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Irish Sayings in Gaelic

Updated on October 13, 2014

A little bit of info about the Gaelic language...

The Gaelic language is traditionally associated with Ireland, but it actually represents three distinct languages, though all three are vastly similar in tone and origin.

These three languages are Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx Gaelic.

Up until several years ago, Irish Gaelic was mandatory coursework in schools in Ireland, but now students may choose to study a different language if they wish.

Manx Gaelic is also referred to as Old Irish, spoken on the Isle of Man, and is rarely used at this period in time.

Irish Sayings in Gaelic

Gaelic words are spelled very differently from how they are actually pronounced, and so can be difficult to learn.

However, there are a number of helpful resources on the internet that can help with pronunciation, and some even provide audio of GAelic words and phrases.

Additionally, there a some useful books that an be purchased in order to gain a better understanding of the Gaelic language and learn to speak Irish sayings in Gaelic.

Irish/Gaelic Translation Guidebooks

These useful books will help you translate Irish to Gaelic and back again, as well as teach you Irish sayings in Gaelic and proper writing, reading, and pronunciation of the Gaelic language.

Teach Yourself Irish Complete Course, CD package
Teach Yourself Irish Complete Course, CD package

Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar

 
Everyday Gaelic
Everyday Gaelic

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.

 

Irish Sayings in Gaelic - Internet Resources

These websites offer a bit of everything - information about the Gaelic language, as well as spelling, pronunciation, and even many audio samples.

Other Interesting Websites & Resources

You might also enjoy the following websites and resources that are related to the Irish and Gaelic culture.

The Tales of Tanglewood - The Lon Dubh Whistle

"Lon Dubh" meaning "black bird".

Tales of Tanglewood: The Lon Dubh Whistle melds together influences of Celtic and Irish mythology with modern-day folklore, and is a fantasy novel to be enjoyed and cherished by all ages.

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