Everyday Gaelic with CD

Author(s): Morag MacNeill

Etymology

Since English is also spoken in the Gaelic-speaking areas, communication in Gaelic is not so much a matter of necessity as of choice and interest. This book, therefore, covers more than just the phrases needed by an outsider in a foreign land - it also dips into the chatty, the personal and domestic aspects of the language. It ranges from simple words and phrases to the more complex and idiomatic. Hopefully it will serve the non-speaker of Gaelic who wishes to utter the odd phrase and get an idea of the language, the person whose parents spoke Gaelic and who understands it but is unwilling to 'try his hand' and also the keen learner, who might like to gain a greater scope of everyday phrases than those contained in grammar books of the language. Obviously the whole of the Gaelic language cannot be contained in one book. Therefore a selection has been made of those words and phrases most likely to be useful in everyday situations, for example meeting and greeting, aspects of travelling, the weather and eating and drinking. If this selection has been successful, the reader will find the book not only informative but also interesting. Everyday Gaelic was originally published by Gairm Publications in 1984 and has been reprinted many times. This is a revised and expanded edition which features up-to-date orthography.

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Morag MacNeill was born in Greenock and learned Gaelic as a teenager. She was a full-time primary school teacher and now works as a supply teacher, mainly in the Gaelic medium. She has done extensive teaching of adults within night class, adult education groups and organisations. She has lived in Inverness since 1970.

General Fields

  • : 9781841583709
  • : Birlinn General
  • : Birlinn Ltd
  • : 0.308
  • : May 2016
  • : 213mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Morag MacNeill
  • : Paperback
  • : 491.638
  • : 144