12.27.2005

Online Gaelic lessons

Okay, here's something obscure which people should know about nevertheless: Gaelic Lessons On-line, which proclaims "B' fheàrr Gàidhlig briste na Beurla cliste. (Better broken Gaelic than polished English)"

Jordan at Macvaysia said, "There are fourteen Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge) lessons and eleven Scottish Gaelic (Gaidhlig) ones, along with several readings in each dialect."

He's possibly the only person I've heard of who's studied it. And I guess he has the motivation to do it, since that's his ancestry.

A cool site that would be useful for Gaelic fans everywhere.

2 comments:

Arrogant Polyglot said...

Yah, but the problem with some of these online lessons, such as the Irish Gaelic to which you refer, is that they oftentimes don't contain sound files so that the learner may actually hear what they're supposed to be saying. Ever heard an anglo trying to read French 'à l'anglaise'? It's an entirely different language!

mj said...

He's got links to sites with audio files, such as http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/ionnsachadh/

But I agree. Right now I'm in the process of trying to find online Mandarin sites with audio files. When I find some decent ones, I'm going to post the links here.