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Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) language learning materials

A collection of Scottish Gaelic language courses, grammars, dictionaries, and other books about the Scottish Gaelic language.

Courses, Grammar, Dictionaries, Phrases


Courses

Blas na Gàidhlig: The Practical Guide to Scottish Gaelic Pronunciation

Blas na Gàidhlig: The Practical Guide to Scottish Gaelic Pronunciation

by Michael Bauer

- tackles the thorny issue of Scottish Gaelic pronunciation in an engaging and clear manner without loosing track of the bigger picture and the fine detail. It assumes no prior knowledge and takes the reader on a complete journey through the marvels of the Gaelic sound system. It comes with over 120 sets of exercises, numerous sound files that can be accessed via the publisher's website, both technical and entertaining illustrations, and a recipe for some Christmas baking.

Buy from: Amazon.co.uk

Speaking Our Language: Guide to Learning Gaelic

by Richard Cox

- a good introduction to Scottish Gaelic consisting of a textbooks, video and audio tapes. Available in four parts suitable for beginners, upper beginners, lower intermediate and upper intermediate levels respectively.

Buy Series 1 from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
Buy Series 2 from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
Buy Series 3 from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
Buy Series 4 from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

The video and audio tapes, and the books are available from:
Comhairle nan Leabhraichean and http://www.celt.com.au/hculture.html

Some parts of the course are also available on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTLngoGxXac

Teach Yourself Gaelic

Teach Yourself Gaelic - A Complete Course for Beginners

by Boyd Robertson and Iain Taylor

- a good introduction to written and spoken Scottish Gaelic that includes a course book containing dialogues, grammatical notes, exercises and cultural information, together with a cassette with recordings of some of the dialogues and exercises.

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Colloquial Scottish Gaelic

Colloquial Scottish Gaelic - The Complete Course for Beginners

by Katie Graham and Katherine M. Spadaro

- a good introduction to spoken and written Scottish Gaelic. Includes a course book containing dialogues, grammatical notes, exercises and cultural information, together with two cassettes with recordings of some of the dialogues and exercises. Best for those with a basic knowledge of Scottish Gaelic.

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TeachMe! Gaelic

TeachMe! Gaelic

- a CD-ROM course which helps to learn Gaelic grammar and a wide range of vocabulary. Also includes a book of stories, which you can listen to and read, an audio CD, and an AutoLearn feature.

Buy from: www.linguashop.com


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Grammar

The Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language

The Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language

by Moray Watson & Michelle Macleod

- covers the history of the Gaelic language, its development in Scotland and Canada, its spelling, syntax and morphology, its modern vocabulary, and the study of its dialects. It also addresses sociolinguistic issues such as identity, perception, language planning and the appearance of the language in literature. Each chapter is written by an expert on their topic. The book has been written accessibly with a non-specialist audience in mind.

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Gaelic Verbs: Systemised and Simplified

Gaelic Verbs: Systemised and Simplified

by Colin B.D. Mark

- contains step-by-step explanations, numerous examples in a wide range of registers, and copious notes on Gaelic verbs. Covers all those aspects of Gaelic verbs which can be so troublesome to learners, including Verbal Nouns, the Assertive Verb, Defective Verbs and Irregular Verbs. There are also plenty of incidental vocabulary, grammar, and examples of usage.

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Dictionaries

The Essential Gaelic-English Dictionary

The Essential Gaelic-English Dictionary: A Dictionary for Students and Learners of Scottish Gaelic

by Angus Watson

- an excellent, up-to-date dictionary of Scottish Gaelic. Includes both colloquial and formal vocabulary, illustrative examples, and Scots equivalents of the head words.

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Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary

Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary

by Edward Dwelly

- the most comprehensive Gaelic-English available. Also includes a concise Gaelic grammar and numerous illustrations. First published between 1902 and 1911, so it lacks the latest vocabulary, but even so this dictionary is an essential reference for any serious student of Gaelic.

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Gaelic Dictionary: Gaelic-English, English-Gaelic

Gaelic Dictionary: Gaelic-English, English-Gaelic

by Malcolm MacLennan

- a good Scottish Gaelic dictionary which also includes detailed notes on etymology and pronunciation

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Gaelic Dictionary

Gaelic Dictionary

by Boyd Robertson and Ian MacDonald

- a good English-Scottish Gaelic / Scottish Gaelic-English dictionary.

Buy from: Amazon.co.uk


Scottish Gaelic-English/English-Scottish Gaelic Dictionary

Scottish Gaelic-English/English-Scottish Gaelic Dictionary

by R. W. Renton and J. A. MacDonald

- a small, handy dictionary of Scottish Gaelic.

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Hippocrene Children's Illustrated Scottish Gaelic Dictionary: English - Scottish Gaelic/Scottish Gaelic - English

- a small dictionary designed for children containing 500 entries, each accompanied by large illustrations.

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Etymological Dictionary of Scottish-Gaelic

Etymological Dictionary of Scottish-Gaelic

by Alexander MacBain

- includes sketches of both Old Irish and modern Scottish Gaelic, the Ogham Alphabet, sample Ogham inscriptions, word building and about 7000 word entries in the dictionary proper.

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Phrases

Everyday Gaelic

Everyday Gaelic

by Morag MacNeill

- a useful collection of everyday Scottish Gaelic phrases coving such topics as meeting friends, talking about the weather, talking with children and so on.

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