Online Lessons Non-standard
grammar in Scotland
Characteristics of non-standard grammar in
Scotland (1980, revised c. 1992).
common useful scottish greeting phrases
scottish greeting phrases
English-Gaelic Parliamentary Dictionary
This is the first edition of a dictionary of
terminology relevant to Scotland's Parliament in Scottish Gaelic and English. It
is not intended to be the last word on that subject.
Gaelic-English dictionaries &
meanings in Gaelic
Modern Scots is widely spoken but not often written, and many words therefore
have variant spellings based on the writer's attempt to represent his/her
pronounciation of the word, which can very depending on where he/she is from.
The main entry for a word comes at the spelling which is believed to be the most
common in current use. The number of variants has been minimized to make this
dictionary easier to follow, but where a number of spellings are in common use.
Non- Abridged Bibliography: Scottish
Gaelic language - the Q-Celtic language spoken in
Scotland today, and the language of the late Iron-Age/medieval Scots. In the
medieval context, this should be understood as referring to the languages
commonly known as the
Middle Irish language and the
This page contains a table
including the following: Scottish phrases, expressions and words in
Scottish , conversation and idioms, Scottish greetings and survival phrases or
simply if you want to know what to say when chatting. Most of the
sentences below are used for the everyday life conversations, so they might
come handy if you memorize them, if you don't know how to say a word then check
our alphabet in Scottish which can be found on the menu above to get some
help. You can also ask for help on our
Languages Forum page.
Scots Words And Phrases
Consult Language, for more info on
Scots, a distinct dialect of English. Listed below are a few of the many Scots
words and phrases used in standard Scottish English and their pronunciation, if
Scots travel phrases
Scots travel phrases
The Gaelic Language
The Gaelic Language is spoken by around 86,000 individuals primarily in the
North of Scotland and in the Western Isles (eg. Skye, Lewis, Harris). The vast
majority of gaelic speakers are bilingual Gaelic / English. Today there are very
few people who do not speak English.
A Scottish Alphabet
A Scottish Alphabet
Overview of the Scottish Gaelic Language
Scottish Gaelic (sometimes just called Scottish) belongs to the Goidelic
branch of the Celtic language family, which in turn is part of the larger
Indo-European language family. Scottish Gaelic is closely related to Irish and
Manx, and more distantly connected to other Celtic languages such as Welsh,
Cornish, and Breton.
Scottish Gaelic alphabet
The Scottish Gaelic alphabet contains 18
letters, five of
which are vowels. The letters are (vowels in bold)::a, b, c, d,
e, f, g, h, i, l, m, n, o, p, r, s, t, u............
English speakers will note that although most of the Scottish Gaelic
alphabet is the same as English, there are only 18 letters in the
Gaelic alphabet though accents and lenition make maker it seem as though there
Scottish Gaelic Phrase Book
Scottish Gaelic/Scottish Gaelic Phrase Book
FREELANG Scottish Gaelic-English and English-Scottish Gaelic online dictionary
The School Gaelic
Prepared for the use of learners of the Gaelic language
Scots Gaelic - English
The online version of Dwelly's great Scots Gaelic - English dictionary
THE GAELIC SECTION
These links lead you to all the Scottish Radiance material which deals
specifically with Scots Gaelic.
Scottish Gaelic Conversational Phrases
Here are a few phrases, mostly simple, some useful, some a bit whimsical, to
help you communicate in Scottish Gaelic.
Fuaimean na Gàidhlig - The Sounds
Fàilte gu Fuaimean na Gàidhlig. Is e seo tionndadh eadar-lìn air a thogail
air na ceachtan a sgrìobh Dr Ó Maolalaigh a theagasgadh aig Oilthigh Dhùn
Éideann gus fuaimean na Gàidhlig a theagasg do luchd-ionnsachaidh. Is e cànan gu
math ioma-fillteach a thaobh fon-eòlas a tha innte agus ged a tha e gu math
doirbh, tha feum air an fhuaimneachadh cheart a ionnsachadh - mura bheilear
airson "Blas na Beurla air a' Ghàidhlig" a chumail.
Gaelcast Air Skype
Tha sinn a’ craoladh programman beaga tron Skype a-nise! Sin a’ cheud
còmhraidh eadar Liam agus Micheal air Skype, air a chlàradh le Call Recorder.
Tha Micheal ag innse dhuinn beagan mu dheidhinn aithris a thug e dhan BhBC mu
Wikileaks agus an fhiosrachaidh a leig
iad a-mach mu dheidhinn a’ chogaidh ann an Afghanistan.
Gälisch ist eine keltische Sprache, verwandt mit dem Irischen, und wird
von ca. 70.000 der 5 Millionen Einwohner Schottlands gesprochen, oder von etwas
mehr als 1 % der Bevölkerung. Die meisten gälischsprechenden Menschen leben auf
den Äußeren Hebriden, aber auch im Westen der Highlands und der Region
Strathclyde sowie in den Städten Glasgow, Edinburgh und Inverness wird gälisch
Vom 9. bis 11. Jahrhundert wurde gälisch in den meisten Teilen Schottlands
gesprochen. Sein Einfluß läßt sich heute noch überall in Schottland bei
Ortsnamen und Personennamen nachweisen.
Basic Gaelic for
A handbook in Gaelic for parents whose children are learning Gaelic in playgroup
or primary school.
Welcome to our website, or as they say in Irish or Scottish Gaelic, Failte. As
the name of our site suggests, we're an online resource guide dedicated to
celebrating all things Gaelic. Here we explore the language and it's variants,
the culture and history of the Gaels, Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, as
well as dabble in a variety of other fun and interesting Celtic topics. Do be
sure and add our website to your browser's favorites list, as we'll be making an
effort to continually add fresh and interesting content perpetually.
Scottish Gaelic Course Materials
Lesson Downloads are the most comprehensive pipe band drumming learning solution
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Tutorial for scottish gaelic
These are a series of hypertext documents and audio files which comprise a basic
tutorial for scottish gaelic.
L'écossais gaëlique, langue celtique (scots gaelic) à ne pas confondre
avec l'écossais (scots, scottish english), langue germanique, proche de
Tutor for the Scottish
This tutor was developed as part of a research project to teach the Scottish
Smallpipes using podcasting. The outcomes of this project have been developed
into this teaching CDrom. It is aimed at both the total beginner, not able to
read music, and the more experienced musician taking up a new instrument. There
are plenty of exercises and tunes, use what you need and leave the rest.
How can I learn
The Gaelic learners' association Comann an Luchd-Ionnsachaidh can advise
about books, learners near you, classes, correspondence courses etc. The name is
abbreviated to CLI and pronounced KLEE. CLI has members around the world. Motto:
"For Gaelic learners and supporters". CLI publishes an excellent magazine
quarterly called 'Cothrom' which is bilingual and packed full of interesting
articles and useful information. There is also a tape of the Gaelic in the
magazine. The printed version of the magazine is distributed free to members.
Please mention the Internet if you found out about CLI through this medium.
Gaelic is pronounced "Gaalic" in Scotland and "Gaylig" in Ireland. In Canada,
mostly the "Gaylig" pronounciation is used, but to mean Scots Gaelic.
Gàidhlig na h-Alba
~ Scottish Gaelic
Taking over facebook, one Gaelic speaker at a time.
The history of the Scottish Gaelic language begins in Central Europe in the
5th century B.C., where a new tribe was taking Europe by storm - the Celts. This
tribe was a hospitable group, placing much importance on family and friends -
and widely known for their strength and valor in combat, and strong sense of
culture in time of peace. Winning battle after battle, the Celts eventually
conquered most of modern Europe; occupying lands from the Iberian peninsula in
the west, to the Scottish highlands in the north, spanning Europe to the Black
Sea in the East, and touching as far south as Central Italy.
Lectures given at our public meetings are listed below. The more recent of
these are available as audio files for listening online, or for downloading to
your hard drive. Some lectures are available in text version. More lectures will
be made available as this site is updated.
If you're trying to learn the Scottish Alphabet you will find some
useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all
letters... to help you with your Scottish grammar. Try to concentrate
on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of
our other lessons listed on
Scottish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!Gaelic
and Scots Language
There are sites in which you can use (or even learn) the Gaelic language
Acting with an Accent - Scottish (Audio)
Acting with an Accent - Scottish (Audio)
Lessons which include sound files are indicated with a loudspeaker
Scotland has not
only different words for things, but different pronunciations for words that
English speakers from around the world may not be familiar with. Though under
the heading slang, that implies only a part of the society uses it, but everyone
uses at least some of these words. This page will start with words peculiar to,
or commen, north of the border, and quickly move to complex phrases that a
person may hear if visiting Scotland. However, first a couple of words on
Useful Scottish Slang Words and Phrases
I have put together a wee list of useful Scottish slang words and phrases,
which I feel will be of benefit to anybody that has got any Scottish friends or
is planning on travelling to Scotland.
This webpage gives easy access to the online
Dictionary of the Scots Language.
This is divided into two parts - Scots words from the 1700s to the present to be
found in the The Scottish National Dictionary (SND)
which can be accessed in the box below. If you cannot find the word (or just for
interest) use the pull down menu to access the Dictionary
of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOSN) - words in use from the 12th to the
end of the 17th centuries. Many words may be found in both sections of the
dictionary although, in some cases, usages may have changed.
A Wee Glossary of Scots
A Wee Glossary of Scots Words
language do you speak in Scotland
Where else would you like to go in Scotland
Words and Phrases
Scottish words and phrases can be a source of bewilderment to those
who don't live there. Even native Scots can fail to understand some of them, due
to regional variations of words and dialects. Upcoming generations, learning
from tv imports and text-speak, are losing the ability to speak native Scots.
A Glossary of Scottish words and terms used on this website. The
words include definitions and explanations. These Scottish words are listed here
to assist you in your wedding planning.
The major regions in Scotland (e.g. Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Glasgow,
Edinburgh, Fife, Inverness) have their own distinct accents and dialect words.
See, for example, the Glasgow Patter books by Michael Munro (Holmes
McDougall, Glasgow). Many older words survive thanks to the poetry of Robert
Burns and others. Only words in general use are included below. There are
dictionaries of Scottish words; for example, see the Concise Scots
Dictionary (Aberdeen University Press).
One of the strongest claims a people can make to
nationhood is that they have their own language. It has been said that a nation
is a dialect with its own army. For a people whose political independence exists
only in the past, a unique tongue used among themselves is both a cultural safe
deposit box for the present and a potential rallying point for the future.
Scotland is unlike other countries in this respect, since English, its present
first language, is the native tongue of numerous other states around the world.
Poetry and Proverbs
Enjoy our Scots Language section where you can both read words, poems and
stories as well as listen to them.
Scottish Words Illustrated
Each week a Scottish word is added to this site along with an illustration
intended to make you laugh and understand. Also provided is a translation of all
the words and all the captions into English. Have a look and let me know if I
make you smile. There is also help with pronunciation on most of the word pages.
*Gie yer friends a gas and let them know about this site.
This is a list of the different ways of displaying phonetic symbols
that may be needed by anyone describing Scots.
he way Scots is written has gone through many changes since the
emergence of Scots as a national language during the period leading up to the
fifteenth century. Now that Scots is no longer an officially used national
language there is of course no officially sanctioned authority to decide which
is the 'right' way to spell Scots words. Scots Dictionaries usually record a
variation of spellings in common use.
Scottish Language Dictionaries is the nation's resource for the
Dictionary of the Scots
The Dictionary of the Scots Language (DSL) comprises electronic editions
of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the 12-volume
Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the 10-volume
Scottish National Dictionary (SND). DOST contains information
about Scots words in use from the twelfth to the end of the seventeenth
centuries (Older Scots); and SND contains information about Scots words
in use from 1700 to the 1970s (modern Scots). Together these 22 volumes provide
a comprehensive history of Scots, and a New Supplement now (2005) brings the
record of the language up to date. These are therefore essential research tools
for anyone interested in the history of either Scots or English language, and
for historical or literary scholars whose sources are written in Scots or may
contain Scots usages.
Scots is a language in its own right and is spoken by 1.6 million
people in Scotland.
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Scots is a Germanic language closely related to English and spoken by about
1.5 million people in Scotland. Scots is descended from the language of the
Angles who settled in northern Britain, in an area now known as Northumbria and
southern Scotland, in the 5th century AD. The language was originally know as
'Inglis' and has been influenced by Gaelic, Norse, Latin, Dutch, Norman French,
Standard French and English.
A language of United Kingdom.
PHONETIC DESCRIPTION OF SCOTTISH LANGUAGE AND DIALECTS.
Very good links about the language.
Abzu is a guide to networked open access data relevant to the study and public
presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world.
Sumerian Mythology FAQ
This posting contains a description of the pantheon and cosmology of the
Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq over 4000 years ago. Aspects
of Sumerian culture are touched upon as are parallels with Biblical stories.