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Scots Gaelic Dictionary

Hi,

Just thought I would pass this on.

I am profoundly deaf and thusly can't use the audio gizmos on DL. Any language I do (just 2 for now!) I try to locate a dictionary that has phonetc spelling included. To this end I have found the following dictionary to be most useful for this course:

'Gaelic Gold' (Steaphan MacRisnidh). Fairly inexpensive too.

I have been using it since late November & find it invaluable.

Just thought I'd pass it on.

:)

Baldr.

January 4, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tormod18

Here's link to a web based one with phonetic spelling for the main word look-up. Additionally it provides example sentences an expressions, but then without phonetics. https://learngaelic.scot/dictionary/index.jsp#


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tormod18

One more thing: I guess this resource is nice for helping you to lip-read as you have video of the speaker, including close-up: https://learngaelic.net/sounds/index.jsp


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Baldr11

I have this link & need to use it more. As I use the DL app more rhan the computer a book/ dictionary is much essier. But I do need to be reminded of this link.

FYI ... Lip reading is an art form. There is a difference between two accents of the same language (eg English & American). You literally have to 'learn' the accents in order to understand the different lip movements ... oh joy! ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Baldr11

A pleasure!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zuY0f273

I've started using this dictionary quite a lot. As real beginner, it's very helpful to see a word, have a go at pronouncing it, then click the icon to see how close I was!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chad_Pila

Thx this will be very useful for me and many others!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Baldr11

There's also another book I use which helps for the pronounciation of Gaelic words in general. For example 'Epenthetic (Helping) vowels' where a vowel is pronounced inbetween consonants but not written (cheeky Scots ;) ).

The book is:

'Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks' by Roibeard O'Maolalaigh & Iain MacAonghus. Word of advice ... take a little longer than 12 weeks ... :D

It's working very well (for me) in conjunction with the DL course.

Slàinte agus sealbh mhath!

Baldr.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zuY0f273

I've also bought "Everyday Gaelic" by Morag MacNeill. It has a whole bunch of words and phrases, some of which make me laugh out loud, but also have a nice phonetic pronunciation too which is handy if you're reading it in bed and don't want to wake the other half with your audio files!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Baldr11

Slàinte!!!

I'll check that out.

Does it have phonetic translation?

Baldr

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