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Halo / Bonjour

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:32 pm
by Espagnac
Dear members of Fòram na Gàidhlig,

I should have introduced myself before writing a post, please excuse me if I'm doing things in the wrong order.
I'm French and I live in Paris. I'm specialized in the Arabic language, but with a keen interest in folk music from France, the British Iles and elsewhere. When I was 20 I started to learn Gaelic because I loved the waulking songs on the discs from the "Scottish tradition series". Life then took me to other countries with other languages, and my Gaelic remained at beginner level (though I can still sing a couple of songs in Gaelic). I don't think I'll ever have the opportunity to really practice Gaelic in everyday life, but I get shivers down my spine every time I hear Gaelic sung and... well I just love learning new songs to sing while digging my garden.
I love diabolical phonologies too, and Gaelic is definitely one of the nicest. I was delighted to discover Akerbeltz's website and tips, and some knowledge of the language is certainly something I'd like to develop.
Well... that's all for the moment I guess.

Halo / Bonjour

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:04 am
by faoileag
Fàilte ort, Espagnac!

Welcome to the delights of the Gaelic tongue. :-)

Very glad you found us, and that you like the intricacies of language.

Nollaig Chridheil dhut! :flur:

Halo / Bonjour

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:54 am
by GunChleoc
Fàilte chridheil ort! :)

You're not the first to come to the language through music :)