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Gaelic(Scots)

English

Phonetic

Fàilte

Welcome

faaltshæ

Madainn mhath

Good morning

matin vah

Latha math

Good day / It's a nice day

laah mah

Feasgar math

Good afternoon / evening

fesker mah

Oidhche mhath

Good night!

oychæ vah

Tiaraidh an dràsda

Cheerio for now!

tsheearee an draasha

Gabh mo leisgeul

Excuse me

gav mo leshkæl

Tha mi duilich

I am sorry

haa mee doolich

Tapadh leibh

Thank you

tahpæ levy

Mòran taing

Many thanks

mohræn tigh -ng

'Se ur beatha

You're welcome

shey oor behah

Ciamar a tha sibh?

How are you (polite/plural form)?

keemar æ haa sheev

Ciamar a tha thu?

How are you (informal)?

keemar æ haa oo

Tha gu math, tapadh leibh

Very well, thank you

haa goo mah, tahpæ levy

Chan eil dona

Not bad

chan yeyll donnæ

Tha mi sgìth

I'm tired

haa mee skee

Tha e fliuch

It is raining

haa eh flyooch

Tha e blàth

It is warm

haa ej blaah

oifis a' phuist

Post Office

offish æ foo-ish-tsh

Fòn

Phone

fohn

Taigh-òsda

Hotel

tigh ohstæ

Taigh-beag

Toilet (lit. the wee room!)

tigh bek

An taigh tasgaidh

Museum

æn tigh tasskee

glè mhath!

Very good!

glay vaa

 

Scottish word bank (BBC)

BBC pronunciation Guide for Gaidhlig (audio)

 

Scottish Gaelic / Gàidhlig

(I) Taic : Gaidhlig to English and back

(I) Akerbeltz - A’ Ghobhar Dhubh a great site with sounds and lots of help.

 

(I) GaelDict 98
Ciarán Ó Duibhín's searchable database of Gaelic works (runs under MS-DOS).
(S) MacBain's Etymological Dictionary
An HTML interface to this wonderful dictionary, of interest to learners of Irish as well as Scottish Gaelic, and anyone interested in the development of the Gaelic languages. Original text file is available from Sabhal Mór Ostaig (SMO).
(S) MacFarlane's Gaelic-English Dictionary
A searchable copy of MacFarlane's school Gaelic dictionary. Original text file is available from SMO, and a sectioned copy at Faclair Gàidhlig - Beurla.
(S) An Stòrdàta Briathrachais Gàidhlig
Search the dictionary compiled at SMO, which includes lots of modern terminology.
(I) Gaelic learners' materials online
A collection of lessons from SMO.

 

(S) Comann an Luchd-Ionnsachaidh
The Gaelic Learners' Association ("The Voice of Gaelic Learners")

Comann an Luchd-Ionnsachaidh
3 Prìomhshràid
Inbhir Pheofharain
Siorrachd Rois
IV15 9HL
Alba (Scotland)
Fon/Facs 01349-862820

Membership of CLI is 10 pounds (UK) 12 pounds (EC) and 14 pounds (elsewhere) per year. The bilingual magazine is published regularly and is full of useful info.

 

 

(S) Slighe nan Gaidheal
A Scottish Gaelic group in Seattle, WA.

 

Irish Gaelic / Gaeilge

(I) GaelDict 98
Ciarán Ó Duibhín's searchable database of Gaelic works (runs under MS-DOS).
(I) An Foclóir Beag online!
A searchable interface to the little Irish dictionary at the U. of Limerick Computer Science department website.
(I) Gramadach
Gramadach Lexicon. Unlike the others, this is a machine readable dictionary mainly for use by computer programs. It can, however, print out the complete paradigm for any of the words it contains.
(I) An Tobar
A list of words and phrases that Bord na Gaeilge is often asked to translate.
(I) Téarmaí Ríomhaireachta
A list of computing terms in Irish collected by Caoimhín Ó Donnaíle.
(I) Verb Suffixes in Irish
A short paper delving into some of the mysteries of Irish verb endings.
(I) An Teanga Mharthanach
Publishes a quarterly newsletter and sponsors an annual Irish language debate. A list of Irish classes around the country and abroad is available from ATM.

An Teanga Mharthanach
42 Montrose Avenue
Summit, NJ
07901 USA

 

(I) Conradh na Gaeilge / The Gaelic League
Conradh na Gaeilge was founded in 1893, with the goals of preserving Irish culture and promoting the Irish language. Various branches:

 

Ceanada / Canada
Éire / Ireland
Na Stáit Aontaithe / USA

 

(I) Gael-Linn
Based in Dublin, this non-profit organization promotes the Irish Language through many activities: it runs language courses for young and old throughout Ireland, publishes two newspapers for youngsters, and produces traditional music recordings (amongst other things!).

Gael-Linn
26 Cearnóg Mhuirfean
Baile Átha Cliath 2
Éire

Fón: +353 1 676 7283
Facs: +353 1 676 7030

 

(I) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Oideas Gael runs a series of Irish language and culture classes in Donegal, Ireland.

Oideas Gael
Gleann Cholm Cille
Co. Dhún na nGall
Éire
+353-73-30248

from http://www.ceantar.org/