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Nancy-Raven 
Posted: 21-Jun-2005, 07:47 PM
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My best friend learn irish dancing and for the first time she encourage me to speak another language(she don't like my prononciation in english)then french.She told me she want to learn gaelic because name of the dance are in gaelic but I told her it is probably in irish gaelic.She ask me why there is many form of gaelic,she thought there is only one form of it.I think the good answer will be more because gaelic is different in every country.Is it right if I answer that or I'm far away from the truth?Is there anyone who can give me a better explanation with more details for her?
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Posted: 22-Jun-2005, 11:34 AM
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I know there are people who know more about this than I do here, but --

Two of the six celtic languages are called "gaelic": There is Irish gaelic, sometimes called just Irish, and there is Scots Gaidhlig, also called just gaelic. They have a lot in common, but they also have many differences in spelling, grammar and vocabulary, and speakers of the two languages do not necessarily understand each other. (The other person in my scots gaidhlig class is a fluent Irish speaker, and he is able to use his knowledge to understand a good deal of what he reads, since he's clever and a natural linguist; but he is not moving faster to write or speak gaidhlig than I am really.) Scottish gaidhlig is the newer of the two languages, and actually comes from the older Irish; but they have diverged a great deal.

I guess a good modern index of a language's separate existence these days is whether they are translating Harry Potter into it. biggrin.gif The Irish translation is already in existence; recently plans to do the Scottish translation were set in motion, and the first volume should be out in a year or two.

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Posted: 22-Jun-2005, 01:43 PM
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Two of the six celtic languages are called "gaelic"

Don't forget Manx Gaelic. smile.gif


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Posted: 22-Jun-2005, 02:02 PM
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Gabh mo leisgeul, a Ch! I wasn't aware that Manx is also known as one of the gaelics.

See? toldya there's a lot more hip people than me around here! biggrin.gif Thanks!
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Posted: 02-Sep-2005, 01:35 AM
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Well there's no big differences between the languages, although Manx has a more English spelling... Gaelic from Ireland has fadas and Gaelic from Scotland have fadas And Scottish Gaelic have more ch sounds...


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Posted: 22-Sep-2005, 05:23 PM
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I saw it written in a song, I think .. Its weird, a mixture between Irish, Scottish and Welsh - thats what it looked like to me. I only know the Manx for the Isle of Man itself - Ellen Vannain ...(which is a song we always mess up in the altos heheh, nice regularity wink.gif )


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Posted: 22-Sep-2005, 07:32 PM
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I read somewhere (Im not sure where so I can't guarantee that this is truth) that Manx Gaelic was first written 'down by a Welsh speaker, so it sounds like Gaelic but looks like Welsh.


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