Monthly Archives: August 2017

Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?

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Sealladh Mara (Seascape)

My song course has now finished, and I’ll be heading home tomorrow. I’ve learnt a lot of interesting and beautiful Gaelic songs this week, and had a great time. There were some excellent concerts in the evenings, and an end-of-course cèilidh last night, at which each class performed their party piece (a song or two), […]

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Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

I made it to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig last night. It started to rain very heavily as the ferry arrived in Armadale. Fortunately there was a bus to the college, but I got rather damp just walking from the ferry to the bus, and from the bus into the college. So far on this journey I’ve […]

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Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?

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Air an rathad dhan Eilean Sgitheanach

Tha mi ann an Glaschu an-diugh, air an rathad dhan Eilean Sgitheanach. A-màireach bidh mi a’ dol dhan Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, agus a’ cursa ‘Sealladh Mara air Òrain Ghàidhlig‘ ri Maighread Stiùbhart a’ dhèanamh. I’m in Glasgow today, on the way to the Isle of Skye. Tomorrow I’ll go to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic […]

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Language videos

This week I’ve been adding videos to some of the language pages on Omniglot. Many of them come from the Wikitongues, and others from the Endangered Languages Alliance or Easy Languages. If you have suggestions for videos for other languages, do let me know. Ideally I’d like to have one or more on each language […]

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