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Celtic connections

A comparison of the six modern Celtic languages

Celtic connections - words that are similar in all or most of the Celtic languages

Cognates that appear in all or most of the Celtic languages

Adjectives | Pronouns | Verbs | People | Animals | Birds | Fish | Parts of the body | Colours | Numbers | Time expressions | Musical terms | Other words

Musical terms

Gaeilge
(Irish)
Gàidhlig
(Gaelic)
Gaelg
(Manx)
Cymraeg
(Welsh)
Kernewek
(Cornish)
Brezhoneg
(Breton)
English
ceol ceòl kiaull cerddoriaeth
miwsig
ilow
menystrouthi
sonerezh
muzik
music
ochtach ochdach shiaull wythawd eizhvetez octave
scála sointread scaail graddfa skeul skeulenn scale
mór mòr
màidsear
mooar mwyaf muiañ major
mion mion
meanar
myn lleddf leiañ minor
nóta pong
punc
soin
notey nodyn notenn note
gléas
eochair
uchdach gleaysh allwedd
cleff
alc'hwez
kelc'h
key
clef
cliath cleeah erwydd regenneg stave
géar geur gear llonnod lemm sharp
maol meayl meddal bouc'h flat
soprán soprane soprano soprano soprano
alt alto alt alto alto alto
teanór tennor tenor ténor
tenored
tenor
baratón baraton baritone baritôn usvoud
bariton
baritone
dord beus
borbhanach
cronney
dord
bas boud bass

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Links

Stòr-fhaclan Co-dhàimheil Ceilteach (Database of Celtic cognates)
http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/scc/lorg.php

McBain's Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language
http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/MB2/

Other pages about Celtic languages