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Everyday Gaelic [With CD]

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
THE BOOK Everyday Gaelic has been compiled by an author with many years? experience in teaching the language to adults and children. In addition to basic words and phrases, it also includes more complex and idiomatic material, all arranged thematically and covering topics such as meeting and greeting, travelling, the weather and eating and drinking. There are also clearly ...more
Paperback, 138 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Birlinn Publishers (first published December 1st 1991)
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Michael Bauer
Feb 29, 2012 Michael Bauer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a source of useful phrases, this book is rather good. Niceley re-done in the new edition.

My bugbear is the "pronunciation guide" which uses rehashed English syllables. That's always like trying to describe a Monet painting using no more than 2 colour terms. The two languages just don't overlap enough in pronunciation for such a guide to be useful. Better not to add one because if the outcome is Gaelic no native speaker will ever understand, what's the point?
Jamie
Jul 06, 2008 Jamie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I give it a 3/5 because the whole book is not read out on the disc. As it is quite a hard language to pronounce. Unless you are a gael you need the words read for you or you could get it wrong. This is especially bad since the pronunciation of words in Gaelic is crucial. The difference in the length of a letter can change the meaning.
Tasha
Sep 15, 2010 Tasha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book takes the approach that since most if not all areas where Gaelic is spoken they also speak in English too that you may just want to learn phrases, jokes, etc. Not a dictionary and not much on their grammer.
Eva
Jun 30, 2008 Eva rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A useful resource!
Iain Watson
Everyday Gaelic by Morag MacNeill (2006)
Cris S.
Feb 25, 2012 Cris S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wonderful book for reference! Lost a star because this edition is outdated. Probably getting a revised edition is the best especially for those who are not familiar with the language.
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Morag MacNeill learned Gaelic as a teenager. She was a full-time primary school teacher and now works as a supply teacher, mainly in the Gaelic medium. She has done extensive teaching of adults within night class, adult education groups and organisations.
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