In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Highland games are common, Gaelic is widely spoken in Nova Scotia, and Winnipeg has 25 Scottish societies.
- Resurgence of interest in Scottish Gaelic in the 1990s has been given a boost by the establishing of Scotland's own Parliament, for the first time in 300 years.
- In that culture, there's also another language, Gaelic, which my ancestors spoke.
- The latest census figures suggest fewer than 60,000 Scots speak Gaelic, compared to more than 250,000 over a century ago.
- The language spoken was not Gaelic as we now know it, but a form of Celtic spoken by the Welsh, Cornish and Breton people.
- The bill will not establish Gaelic as an official language throughout Scotland.
- Gaelic is a Celtic language that probably was introduced by Celts in the last few centuries B.C.E. Similar to Scottish Gaelic, it shares common structures with Welsh and Breton.
- Irish Gaelic is a Celtic language closely related to Scottish Gaelic.
- Thereafter though Scotland was immersed in a Babel of languages, including Gaelic, Welsh, Anglo - Saxon, Old Norse and Old French.
- What the Pacific scheme would aim to do would be bring forward a generation with Gaelic as its first language.
- First of all, he effected a reorientation of attitudes to the country's two indigenous languages, the Scots Gaelic of the Highlands and Islands and the vernacular Scots of the Borders and Lowlands.
- In Scotland, Gaelic also has official status, but on a much more limited scale.
- They specialise in Scottish Gaelic, although the method is applicable to any language.
- In the framework of a number of European project initiatives it has been possible to investigate the development of Scottish Gaelic in local detail for the past 125 years.
- Now I found some interesting comments, as I looked through newspaper articles and so on, on all that's been happening just over the last few months in Scotland about Gaelic.
- By the 11th century Scots Gaelic was used throughout Scotland, except for the Hebrides and the Northern Isles which remained under Norse control.
- There was little use speaking Gaelic in England, Scotland or America.
- Economically, it has been depressed and the local language, Gaelic, has virtually disappeared.
- It gives something, an artform, to people which they would never access except in Scotland and in Gaelic.
- Only three people out of almost 50 in the room speak Gaelic as their first language.
Así se denominan varias lenguas de origen celta habladas en distintas regiones de las Islas Británicas. El Scots Gaelic es hablado por unas 50.000 personas que viven en las Highlands y en las islas del oeste de Escocia. En cuanto al Irish o Irish Gaelic, aunque casi 1,5 millones de personas afirman dominarlo, se calcula que apenas la mitad lo habla diariamente. En la Isla autónoma de Man, varios centenares de personas hablan hoy el Manx Gaelic.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.