I think this first one is particularly good. It's a very in-depth course that's very heavy on grammar. Excellent for proper language nerds.
A text-to-speech voice synthesiser for Irish (Gaoth Dobhair (Ulster) Dialect and Conamara (Connacht) Dialect pronunciations)
Here are others I found on a Google search...
http://www.focloir.ie/ (a newly created online dictionary with some very thorough entries. Currently only 30% of its planned content is available, but through installments throughout the next two years it will be fully updated)
http://www.focal.ie (terminological dictionary)
http://www.uni-due.de/DI/index.html (Excellent, very informative and accessible layout)
http://glg.csisdmz.ul.ie/index.php?find=Irish - Irish Dictionary site. The website layout is pretty awful, but there a lot of headwords, and the information is pretty good if you can look past the aesthetics.
Courtesy of nighean-neonach (taken from the "[Scottish Gaelic] Useful links for beginning learners" thread):
nighean-neonach wrote:http://taic.me.uk/taic.htm - This is quite a comprehensive online course, rather traditional and grammar based in its approach, and with sound files for all the words and sentences. It is provided by a native Gaelic speaker, as far as I know.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/alba/fogh ... ndex.shtml - This is another online course, provided by the Gaelic BBC. Compared to TAIC it presents more of a conversational approach, with lots of useful everyday dialogues, including sound files as well.
These two online courses will give you a good start, whether you just want to get a first impression of the language, or whether you can't afford any textbooks yet.
Try out the rest of the BBC site as well. Click on "Èist beò" in the upper right hand corner to get to the online radio programme.
For in-depth information on Gaelic phonology see here http://www.akerbeltz.org/ - this site is a real treasure trove, with very detailed explanations and lots of sound files for all the of the Gaelic language. The site is maintained by a German linguist with expert knowledge on Gaelic.
If you want to get in contact with the Gaelic (learners') online community, have a look at this site: http://www.tirnamblog.com/ - there are lot of people writing blogs in Gaelic, but be careful, lots of them are learners, even mere beginners, so you will see loads of incorrect Gaelic in those blogs
There used to be a nice international Gaelic forum on the web as well, but it's been down for a while.
If you need an online dictionary, the best one is http://smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/sbg/lorg.php - but one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a beginner is typing some stuff in there and translating your ideas word by word into Gaelic. Do try and learn some basics first, and make sure you know a bit about Gaelic sentence structures and some fundamental rules like initial sound mutations, etc.
In case you have any questions, feel free to ask here on the forum.
eurabol wrote:lower-level learners posting (and getting help, I note), so good for beginners and those who lack confidence, though not only these:
There is also a fairly active-looking German board which has a Gaelic-only section:
Núria Harket wrote: http://avaxhome.ws/ebooks/cultures_lang ... onary.html
http://avaxhome.ws/ebooks/encyclopedia_ ... asdad.html
Courses for beginners (Scottish): http://avaxhome.ws/ebooks/eLearning_boo ... aelic.html
http://avaxhome.ws/ebooks/eLearning_boo ... 4019X.html
ffrench wrote:I thought I had found http://learngaelic.net/ on UniLang, but it certainly deserves a place on the list. The videos help a lot with pronunciation and the setups are cute to watch and all.
ceid donn wrote:I thought I would add some things here for Gàidhlig:
For new learners, An Gàradh aig Sìne is a nicely done English-Gàidhlig animated online e-book that is a good way to learn and re-inforce those first bits of Gàidhlig.
Akerbeltz has moved to a new wiki-style site. Pretty much everything that was on the old site is up there now. There's also info and links for LibreOffice, Firefox. Skype and other software in Gàidhlig in the iGàidhlig section.
I highly recommend any committed learner of Gàidhlig to buy akerbeltz/Michael Bauer's book Blas na Gàidhlig about Gàidhlig pronunciation, and you can get the free, downloadable supplemental materials for the book, including audio files and pronunciation guides, here.
Guthan nan Eilean is a superb set of series of free videos, with both wordlinked texts and downloadable Word docs, about the communities of the Western Isles, created for learners of Gaelic and English.
An Sgeulachd Ghoirid is a site that has short stories in Gàidhlig available both in audio and text. Great resource since most of these stories are long out of print. Additionally they have videos of Gàidhlig speakers talking about the stories for extra listening practice.
Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig has three e-books available for free download--Mar a Chuala Mise e, Fo Bhruid, and Ailig Aurora. I've read Ailig Aurora and it's incomplete, but it's still a worthwhile resource. My study partner and I are currently reading Fo Bhruid. Additonally they have chapter-by-chapter audio recordings of Fo Bhruid, which is the more advanced of the three books and is a modernized retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped.
Another online dictionary: Am Faclair Beag is what the earlier Dwelly-D (Electronic Dwelly's) has evolved into--it's all the Dwelly's entries plus additions.
An Seotal is a terminology database. It's a work in progress, and additions are always being made, but a lot of technical words that aren't found in regular dictionaries can be found there. it's mostly aimed at topics that pertain to secondary (high school) level education, so to promote Gàidhlig-medium education in Scotland, but it's useful for learners too.
And lastly, an old archive of Colin Mark's Gaelic Tip of the Week.
For Gàidhlig, Gaeilg and Gaelg, akerbeltz's Michael Bauer came out with a children's picture book that can be purchased through Amazon.uk. On his website he has free audio readings plus a word list for each version:
Rònan is Ciorstag air a’ chroit (Gàidhlig)
Rónán agus Caoimhe ar an fheirm (Gaeilge)
Ronan as Kirree er y chroit (Gaelg)
Just a few links for Manx here that I found with a basic Google search:
http://www.mannin.info/Mannin/fockleyr/m2e.php (this is an amazing resource!)
Also, for iPod/iPod Touch/iPad users, there's a free app called "Learn Manx" that is a really well put together app.
Courtesy of YngNghymru (taken from the "[Welsh] Edau adnoddau/Resources thread"):
The Unilang Basic Course (I'm such a self-promoting loser)
Conjugation of 'bod'
Conjugation of regular and irregular verbs
First and foremost:
Say Something in Welsh - This site is excellent, particularly if you're not someone who learns languages through visual methods. Although you won't learn how to write for a while, this course allows you to achieve oral ability really quickly. However, by using this link to get there, you sign an agreement that you'll still come back to UniLang.
the BBC site includes a dictionary, a reasonably solid basic grammar reference, a decent mutation checker and lots of games and other resources.
An online Welsh course, which is basic but will teach you comprehensive basic skills.
The dictionary from said course
Y Geiriadur, my dictionary of choice
The BBC dictionary, as mentioned before.
Geiriadur yr Academi (Yn anffodus, dim ond Saesneg-Cymraeg)
Courtesy of morlader (taken from "[Cornish] Asnodhow rag studhyoryon / Resources for students")
- Facebook: I pledge to become more fluent in Cornish in 2012
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Books available worldwide
- Enys Tresour (Treasure Island)
- A-dro dhe'n Bys in Peswar Ugens Dedh (Around the World in Eighty Days)
- The Bible in Cornish
- Whedlow ha Drollys a Gernow Goth (Ancient Stories of Cornwall)
- Whedlow Kernowek (Stories in Cornish)
- Jowal Lethesow (The Lyonesse Stone)
Ceid donn wrote:Three Beatrix Potter books in Cornish, free .pdfs (need to create a Lulu account to download):
http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?cont ... Id=1088061
atalarikt wrote:Another site to learn Cornish language: http://www.learncornishnow.com/
http://icdbl.org/saozg/learn.php (specifically for people who don't speak French)
http://brezhoneg.org.uk/deloof/ (a very good online dictionary...but it's Dutch-Breton-Dutch! So, if you don't speak Dutch, you can translate the Dutch entries with this dictionary: http://nlen.dict.cc/ (on the up side, you might learn some Dutch by doing this as well ))