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Your astuce or method for retaining Scottish Gaelic?

I would like to know your approach of retaining what you are learning in Scottish Gaelic tree here on Duolingo and other resources (if any).

Do you write lots of notes and revise them? Do you just do lot of practice sessions on Duolingo? If so, how often do you revisit a skill? Have you started putting what you have learnt to use?? Do you chat with Scottish Gaelic speakers, write letters or emails in S.Gaelic or do you have a personal blog or something else in S.Gaelic ?

January 21, 2020



My little kid is doing the course. She talks to her Teddybear in Gaelic because he's Scottish ;)


"In Scotland, as in many parts of the world, teddy bears are hugely popular. Two years ago, a toy bear that repeats Gaelic words for colours, numbers and shapes was launched in an effort to help encourage greater use of the language. It was developed by a Western Isles-based publisher with support from Gaelic organisation Bord na Gaidhlig. In 2007, there was a plan for a robot teddy that could interact with its owner and could alert medical staff to changes in a sick child's condition to be tested in Highlands and Islands. Huggable, which was fitted with sensors, was being developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US. The project had support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise. It was to have technology installed that would allow the teddy to respond to cuddles and recognise its owner as they approached it. The first designs were shown to nursery children in Avoch in the Black Isle in 2006."

source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-24725156


I'm getting to the point of the tree where doing something for every skill of my tree each day is getting impractical, so I'm going to have to figure out a new method that works for me.

I use my memrise course for revising vocabulary.

Aside from that, I try to think in Scottish Gaelic when to opportunity arises ("Tha i grianach ach fuar an-diugh." "Tha an cat agam cho greannach a-nis.") and use it on the duolingo forums when I want to say something that is in my (very limited) range.

I'm also thinking of writing in Scottish Gaelic regularly to practice it.


There's agreat virtual Gàidhlig community on twitter.......


I'm having a go at a few songs. Seems to help it stick in my mind better. https://learngaelic.scot/beginners/beagairbheag/songs/morag/index.jsp


This is fantastic, thank you so much for letting us know about it!!

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