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  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)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Scottish Gaelic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mallaig harbour from the ferry to the Isle of Skye Mallaig is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland.
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.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Scottish-Gaelic   (1425 words)

 About Scottish Gaelic
Gaelic was brought to Scotland by colonists from Ireland towards the end of the Roman Empire in Britain.
While it is true that the history of the language is largely one of resistance to ethnocidal policies that sought to exclude the Gaels from the world of post-Renaissance Europe, contemporary developments in education, radio and television, and in literature generally, aim to redress the balance.
Gaelic is spoken by around 70,000 of the 5 million inhabitants of Scotland or, in percentage terms, by just more than one per cent of the population.
members.tripod.com /~scotgaelic/aboutscottishgaelic.html   (1460 words)

 Scottish Gaelic
Gaelic broadcasting is to receive an extra £3m every year to help establish a Gaelic digital channel.
Though born in the Gaelic heartland of Lewis, Finlay was not a native Scottish Gaelic language speaker and it was not until he was nine or 10 that he decided to learn the language seriously.
A century ago, up to 100,000 people in the Canadian province spoke Scottish Gaelic, but by the early 20th century teachers were punishing pupils to stop them speaking the tongue of their forefathers in class and the playground.
www.savegaelic.org   (2168 words)

 Scottish Gaelic Given Names
In a Gaelic document from 1560, his given name is recorded as ; in a contemporary Scots language translation of the same document, the Earl's given name is recorded as .
(Mackechnie; MacPhail) Similarly, in the 15th century a son of one of the Lords of the Isles was known in Gaelic as , in Latin as , and in Scots as .
However, the existence of a modern Gaelic form is not conclusive evidence that a medieval form even existed, let alone that the modern form is the same as the medieval form.
www.medievalscotland.org /scotnames/gaelicgiven   (793 words)

 Scottish Gaelic language at AllExperts
Gaelic, a descendant of the Goidelic branch of Celtic and closely related to Irish, is the traditional language of the Scotti or Gaels, and became the historical language of the majority of Scotland after it replaced Cumbric, Pictish and Norse.
Gaelic began to decline in mainland Scotland by the beginning of the 13th century, and with this went a decline in its status as a national language.
Lowland Gaelic was spoken in the southern regions of Scotland prior to the introduction of Lowland Scots.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/sc/scottish_gaelic_language.htm   (4643 words)

 Traditional Scottish Gaelic singing
Some Gaelic singers treat puirt reels as the singing equivalent of playing the fiddle at top speed and sing at a speed which would be hopeless to dance to.
Sure there is classical Gaelic singing and the "oran mórs" which are musically and lyrically more challenging but try to be true to the song and the tradition not a classical singer unconnected with Gaelic.
The two main courses on Scots Gaelic song I know of are the week long course given at Sabhal Mor Ostaig and the long weekend course at "Feis Rois Inbhich" (the Adult Feis Ross).
www.siliconglen.com /culture/gaelicsong.html   (3210 words)

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Scottish Gaelic language A form of Gaelic was brought to Scotland by Irish invaders about the 5th century, where it replaced an older Brythonic language...
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.
Lowland Gaelic was spoken in the southern regions of Scotland prior to the introduction of Lowland Scots.
www.lycos.com /info/scottish-gaelic-language.html   (317 words)

 Language - Mezzofanti.org
Scottish Gaelic is considered to be Insular Celtic because it is spoken in Scotland - part of the British Isles.
Goidelic Gaelic is the first form of Gaelic to appear in the British Isles and Ireland, being comprised of Irish, Manx and Scottish Gaelic.
BBC Scottish Gaelic Programme - Listen to the Scottish Gaelic language being spoken in real-time with the BBC Scottish Gaelic Programme.
www.mezzofanti.org /scots.html   (1423 words)

 Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) Local Studies
This series covers all regions of Scotland where Scottish Gaelic (A'Ghàidhlig to be correct in its own words) was still spoken by a substantial part of the population at the start of the 20th century.
Gaelic once was the dominant means of conversation in East Sutherland and the western districts of Caithness.
This study is concerned with traditionally Gaelic speaking districts on the western and northern shores of the Firth of Clyde.
www.linguae-celticae.org /GLS_english.htm   (4994 words)

 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:GLS
Church Gaelic is based on the Perthshire dialect of 200 years ago, and is at a distance from spoken dialects.
Resurgence of interest in Scots Gaelic in the 1990s has been given a boost by the establishing of Scotland's own Parliament, for the first time in 300 years.
In bilingual areas Gaelic is usually the first language of instruction for most primary subjects.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=GLS   (180 words)

 Scottish Gaelic Language Books - Books From Scotland
Viewing his own country as irreversibly tainted with sin and beyond salvation, a young Scottish minister takes his sermons and prayers into deepest Africa, where he believes he will find an untouched and innocent population poised for the blessings of the Lord.
Words are pronounced slowly by a native speaker, with a pause of equal length for repetition by the learner, then spoken in normal conversation with equal pauses and English translations.
This anthology of Gaelic verse and song includes translations of all the poems together with notes on sources and themes.
www.booksfromscotland.com /Categories/Gaelic   (356 words)

 Gaelic and Scots from Rampant Scotland Directory
The Dictionary of the Scottish Gaelic Language is an inter-university initiative by the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI.
Comunn Gàidhlig Astràilia (The Scottish Gaelic Association of Australia) is a non-profit organisation which supports the language and culture of Scottish Gaels in Australia.
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.
www.rampantscotland.com /gaelic.htm   (2145 words)

 tour Scotland - Scottish Language Gaelic
The future of Scottish English depends on the degree to which Scots go on using their version of an international language.
The stronghold of Scottish Gaelic--which is closely related to, but quite distinct from, Irish Gaelic--is in the northwest Highlands and in the Western Isles, although large numbers of native speakers live in the Central Belt, especially in Glasgow (over ten thousand).
Gaelic (pronounced "Gallic" by English-speaking Scots) is taught in schools in the area, and many children still learn it from their parents.
www.best-scottish-tours.co.uk /scottish_tours_places/Scottish_Language_Gaelic.html   (741 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.
They are two distinct languages, and properly, Scottish Gaelic is pronounced “gallic”, not “gaylic” (which refers to Irish or the language group).
Scottish Gaelic is a Goidelic language, along with Irish and Manx.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/celtic_internet_resources/79089   (474 words)

 Scottish Gaelic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
For two languages are spoken amongst them, the Scottish and the Teutonic; the latter of which is the language of those who occupy the seaboard and plains, while the race of Scottish speech inhabits the Highlands and outlying islands.
www.saorsamedia.com /library/gaelic.html   (909 words)

 OHCHR: Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig Albanach) - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With the course of time the Scottish variety diverged to the point where it was clearly a separate dialect, becoming the most important language in Scotland from the 10th to the 12th century.
In some communities Scottish Gaelic is primarily used in the home, in church and for social purposes, and in bilingual areas it is usually spoken as the first language.
Air an deicheamh latha den Dùbhlachd 1948 ghabh Comhdhail Choitcheann nan Dùthchannan Aonaichte ri, agus chuir iad an cèill, "Gairm Choitcheann air còirichean A' Chinne-daonna" aig a bheil a bhrìgh gu mionaideach ri fhaicinn anns na duilleagan a leanas.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/gls.htm   (1733 words)

 Behind the Name: Scottish Names
From the Gaelic name Domhnall which means "ruler of the world", composed of the Old Celtic elements dumno "world" and val "rule"...
Gaelic form of ELLIE, sometimes taken to be a Gaelic form of HELEN.
From a Scottish place name which was formerly the name of a kingdom in Scotland...
www.behindthename.com /nmc/sco.php   (763 words)

 An Darach Ltd - Scottish Gaelic Translation
An Darach Ltd is able to provide a written translation service of English - Scottish Gaelic or Scottish Gaelic - English.
Our translator is a native speaker and writer of Scottish Gaelic, who, even from his Edinburgh base, uses the language on a day to day basis and is familiar with new terminology applied across a range of subjects including education, health, social services, political and legal processes.
Quotes are available on request, but the general rate applied for written translation is £90 per 1000 Gaelic words (mimimum charge £25).
www.andarach.com /scottish-gaelic-translation.php   (193 words)

 Gaelic Books
Traditional Scottish Gaelic tale for children or adult learners.
An entertaining traditional Gaelic tale retold for Gaelic speaking children and adult learners.
Ideal story for reading to children in Gaelic or for adult learners.
www.scotlandsmusic.com /gaelic-books.htm   (158 words)

 Irish & Scottish Gaelic and Nigel Tranter Books
Gaelic Verbs, Systemitizes and Simplified by Colin Mark
Although it's principal audience is chiildren, I wouldn't be surprised if many adults wouldn't find it interesting, particularly those who woud like to learn a little bit more about the Scottish Gaelic language and don't want to work too hard at learning it.
Comunn Gàidhlig Astràilia - The Scottish Gaelic Association of Australia
www.his.com /~rory   (184 words)

 Gaelic Dictionary
The Scottish Gaelic dictionary list below is for Gaelic students to advanced Scottish Gaelic speakers who want to expand their vocabulary.
Scottish gaelic is a complex language which differs a qreat deal from English.
There may be an online Scottish Gaelic dictionary out there that may help you with simple Gaelic dictionary needs and there is also a Gaelic spell-checker now available (see our Gaelic spell-checker page for details).
www.savegaelic.org /page/gaelic_dictionaries.php   (133 words)

 CANOE -- CNEWS - Canada: Scottish Gaelic speaker coming to Cape Breton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A century ago, there were an estimated 100,000 Gaelic speakers in Nova Scotia, mostly in Cape Breton and the northeastern mainland.
She works for a group that organizes Gaelic festivals and competitions in Scotland, and she has experience teaching the language in schools and other settings.
While the number of Gaelic speakers in Scotland has been shrinking for years, MacLeod says the council is anxious to see the results of the country's next census, which she hopes will show the trend is reversing.
cnews.canoe.ca /CNEWS/Canada/2007/02/25/3665452-cp.html   (941 words)

 GMHG Gaelic Mod
A Mòd is a Gaelic song competition for anyone who feels like they want to try their hand (or voice!) at singing a Scottish Gaelic song.
Fiona from the Highland town of Dingwall in Ross-shire is a fluent Gaelic speaker.
Fiona is the Màiri Mhòr Gaelic Song Fellow for the Highland Council and this work has taken her all over the Highlands and Islands as well as to the United States, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Wales and Estonia.
www.gmhg.org /gaelicmod.htm   (434 words)

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