies at seminars and workshops throughout the United States and in Scotland and Canada as well.
Gaelic Language videos to share with the group at night (examples of videos watched in the past are An Ceasnachadh and The Blood is Strong)
www.acgamerica.org /events/gfathermtn/2004/gfathermtn2004.html   (1567 words)

 The Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts
he Gaelic College was founded in 1938 by Rev. A.W.R. MacKenzie as a school devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic language and Celtic arts and culture.
Situated in the heart of the earliest Scottish settlement in Cape Breton, the College began as a school of Gaelic language in a small log cabin overlooking St. Ann's Bay.
The Gaelic College is making available, at no cost, an online beginners course in Gaelic language to any student registered in any Nova Scotia school at the Grade 7 to 12 levels.
www.gaeliccollege.edu   (438 words)

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