Re: Gaelic, Scottish, Irish...
- Hi Tony,
Celtic languages are divided into following groups :
-- continental Celtic, which includes a few dead languages such as
Gaulish and Celtiberian
-- insular Celtic, which in turn is divided into :
- Brittonic : Welsh, Breton, Cornish (not Gaelic as Lauren says,and
indeed more or less extinct, although some people try to revive
- Gaelic or Goidelic : Irish, Scottish, Manx (from the Isle of Man,
quite the same status as Cornish)
The name "Scots" is quite confusing, for sometimes it applies to
Scottish Gaelic, but in fact, strictly speaking, Scots is a Germanic
language, derived from Old English and parallel to modern English
(see message #426 for further details).
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> how about "Scotch"? i found it in an atlas... under "germanic".
> what is Scotch?
> >From: LaurenM225@a...
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> >Subject: Re: [foreignlanguage] Gaelic, Scottish, Irish...
> >Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 10:35:11 EST
> >Gaelic is part of the Celtic language group which includes Irish
> >Scots Gaelic, Manx, and Cornish (I believe it's extinct). Thereare many
> >similarities as well as differences between Irish and ScotsGaelic.
> >example, to say "I am" in Irish, you say "Tá mé", and inScots
> >mi." But then when you say "I am not" in Irish, it's "Níl
> >Scots it's "Chan eil mi." Scots Gaelic does not have eclipsis,which is
> >quite common in Irish. After prepositions and in other cases,sometimes an
> >extra consonant is tacked onto the front of a word, creating weirdclusters
> >like "bP" and "gC".=)
> >There are more differences, but that's just a few of them for you
> >In a message dated 11/21/00 6:25:32 PM Central Standard Time,
> >qpwoeiru134679@h... writes:
> > > help!
> > >
> > > i'm confused...
> > >
> > > is gaelic also irish? what is scots? are they same/similar?
> > >
> > > can somewhat distinguish them apart more me?
> > >
> > > thanks!
> > >
> > > tony
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