"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 one and a half 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, in International Phonetics notation), and an item of conversation.
Publisher: Birlinn General
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 215 x 145 x 15 mm
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This is a clearly written book which I shall enjoy reading for its historical content as well as its language teaching. It has a good proportion of grammar and technical detail while remaining easy to understand. I... More
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Having written about how good the book is, I find myself offering demerits for the overall experience. I bought the book not knowing that there would be a CD. The book contains reference to the CD in that would help... More
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This was recommended to me by 2 tutors from UHI, and I can see why. It has clear explanations of Gaelic grammar, verbs, phrases- and there is a free audio download too, however using the Learn Gaelic Dictionary should... More
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