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Posted: 23-Dec-2003, 03:11 PM
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As a flemish speaking belgian, and a Scotland lover, I am interested in scottish gaelic.
I looked around on the net and found some intersting sites here and there.
The BBC site is very interresting.

But if you look at www.eurotalk.co.uk you will find there is a cd for learning scottish gaelic (also irish is available)
It is interactive, with translation and sound samples.

For me it gave a good starting point. But it is a the pity that i have no means of using gaelic here in Flanders. When i go to scotland i try to use the little gaelic i know, and i get positive reactions, being fllemish.

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  Posted: 23-Dec-2003, 04:45 PM
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's math sin gu dearbh a leughadh an "snead" seo biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif ! gu dearbh!

i can only recommend Iain Mac an Taillors - Ian Taylor and Boyd Robertson s excellent "Teach yourself Gaelic" , published by Hodders and Stoughton. It comes together with a tape which is very useful indeed. That helped me a great deal when i started to lean gaelic smile.gif In the meantime I have the great privilege to sit in Iains classes at Sbhal Mr staig smile.gif biggrin.gif


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Hope - i ' ll have time to pop in more often smile.gif Cumaibh a' dol! Tha mi gl thoillichte a bhith sin fhaicinn - I am very happy indeed to see this thread smile.gif


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Posted: 23-Dec-2003, 05:48 PM
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A thi! Tha mi elach ort a Fhaileas agus am brd eile cuideachd!!!. 'S e 'Am Misgear' an t-ainm a th' orm aig a' bhrd sin. Tha thu fortanach gu dearbh a bhith a' fuireach aig Sbhal Mr staig agus tha deagh Ghidhlig agad gu dearbha! Tha mi airson a dhol ann ach chan eil tide gu ler agam an-drsda. Co dhi, tha mi toilichte do fhaicinn an-seo. Oidhche mhath is Nollaig Chrideil biggrin.gif


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Posted: 23-Dec-2003, 06:02 PM
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Nollaig Chridheil a-huile duine! Failte bhaith is fhuranach dhuibhse! smile.gif tha mi toilichte ciunntainn uat, thoir toigh or fhein.

Faileas! I am so happy to see you! I had heard you spoke Gaelic and was hoping so much you would come in here. Congratulations on being moderator too!

I don't speak well at all, but trying to learn. It is a bit overwhelming to me now as you all are such wonderful Gaidhlig speakers! maybe one day for me too. Thanks for all the input! clap.gif


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  Posted: 25-Dec-2003, 04:15 PM
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Nollaig Chridheil a h-uile duine! 's math sin do fhaicinn ann a' sheo , a ch dhubh smile.gif

Aye Celtic Rose, I love this board and just would like to be able to listen more to the station but Real player is a bit of a pain for my laptop I am afraid.

I 've been "nerving" a while this board with my fire for Gaelic lol so I am really doubly glad of this thread and if i can b of any help to ye ... biggrin.gif dont hesitate to ask!

Tha thusa a' deanamh gl mhath, A Ch Dhubh! :-) Oidhche mhath dhuibh agus chi mi sibh a dh'aithgearr smile.gif
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Posted: 25-Dec-2003, 04:42 PM
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Faileas! Nollaig chridheil! Ciamar a tha sibh? Tha i gle bhreagha an-diugh. Cait a bheil thu a' fuireach? Tha mi a' fuireach a' Arizona. Thank you so much for being here! I appreciate it so very much! You are so much of a better Gaidhlig speaker than I. I hope to get to your and others here level someday. I will have to look into those teaching books and tapes you got. I live in a small town so I need to buy something on line. In the meantime, there are a few on here that speak very well and so you can chat in Gaihdlig with them! I just wish my accent marks worked on here. for some reason they don't work when I try to reply! unsure.gif Faileas! feel free to contribute in any way you like that would help us all out. Tapadh leibh!

anyway, halo a-huile duine agus Nollaig Chridheil! smile.gif

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Posted: 25-Dec-2003, 05:48 PM
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Nollaig Chridheil a h-uile duine biggrin.gif Tha mi 'n dchas gun robh latha math agaibh. Bha latha mr agam-sa agus mo theaghlach.ach tha mi cho sgith ris a' ch wink.gif ...Tha mi a' dol dhan lebaidh a-nis. Oidhche mhath is beanachd leibh.

Merry Christmas everyone..hope you all had a good day.

Celtic-Rose I'm sure your Gaelic will improve, all you have to do is practice. Write in Gaelic as much as possible here and in no time you will see improvements. thumbs_up.gif
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Posted: 25-Dec-2003, 09:19 PM
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Thanks Cu Dubh! the problem is understanding all you guys first! wink.gif smile.gif
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Posted: 26-Dec-2003, 01:05 PM
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I have to agree with Faileas, Boyd Robertson & Iain Taylor's book Teach Yourself Gaelic would be an excellent choice for you to start learning the basics or maybe the Speaking Our Language range of books by Cnan. Which are easier to get into than TYG but less informative i feel.
In the meantime you could check out these sites if you haven't already done so.

Taic (support)

English/Gaelic - Gaelic/English Dictionary

SaveGaelicOrg

BBC Gaelic lessons

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Posted: 27-Dec-2003, 04:40 PM
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Tapadh leat Cu Dubh! I looked over the BBC site and I have been in there before, but then kind of forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me.

I got some gift certificates for Christmas so I bought myself the following books:

Scottish Gaelic-English/English-Scottish Gaelic Dictionary [Paperback]
By: R. W. Renton, J. A. MacDonald

Teach Yourself Gaelic Complete Course [Paperback]
By: NTC Publishing group, et al


Hope they're good!

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Posted: 27-Dec-2003, 05:22 PM
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Aye those are excellent books Celtic-Rose. The Renton/MacDonald Dictionary is a good one to start-off with. It's small, but surpassingly comprehensive. Teach Yourself Gaelic as I've already said is excellent. It's published by Hodder & Stoughton over here though so I can only assume NTC is the publisher over there. Your Gaelic will really improve if you go through the whole book. There's an audio tape that accompanies the book. Did you order that too?
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  Posted: 27-Dec-2003, 05:34 PM
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Yeah, Teach yourself Gaelic is really good smile.gif

The Speaking our language material is very good as well even tho it kind of limits your vocabulary a bit . For a wider range i still consider Teach yourself better smile.gif

As for Dictionarys its really difficult, i suppose Dwelly's illustraded Gaelic - English Dictionary is still among the best even tho its a hundred years old.

The Strr Data at Sbhal Mr staigs website ( www.smo.uhi.ac.uk) is very useful and theres several other Dictionarys in there as well.

Or have a look at my website on the Gaidhlig page. Ye' ll find a few tips there.

I still recommend the Crsa Inntrigidh , the distance learning course from the college. smile.gif

Oh aye , my website lol: http://mysite.freeserve.com/tirnanog smile.gif

Cumaibh a dol agus tha mi ' n dochas gu bheil sporsa mr agaibh ri ionnsachaidh Gaidhlig smile.gif

- Keep going and I hope that ye have good fun with learnig gaidhlig :=)
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Posted: 27-Dec-2003, 05:56 PM
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Oh aye , my website
Ye' ll find a few tips there.

Tha Gidhlig gu ler agad a Fhaileas agus tha mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil beagan Albais cuideachd...Math Fhin!!! Is toil leam a' Ghidhlig ach 's fior thoil leam Albais. 'S e Gall a th' annam agus tha sin an cnan agamsa. Gl mhath, gl mhath gu dearbha! thumbs_up.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted: 28-Dec-2003, 10:05 PM
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Halo Faileas and Cu Dubh! Ciamar a sibh?

I would write in Gaelic, but me thinks I had better get my books first and study hard before answering to you two pros! wink.gif

I heard today that they had shipped them so I am anxiously waiting to get them this week, I hope! Then look out! starwars.gif laugh.gif

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Posted: 29-Dec-2003, 03:07 PM
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'S math sin!!!

Let us know what you think of them when they arrive Celtic-Rose.
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