Sunday, 31 August 2014

Dear Clì Gàidhlig, "21st century voice of adult Gaelic learners"

"Dear Clì Member" replies to that circular 

Dear Clì Gàidhlig Person

Gilleasbuig thanks you for your recent letter addressing him as Dear Clì Member. Since your letter is solely in English he assumes this is your preferred means of communication.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Cò shaoileadh e - tha deò ann an litreachas Gàidhlig fhathast

Bha Gilleasbuig air a dhòigh ghlan nuair a fhuair e copaidh dhen a’ leabhar bhàrdachd “Deò”, le Marcas Mac an Tuairneir. ’S fhada bho sguir Gilleasbuig a leughadh bàrdachd ùr Gàidhlig, oir cha robh e faighinn tlachd sam bith aiste. Ach ’s e ceòl de sheòrs’ ùr a tha seo.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Isn't the University of Edinburgh's Gaelic language plan wonderful?

Impertinent Gaelic blogger firmly put in place by august institution  

As is well known, Gaelic language plans can claim so much of the credit for the great strides recently made by our ancient Celtic tongue.

This is especially true of those prepared by our great seats of learning.

It was with some puzzlement, therefore, that the University of Edinburgh recently was the recipient of the following criticism of its language plan:

Dear Professor O'Shea
The Gaelic version of the Language Plan contains a very large number of incongruous and unidiomatic words and phrases, many of them calqued straight from English, 
and some apparently completely made up. This includes the foreword ascribed to yourself! I would be pleased to try and detail some of these for you if that would be helpful.