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Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks

With Audio Download

Written by Roibeard O Maolalaigh / with Iain MacAonghuis

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ISBN: 9781780278155
Published: 02 Feb 2023
Format: Paperback
Extent: 240
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
Categories:
Scottish gaelic
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About the Book

This new 2023 edition includes an audio download link.

Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks has been written both as a self-tuition course for beginners and also for use within the classroom. You may want to learn Gaelic because of a general interest in Celtic or Scottish history and culture, or because it was the everyday language of your ancestors. The cynical observer may wonder if the exercise is worthwhile, when only 1.5 per cent of Scotland’s population speak the language.

However, Gaelic is far from dead; in some parts of the Highlands and Western Isles it is the everyday language and it represents an important part of the United Kingdom’s cultural mix. There are Gaelic-learning classes in almost every area of Scotland. Each lesson in the book contains some essential points of grammar explained and illustrated, exercises, a list of new vocabulary (with a guide to pronunciation, using the International Phonetics Alphabet), and an item of conversation.

 


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