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by Kennedyflyting
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Iomradh is Ceanglaichean / Reference and Links
Topic: Top tips for new Gaelic learners?
Replies: 50
Views: 25984

Top tips for new Gaelic learners?

I think that with a language, as with many other things, if you will it, it is no dream. Vittorio Alfieri (1749-1803) was a major Italian poet and dramatist. But he had to teach himself standard Italian. He came from Piedmont in the extreme north of Italy but he grew up writing in French, his first ...
by Kennedyflyting
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: How to Learn Gaelic
Replies: 18
Views: 4969

How to Learn Gaelic

You definitely need to pay more attention to phonetics than with most languages. I have downloaded Akerbelt's guide to reading Gaelic. I have also found this useful:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_ ... rthography
by Kennedyflyting
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Leasain na Gàidhlig / Gaelic Lessons
Topic: Frequency List?
Replies: 9
Views: 4476

Frequency List?

Frequency lists can be useful for identifying key vocabulary and making sure you don't learn the equivalent of postillion before you learn the equivalent of postman . Certainly some other languages I have learned or studied, like Russian, are well provided with them and they have been useful for me.
by Kennedyflyting
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum
Replies: 304
Views: 55448

Fàilte dhan fhòram / Welcome to the forum

Just joined. I know a few hundred words but that is about it, very much a beginner. Help on good Internet resources, high-frequency vocabulary, basic grammar would be much appreciated.

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