Blas na Gàidhlig: The Practical Guide to Scottish Gaelic Pronunciation
by Michael Bauer
- tackles the thorny issue of Scottish Gaelic pronunciation in an engaging
and clear manner without loosing track of the bigger picture and the fine detail.
It assumes no prior knowledge and takes the reader on a complete journey through
the marvels of the Gaelic sound system. It comes with over 120 sets of exercises,
numerous sound files that can be accessed via the publisher's website, both
technical and entertaining illustrations, and a recipe for some Christmas baking.
- a good introduction to Scottish Gaelic consisting of a textbooks,
video and audio tapes. Available in four parts suitable for
beginners, upper beginners, lower intermediate and upper intermediate
Teach Yourself Gaelic - A Complete Course for Beginners
by Boyd Robertson and Iain Taylor
- a good introduction to written and spoken Scottish Gaelic that includes
a course book containing dialogues, grammatical notes, exercises
and cultural information, together with a cassette with recordings
of some of the dialogues and exercises.
Colloquial Scottish Gaelic - The Complete Course for Beginners
by Katie Graham and Katherine M. Spadaro
- a good introduction to spoken and written Scottish Gaelic.
Includes a course book containing dialogues, grammatical notes, exercises
and cultural information, together with two cassettes with recordings
of some of the dialogues and exercises. Best for those with a basic
knowledge of Scottish Gaelic.
- covers the history of the Gaelic language, its development in Scotland and Canada,
its spelling, syntax and morphology, its modern vocabulary, and the study of its dialects.
It also addresses sociolinguistic issues such as identity, perception, language planning
and the appearance of the language in literature. Each chapter is written by an expert
on their topic. The book has been written accessibly with a non-specialist audience
- contains step-by-step explanations, numerous examples in a wide range of registers,
and copious notes on Gaelic verbs. Covers all those aspects of Gaelic verbs which can
be so troublesome to learners, including Verbal Nouns, the Assertive Verb, Defective
Verbs and Irregular Verbs. There are also plenty of incidental vocabulary, grammar,
and examples of usage.
- the most comprehensive Gaelic-English available. Also includes a concise
Gaelic grammar and numerous illustrations. First published between 1902 and 1911,
so it lacks the latest vocabulary, but even so this dictionary is an essential
reference for any serious student of Gaelic.
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