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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (January-March) » Ok.... Hope this doesn't start a fued or anything. Scottish Gaelic? « Previous Next »

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ALina (67.30.211.8 - 67.30.211.8)
Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Sorry, I can't seem to find anything about Scottish Gaelic, so i'm posting here. What's the difference between Scottish and Irish Gaelic. I'm a little bit Irish and a little bit Scottish and just wanted to know.... so that I can learn.

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Paul (66.152.218.225 - 66.152.218.225)
Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 01:22 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi, Alina:

There's a Seattle-based Scottish language group called Slighe nan Gaidheal. Their website is www.slighe.com.

All the best,
Paul

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Brent (208.186.96.8 - 208.186.96.8)
Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 03:21 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Just out of curiosity... How close is Scottish Gaelic to Irish Gaelic?

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James (209.48.182.219 - 209.48.182.219)
Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 06:58 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Scots Gaelic has several differences from Irish, most noteable is the presence of the indefinite article. Pronunciation is different and spelling is quite different. Now, having said that, if one can read Irish one can reasonably make out Scots. It's kind of like Spanish and Portugese...in the spoken language you recognize a few words, in the written you recognize even more, but to be proficient in one in no way implies proficiency in the other.

Le meas,

James

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