Gàidhlig Ìleach| Islay Gaelic

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Gàidhlig Ìleach| Islay Gaelic

Postby Lewis91 » 2013-07-15, 13:55

Want to learn some Islay Gaelic? Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. =]

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Postby Ciarán12 » 2013-07-15, 19:26

Lewis91 wrote:Want to learn some Islay Gaelic? Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. =]

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https://twitter.com/GaelicIslay


Interesting, thanks! Isn't it quite close to Ulster Irish? I've been looking at this page about Rathlin Irish/Gaelic, and it really seems like it was halfway between the two (maybe near to Gaelic than Irish actually), but I remember Islay Gaelic being referenced as a variety that was very very close to it.

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Re: Gàidhlig Ìleach| Islay Gaelic

Postby Lewis91 » 2013-07-16, 8:47

Interesting, thanks! Isn't it quite close to Ulster Irish? I've been looking at this page about Rathlin Irish/Gaelic, and it really seems like it was halfway between the two (maybe near to Gaelic than Irish actually), but I remember Islay Gaelic being referenced as a variety that was very very close to it.


You're quite right a Chiarán,

research is being carried out by Beathag Mhoireasdean on this very subject, and it is in fact soon to be concluded and findings published.

Futhermore,if you speak to many of the older speakers here, they say that they have been able to converse fairly easily with people from Donegal etc.

I believe there are however certain, purely Ìleach anomalies, such as l's being pronounced as d's and the use of glottal stops in unexpected places.

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Re: Gàidhlig Ìleach| Islay Gaelic

Postby Michael » 2015-08-05, 19:33

Is Islay Gaelic similar to Old Glaswegian?
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Postby ceid donn » 2015-09-24, 19:55

Michael wrote:Is Islay Gaelic similar to Old Glaswegian?

Long time since I've posted here but was passing through and saw this. Quick reply:

Islay Gaelic is a dialect of Scottish Gaelic, a Celtic language.

Glaswegian is a dialect of Scots, a Germanic language closely related to English.

While Gaelic has historically been spoken in Glasgow, "Glaswegian" in terms of dialects almost always refers to the Scots traditionally spoken in Glasgow.


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