The Challenges of Publishing in Gaelic

Lews Castle College -- celebrating 60 years of Gaelic Education Publishing is a hard enough business. It's even harder when the potential audience is quite...

Useful Gaelic word: seann

seann – old Listen to the pronunciation guide Sometimes spelt sean, it is one of two words for "old" in Gaelic. The other one is aosta,...

Useful Gaelic word: cian

cian – age/distance Listen to the pronunciation guide Cian is one of these words hardly ever used in modern Gaelic on its own with its original...

Còmhla ris an sàr-sgoilear

Bha mi fortanach. Air leth fortanach. Mar pàirt den obair agam a‘ riochdachadh Prògram Choinnich MhicÌomhair dha BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, fhuair mi an...

Useful Gaelic word: uisge

Uisge – water/rain Listen to the pronunciation guide This is one of the Gaelic words which varies in meaning according to dialect. In most Gaelic dialects,...

Useful Gaelic word: cur

Want to read more stories about Gaelic? Consider donating to The Caledonian Mercury Cur – put Just like its English counterpart, this word has many uses...

Tha muilleanan ann – is muilleanan ann

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Useful Gaelic word: cothrom

cothrom – opportunity/balance/weight Listen to the pronunciation guide The th-sound is silent and the word is pronounced corrom. The word is worth knowing about because it...

Useful Gaelic word: sùil

sùil – eye Listen to the pronunciation guide Short and simple, and a very common word. Sùil is eye and the plural is sùilean. In addition,...

Useful Gaelic Word: clach

Clach – Stone/rock The word is pronounced as written, bear in mind though that in Gaelic we pronounce ch as in loch or Bach, and...