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Assistance

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:44 pm
by Illeach
Hello I was hoping somebody could help. I am looking for a tr*nsl*t**n of the word ceòlach. I was told it means musical I would like to know if this is corect and also whether it is Irish or Scots gaelic I cannot find an awful lot when I do an online search. I am aware ceol is music. Also if anybody could help with the pronounciation I would be most grateful - many thanks.

Re: Assistance

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:49 am
by poor_mouse
It's correct in Scottish Gaelic (I do not know about Irish); look here Am Faclair Beag.

Maybe you'll find some other interesting words! :)

Re: Assistance

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:52 am
by Illeach
Thank you for this. Is anybody able to help with correct pronounciation. I was told it would be similar to KYAWL ACH does that sound correct? It was the ach part I was unsure off as I was also told it would sound similar to KYWAL Atch.

Thank you.

Re: Assistance

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:38 am
by akerbeltz
It really is not possible to indicate Gaelic pronunciation using English syllables, it's like asking someone to redraw Monet's waterlilies using an H5 pencil :? You will get a garbled version that most native speakers won't recognize without much gesticulation.

It's really worth your while learning a bit of the IPA (which the Faclair Beag gives). Also, while ceòlach doesn't have a sound file, if you search for ceòl, that one does have a sound file so between the two, you should get a better idea.

Re: Assistance

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:13 pm
by poor_mouse
As for -ach, search "boireannach": then on the left ("Faclair Beag Results") you'll see the word with transcription, and if you put the mouse on it, you'll hear how it sounds.

Re: Assistance

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:24 am
by GunChleoc
Atch for -ach is definitely wrong.

Re: Assistance

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:52 pm
by Illeach
Thank you for this it was really helpful and thank you re:the pronounciation. I did learn very basic Gaelic at primary school so did not think it was atch pronounciation but wanted to double check. Many thanks.