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To anyone interested in learning Scottish Gaelic (link)

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Since I've noticed a fair number of people mention Scottish Gaelic in the Irish thread and the language bucket list thread, I thought I would just have to make sure that people know of this website. It's a great but simple site, with about 50 lessons on various aspects of the Gaelic language. The site is not pretty in terms of formatting, but I've found it useful regardless. I recommend doing the lessons on-site, rather than downloading the PDFs, as the site includes pronunciations you can listen to throughout.

http://www.taic.me.uk/taic.htm

Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig - pronounced gah-lick) is derived of the Irish language, brought over by Irish settlers around 300-500AD. The language is thought to have begun diverging into its own form from around 1100AD. Interestingly, these Irish settlers are the reason our country is called Scotland - the Romans at the time called the Irish people the Scotti, and so these Scotti people who settled Scotland gave us both their language and, indirectly, their name. In fact, 'Scotia' was originally a Latin name for Ireland, before it came to be applied to Scotland.

4 years ago

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/gingerherring

I would love to see Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo. Love love love.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/french909
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Yeah, I got interested in it after listening to Auld Lang Syne.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmatRodz
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5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leighforbes
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I'd love to see Scots Gaelic on Duolingo too!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/idshanks
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTLngoGxXac

This is part one of a series called Speaking Our Language - there are many episodes on youtube. It's a slow paced program, but can be good to hear the same phrase in multiple scenarios.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JordyBov
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YES YES YES! I am from Australia, and my family sometimes speaks a wee bit of Gaelic around the house, asking each other questions like "do you want some tea?" ( though unfortunately I am illiterate in Gaelic and would be unable to type it!

I would love to learn my ancestral language on duolingo! And you could do it, considering Irish is now available.

Tapadh leat!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DianeBruce

A bheil thu ag iarraidh tì :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShariniSen

Thanks. Tapadh leat. Cíamar a tha thu! That's about all I know now. It would be great taking it further!! Can't wait for Duolingo to start it too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo
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I speak Irish at about a B2 level, I started the course recently and I love it. I love Scotland's native languages (Scots and Gàidhlig) I can understand both of them about as well as Russians can understand Belarusian. They sound much better than English. I find English is one of the worst languages to listen too. It just sounds awkward.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mckohtz

I'm trying to learn Scottish Gaelic and would love to see it on duolingo too!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ashien1

Have you by any chance saved the pdf lessons? The site is gone :'-(

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmatRodz
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5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Santosh417268

I would also really like duolingo to introduce a course in Scottish gaelic. It was my mother's first language and I would love to learn to speak it. I'm already learning Italian, French and spanish on duolingo so I know it works. Please duolingo, HELP!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/L-C-L
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Don't wait. Here's a great place to Start NOW> https://learngaelic.scot/index.jsp

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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Cheers thanks ... it will answer to many of the questions that went your direction last week

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mbhd92

Pleas put it on duolingo. I have family who speak it.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmatRodz
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The originally posted LINK is dead.

Try this one: https://www.taic.me.uk/feuch/Content/taic.htm

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pluren

Scottish Gaelic is what I would love to learn on Duolingo

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Barra851836

I would love to have Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo. Count me in. I speak Gaeilge already, and I can usually understand a Scots Gaelic speaker from Islay area. Orthography is the main difference in the two.

1 month ago