1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Scottish Gaelic
  4. >
  5. "Ann am Beurla."

"Ann am Beurla."

Translation:In English.

January 25, 2020

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/junkming1

It seems that 'Beurla' was once simply a word for 'language'., hence 'Beurla Ghallta' - Lowland Scots. Maybe it is related to 'beul' - mouth.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tj4234

I read somewhere once that it comes from the old Irish word for gibberish. I'm not sure if that's true though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/junkming1

There is a long and interesting thread on the same topic in the Irish forum here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/4279622/Béarla


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JouBA51

Where does this abjective come from?


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

Is the B silent in pronounciation as implied in the question?


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

It's not silent, it's just that there's a bit of a y sound after the b. Like you'd have in Bjorn

Learn Scottish Gaelic in just 5 minutes a day. For free.