Gaelic Scottish language resources – Language Links Database

Scottish Gaelic – sometimes also called Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to Scotland. A member of the Goidelic branch of the Celtic languages, Scottish Gaelic, like Modern Irish and Manx, developed out of a dialect of Primitive Irish, and presumably from a dialect close to Old Irish. 

More informationWikipedia

Native speakers: 57,000 in Scotland (2011)

Recognised minority language in: United Kingdom (Scotland), Canada


Gaelic Grammar and Pronunciation



  • Smo.uhi.ac.uk - Grammar
  • Smo.uhi.ac.uk - Over 500 classified links to pages in and about Scottish Gaelic
  • Smo.uhi.ac.uk - A handbook in Gaelic for parents whose children are learning Gaelic in playgroup or primary school
  • WebArchive.org - “A Bit Of Grammar”
  • DigitalLibrary - The elements of Gaelic grammar, based on the work of the Rev. Alexander Stewart, D. D.
  • Gaelic.ca - List of Links and Resources
  • Learngaelic.net - Series of videos aimed at learners of Scottish Gaelic. Each week, over the course of a year, two new videos will be available on LearnGaelic. The series features a variety of styles, including interviews with experts and Gaelic learners, monologues and conversations. Each video has choice of subtitles in English or Gaelic.


Digitized Grammar Books




Gaelic Vocabulary




Vocabulary-related (and digitized) E-books




Gaelic Reading Materials



  • Gaidhlig.org.uk - Website About Scottish Gaelic (also in English)
  • BBC - Get the latest news and stories from Scotland, in Gaelic
  • Archive.org - Books in Gaelic and relating to Gaelic topics contributed by the National Library of Scotland
  • Archive.org - A Long List of Gaelic Books (and the ones related to this language)


Gaelic Dictionaries




Digitized Dictionaries




Gaelic Listening and Video Resources



PODCASTS / AUDIOBOOKS



  • ITunes - Informative, educational and interesting. A special programme, in the form of a ‘letter’, specifically aimed at Gaelic learners who already have some knowledge of the language By BBC Radio nan Gaidheal 301 Lessons.
  • ITunes  Learn Scottish Gaelic with Dòmhnall as he teaches you the basics of this language. In this podcast you’ll be learning just enough to get by on a holiday or business trip to a Gaelic-speaking area of Scotland – and to impress native speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there’s no excuse not to learn! Remember – even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. 19 Lessons
  • Backfreechurch.co.uk - Gaelic Sermons (mp3)
  • Gaelstream.stfx.ca - A valuable collection of Gaelic recordings produced in Cape Breton by Dr. John Shaw and housed at St. Francis Xavier University.
  • Dualchais - This website contains over 34,000 oral recordings made in Scotland and further afield, from the 1930s onwards. The items you can listen to include stories, songs, music, poetry and factual information. (over 1800 hours of recordings)
  • Cainntmomhathar.com - An ambitious project of Comhairle na Gaidhlig, a website housing a collection of videotaped interviews in Gaelic with Cape Breton native speakers, including transcriptions as well as English translations.
  • Gaelcast.com - A Scottish Gaelic podcast filled with news, interviews, stories, music and more — in Scottish Gaelic and English.


TV / VIDEO / MOVIES




RADIO



  • Ckjmfm.ca - A live radio show, broadcast for more than a decade from Cheticamp, Cape Breton, Saturday nights from 6 to 7 pm AST
  • Scottish Internet Radio - Broadcasting a selection of pre-recorded programs in both English and Gaelic, covering a variety of music genres, news, and current affairs topics.


MUSIC



  • Mun.ca - An online collection of Gaelic songs
  • MamaLisa - Kid Songs and Rhymes

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