Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)

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Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)

Postby BobMacDhonnchaidh » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:27 pm UTC

Anyone speak it? I'm trying to learn at the moment, but I'm only at the "Tha mi toilichte" stage in learning it.
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Re: Gàidhlig

Postby davef » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:55 pm UTC

Your username tells me you must be referring to Gaelic (the native Irish language) but none of those words are Irish. Is it Scots Gaelic? Did you type them phonetically?

Ah, I just checked - it's Scots. Nope, don't speak it! Irish I can do plenty, though, and it doesn't seem to be all that different. I'd say the accent is a bitch to decipher, though...

EDIT - also, how about saying Hello to everyone in the Intro Thread? Maith an fear!
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Re: Gàidhlig

Postby Engma » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:36 pm UTC

I'd love to learn Irish Gaelic, personally. But learning the Scots sort is pretty awesome too.

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Re: Gàidhlig

Postby evilbeanfiend » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:39 pm UTC

i know a little welsh which is also fairly related (though not as closely as the other two i think)
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Re: Gàidhlig

Postby AKADriver » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:39 pm UTC

A word of warning! Don't confuse "Scots Gaelic" or "Scottish Gaelic" with Scots, aka Lowland Scots. Scots is a Germanic language closely related to English (usually mutually intelligible, but with its own morphology). Reading wikipedia in Scots is fun - it's like English run through a "Fat Bastard" filter.

http://sco.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

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Re: Gàidhlig

Postby BobMacDhonnchaidh » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:42 pm UTC

Scots is barely a language, more of a dialect. We used to have to do it in school, it's pretty easy to understand if you speak English.
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Re: Gàidhlig

Postby Bored in the North » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:50 pm UTC

The Scottish Parliament website in Scots is also mildly amusing. It's politics, but in the style of Oor Wullie.

Ye are walcome tae visit the Pairlament tae hae a keek roon or find oot aboot whit wey the Pairlament warks.


http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vli/l ... /index.htm

I've spent quite a bit of time in the Hebrides and I'd really love to be able to understand Gàidhlig, if only to be able to comprehend some of the beautiful songs you occasionally hear up there. Sadly, I'm stuck in England at present.


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