Scots Gaelic Dictionary
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.
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! ;)
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!
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!