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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)

 Scottish Gaelic language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The alphabet of Irish and Scottish Gaelic is identical, consisting of 18 letters.
Scottish Gaelic employs four cases of nouns: nominative, genitive, dative, and vocative (Irish uses three).
Scottish Gaelic exists in two main dialects, Northern and Southern, roughly geographically determined by a line up the Firth of Lorne to the town of Ballachulish and then across to the Grampian Mountains, which it follows.
members.tripod.com /~babaev/tree/scottish.html   (282 words)

 Scottish Gaelic language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A form of Gaelic was brought to Scotland by Irish invaders about the 5th century, where it replaced an older Brythonic language, also of Celtic origin, and the unknown Pictish language.
By the 15th century, with the accretion of Norse and English loan words, the Scottish branch differed significantly enough from the Irish to warrent definition as a separate language.
Scottish Gaelic exists in two main dialects, Northern and Southern, geographically determined by a line roughly up the Firth of Lorne to the town of Ballachulish and then across to the Grampian Mountains, which it follows northeasterly.
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 English Scottish Gaelic language
Copula: Gaelic has two verbs that both mean "to be" (though some grammar books treat them as two parts of a single suppletive verb): tha is used to ascribe a property to a noun or pronoun, whereas in general usage is is used to identify a noun or pronoun as a complement.
The BBC also operates a Gaelic language radio station Radio nan Gaidheal (which regularly transmits joint broadcasts with its Republic of Ireland counterpart Raidió na Gaeltachta), and there are also television programmes in the language on the BBC and on the independent commercial channels, usually subtitled in English.
In common with other Indo-European languages, the neologisms which are coined for modern concepts are typically based on Greek or Latin, although written in Gaelic orthography; television, for instance, becomes telebhisean (cian-dhealbh could also be used), and computer becomes coimpiùtar (aireamhadair, bocsa-fiosa or bocsa-sgrìobhaidh could also be used).
articles.gourt.com /?article=Scottish_Gaelic   (4333 words)

 Gaelic Courses and Celtic language studies
Gaelic in Glasgow University's Department of Celtic The University of Glasgow's Department of Celtic runs courses which are open to students of all faculties.Teaching and research work covers the ancient, medieval and modern periods in three Celtic languages, Scottish Gaelic, Irish, and Welsh.
University of Edinburgh - Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies On 1 August 2001 the Department of Celtic and the School of Scottish Studies came together to form a single administrative unit, to be known as the Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies.
The School of Scottish Studies This is a centre for interdisciplinary research on Scottish subjects and is the only Scottish institution that undertakes the systematic and extensive recording of folklore and regional ethnology in the field.
www.gaelic-scotland.co.uk /Full-time-Courses.html   (387 words)

 Goraidh MacCuaig - Scottish Language & Culture Links
The Gaelic College, Nova Scotia, 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.
Gaelic Nova Scotia, dedicated to the social and economic development of the Gaelic language in Nova Scotia and around the world as well as the aims of Comhairle na Gaidhlig, Alba Nuadh.
Comunn na Gaidhlig is the national development agency for Scottish Gaelic which acts as a catalyst to enable Gaels to realize their aspirations for the future of their language and culture.
www.cookstudios.com /goraidh/links/lang.html   (902 words)

 Language - Mezzofanti.org
Scots Gaelic experienced its literary renaissance in the 18th century, and came under standardization with the publication of the Scottish Bible in 1801.
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.
www.mezzofanti.org /scots.html   (1423 words)

 Celtic Languages
The Insular languages fall into two groups: the Brythonic (or British), including Breton, Cornish, and Welsh; and the Gaelic (or Goidelic), including Irish, Scottish Gaelic (or Erse), and Manx.The characteristic of Celtic languages that most distinguishes them from other Indo-European linguistic groups is their loss of the original Indo-European sound p.
By the 15th century, with the inclusion of Norse and English loanwords, the Scottish branch differed significantly enough from the Irish to warrant the definition as a separate language.
Manx, the language of the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea is classified as a dialect of Scottish Gaelic, with strong Norse influence.
www.celticgrounds.com /chapters/c-language.htm   (328 words)

 Gaelic Scotland - Language, names, alphabet
As visitors to the Scottish Highlands you will soon realise that you are in an area which is linguistically and culturally distinct.
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.
www.gaelic-scotland.co.uk /Language.html   (458 words)

 Scottish Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is mainly spoken in the North of Scotland and on the Western Isles.
Scottish Language is published by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies - ISSN 0264 0198.
=Scottish Language Dictionaries (SLD) is a new body established to develop dictionaries and to promote the languages of Scotland.
www.languagepilot.com /studyabroad/scottish-language.html   (294 words)

 Scottish Gaelic Language in Scotland
Scottish Gaelic has a certain similarity to Irish Gaelic, but is very different to the Welsh Gaelic and its family (Cornish and Breton)
However the Scottish Kings in the Lowlands sought to curb the independence of the Lords of the Isles, and finally in 1545 broke their power.
Should you want to learn Scottish Gaelic, then you could try Sabhal Mór Ostaig, a college on the Island of Skye which is the centre for teaching Scottish Gaelic.
www.scotland-calling.com /language.htm   (620 words)

 Scottish Language - Gaelic and Lallans
Above the highland line, Gaelic was the dominant language from around the 10th century, but has been in steady decline since the 16th century.
The language was initially termed Inglis but this terminology became unpalatable after Anglo-Norman had been eclipsed by the English language within England from the late 14th century onwards.
Gaelic, which had earlier been referred to as 'Scottis'; (pronounced 'Scots';), was increasingly referred to instead as Erse, the word used for Irish.
www.clans.org.uk /lang.html   (582 words)

 Gaelic and Scots from Rampant Scotland Directory
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.
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.
www.rampantscotland.com /gaelic.htm   (2078 words)

 Learn gaelic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Scottish-Gaelic is one of the six modern Celtic languages (Irish, Scottish-Gaelic, Manx, welsh, Cornish and Breton) and is spoken by around 80,000 people in Scotland, mainly on the West Coast and the Western Isles.
While the number of Gaelic speakers has been decreasing over the past two centuries, this decrease has slowed, and Gaelic is now becoming more popular.
Weekly language Gaelic classes are a major part of the Society's activities, and all are welcome to attend at anytime throughout the year.
www.geocities.com /scottishgaelicvic/prod01.htm   (219 words)

 Epilepsy Action: Scottish Gaelic Language Epilepsy Helpline for UK re
In partnership with the organisation Language Line, telephone advice and information is available in 150 languages, including Scottish Gaelic.
All Language Line interpreters are highly qualified in their field.
Language Line interpreters are specifically trained in telephone interpreting.
www.epilepsy.org.uk /services/freephone_languageline.cfm?idl=23   (263 words)

 New Page 1
The Scottish Gaelic language and music had been brought to North America centuries ago via the Scottish settlers and has been fostered and sustained to this day.
The older generations of Gaelic speakers have kept our instrumental music alive through the practice puirt-a-beul or 'mouth music', which may be generally described as dance music tunes sung with nonsense syllables or words.
Or, in the case of the present generation of musicians, in which the number of fluent Gaelic speakers would be diminished, these musicians may unconsciously play their music with a 'Gaelic flavor' if they have developed their musical repertoire from, or have patterned their musical style on, Gaelic speaking musicians and/or singers from generations before.
www.gaelic.ca /language/fiddle.htm   (609 words)

 Ethnologue report for language code:gla
Church Gaelic is based on the Perthshire dialect of 200 years ago, and is at a distance from spoken dialects.
Resurgence of interest in Scottish 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 usually is first language of instruction for most primary subjects.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=gla   (176 words)

 Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Gaelic is still spoken by about 86,000 individuals primarily in the Northern part of Scotland and in the Western Isles of Skye, Lewis and Harris.
Gaelic music was an important part of everyday life in early Scotland.
The Royal National Mod is a annual festival celebrating the Gaelic language and culture.
iml.jou.ufl.edu /projects/Spring02/Hermanson/language.html   (293 words)

 Scotland: Gaelic Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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.
Another variant of Gaelic is spoken in the Isle of Man (a small tax haven between England and Ireland) called Manx Gaelic.
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/newscotland/gaelic.html   (257 words)

 Organisations promoting the Scots Gaelic language
Some are there to help learners develop their skills, others to encourage the Gaelic arts or to develop its use in business and government.
Gaelic Society of Inverness The site of the Gaelic Society of Inverness which was established in 1871 for the specific purpose of cultivating the language, poetry and music of the Scottish Highlands and generally furthering the interests of the Gaelic speaking people.
An Comunn Gaidhealach America An Comunn Gàidhealach America (The Gaelic Society of America) strives to promote and preserve the Gaelic language and culture by supporting Gaelic language study and interest in Gaelic literature, song, music, art and history in North America and the world.
www.gaelic-scotland.co.uk /Gaelic-Organisations.html   (424 words)

 Classes in the Scottish Gaelic Language
Have fun and learn this fascinating Celtic language that is spoken by hundreds of thousands of people today in Scotland and other parts of the world.
A new beginners class for people with no experience in Scottish Gaelic is scheduled to start Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., beginning September 10, 2002, in Walnut Creek.
The classes are taught by Tris King (Toirstean MacRobainn), director of The Scottish Gaelic Learners Association of the Bay Area.
members.tripod.com /~scotgaelic/classes.html   (464 words)

 Scottish Gaelic language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Goidelic languages have historically been part of a dialect continuum stretching from the south of Ireland, the Isle of Man, to the north of Scotland.
A form of Middle Irish, known as Classical Gaelic, was used as a literary language in Ireland until the 17th century and in Scotland until the 18th century.
In 1980 Scottish Gaelic orthography was further reformed by the Exam Board.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_Gaelic_language   (5081 words)

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