In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In that culture, there's also another language, Gaelic, which my ancestors spoke.
- Economically, it has been depressed and the local language, Gaelic, has virtually disappeared.
- Only three people out of almost 50 in the room speak Gaelic as their first language.
- In Scotland, Gaelic also has official status, but on a much more limited scale.
- 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.
- 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.
- What the Pacific scheme would aim to do would be bring forward a generation with Gaelic as its first language.
- The bill will not establish Gaelic as an official language throughout Scotland.
- The latest census figures suggest fewer than 60,000 Scots speak Gaelic, compared to more than 250,000 over a century ago.
- It gives something, an artform, to people which they would never access except in Scotland and in Gaelic.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- By the 11th century Scots Gaelic was used throughout Scotland, except for the Hebrides and the Northern Isles which remained under Norse control.
- Thereafter though Scotland was immersed in a Babel of languages, including Gaelic, Welsh, Anglo - Saxon, Old Norse and Old French.
- There was little use speaking Gaelic in England, Scotland or America.
- The language spoken was not Gaelic as we now know it, but a form of Celtic spoken by the Welsh, Cornish and Breton people.
- Highland games are common, Gaelic is widely spoken in Nova Scotia, and Winnipeg has 25 Scottish societies.
- They specialise in Scottish Gaelic, although the method is applicable to any language.
- Irish Gaelic is a Celtic language closely related to Scottish Gaelic.
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.