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stcelia 
Posted: 20-Sep-2005, 02:16 PM
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Hello,
Can anyone suggest a good way to learn Gaelic, perhaps online, or a recorded course or radio course you know of?

Lacking speakers of the language here in Ohio, I'm looking for suggestions.

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Posted: 20-Sep-2005, 06:28 PM
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Posted: 20-Sep-2005, 07:37 PM
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Filte, stcelia!

Firstly, I'd like to welcome you to CR! You've found one of the best sites on the net in my humble opinion. The music is wonderful, and the people are some of the nicest you'll find anywhere! So make yourself at home!

Now, on to your question...As Aaediwen pointed out, we have a forum here dedicated to the Celtic Languages, so feel free to drop in and check it out. My question is.. which Gaelic are you learning? There are 3: Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic and Manx Gaelic. I am learning Scottish Gaelic myself and would be glad to offer what little I know to help. There are other more experienced speakers in the Celtic Languages forum so please drop in and say hi!

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Posted: 22-Sep-2005, 01:48 PM
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I had a CD on Irish Gaelic that was quite helpful, plus I was able to make better use of my drive time as a result. thumbs_up.gif

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Great to see you new on our little family ( wink.gif ) here on CR smile.gif. I have been a member now for nearly three years and still like coming her wink.gif. I wonder whether Wiz has been talking about me, when he mentioned "more accomplished gaelic speakers" ... angel_not.gif . I would recommend bbc.co.uk/alba/ and there Beag air bheag. They give a pretty good idea where to start and a whole load of useful links. But just pop in a few forums further down and we can discuss this in all its due length smile.gif. Failte ort a-rithist rolleyes.gif thumbs_up.gif


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Posted: 22-Sep-2005, 07:23 PM
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QUOTE (Raven @ 22-Sep-2005, 02:48 PM)
I had a CD on Irish Gaelic that was quite helpful, plus I was able to make better use of my drive time as a result. thumbsup.gif

Mikel

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Is that my good buddy Raven???? I'm so excited to see you I could just....

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WELCOME BACK my friend! I have missed you so much! I hope you hang around for a while!

I didn't know that you were learning the Irish! Good for you! How far have you gotten with it?

Well, better go for now. WONDERFUL to see you again! I feared we'd lost you for good! smile.gif So glad to be proven wrong!

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Posted: 23-Sep-2005, 11:31 AM
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HI Allen

I have not actually had time to use my CD for about a year now I guess. I have a few phrases that I can pull out to impress people tongue.gif

I started playing guitar at this Spanish speaking church on Sunday nights and giving group guitar lessons so the Gaelic had to fall by the wayside as Spanish was more urgent.

I have had a lot of interest in it for some time, but I keep a pretty hectic schedule, with the band playing over 100 shows per year, working on 3 brand new CD projects that we plan to release over the next 16 Months and keeping my full time day job in addition.

It would really be helpful to me at this time to us the CD's that I have along with some written support (which I have never had for these particular CDs) to help me remember, read and understand.

As with everything that I do these days it seems like I am always multi-tasking. Mostly when I am on this board, I am on the phone on hold with a customer and there are just times when I can't make that work either.

I'll be around off and on, it's good to see you again wink.gif and thanks for your help with the translation for our new CD

All the best

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Posted: 12-Dec-2006, 02:07 AM
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hello all. I am back, wanting to learn the Gaelic again. Not sure where to start at this point, but the very beginning as a refresher course.

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Posted: 12-Dec-2006, 07:58 PM
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Well, hello there, dear! it's good to see you back! i've been away for a while myself and jsut getting back in the swing of things. I am ashamed to say that I have let my Gaelic studies go for a while too, and am in need of getting started again. Right now, my main problem is motivation. With all of the bad things going on in my life just now, I find it difficult to concentrate on any one thing and stick to it. Hopefully soon though! sad.gif
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Posted: 12-Dec-2006, 10:22 PM
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Halo Wizard! I hope you start it up again soon. When you can. And something easy I am way rusty.. I do miss it. I must ask this question- is it time for Hot Chocolate and snow? Did you get any this year so far? I will have to think of you on my first sip of the season. Hope all is going well for you.

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Posted: 17-Dec-2006, 10:51 AM
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Posted: 17-Dec-2006, 07:34 PM
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On a recent trip to the twin cities I talk with one of the salespeople for the Rosetta Stone language learning CD programs. She said while Irish is not currently being offered they do get alot of requests for it. She emailed my reguest to the company and I'm now on their mailing list. If and when I hear something I'll post it. If they can do a Hebrew language CD they should be able to do Gaelic-no matter which version.


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Posted: 18-Dec-2006, 01:13 AM
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If you can't get a course on CD, why not try on of the online courses, like TAIC or Bear air Bheag
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Posted: 18-Dec-2006, 06:53 AM
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I told myself after the first of the year I would get back into the Gaelic. I find it most helpful in my 18thc (Jacobite 1746) group I am involved in, but I am very behind and bone dry in it all.

so hope the Gaelic will all start up again after the first of the year when we all have settled down from the holidays. Looking forward to learning again and more. Thanks, Allen! smile.gif

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Posted: 28-Dec-2006, 07:23 PM
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Hi Wizard, ok help me out here my dearest friend....... How do you say this in Scottish Gaelic

Happy which I think is Sonas, New Year?????

I can't find it in my little dictionary that has been taped a zillion times. I would really appreciate it if you'd help me out here. Please-

I will owe ya a cup of steaming hot chocolate with marshmallows....


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