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  • Hello from Las Vegas

    Hi. I actually joined this forum a month or so ago and am just now getting around to saying "Hi" to everyone!
    I've wanted to see Scotland for some time now and will eventually make it there, I hope!! When I decided to learn a foreign language a few months ago, of course I chose Scottish Gaelic. Why? Why not!! I've joined a few forums (most pertaining to the language), but this one is by far the most "entertaining".
    deblang

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    Hi deblang and welcome to the funfair that is scotland.com!

    Good luck with learning Gaelic by the way. I was never good at languages at school so I fear that any attempts I make to learn Gaelic would be a waste of time. However I have picked up a few phrases along the way. Are you learning it as a written or spoken language? The problem with the latter of course is finding someone to speak it to - even here in Scotland!
    I'm actually from Scotland so really I should have known better than to actually join this forum

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    • #3
      Hi deblang
      I hope to be in LV either in Dec. or Jan. Final arrangements haven't been made yet.
      If you would like to meet up I can help you with your Gaidhlig. [Gaelic is Irish!]
      mise
      www.ceol-ur-nan-eilean.co.uk

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      • #4
        I thought Gaelic was the anglicised version of Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic) or Gaidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)? As far as I am concerned, when talking/writing in English you would use Gaelic, but if speaking Gaelic you would use the appropriate version depending on whether you were speaking Irish or Scottish Gaelic! However, I could be VERY wrong!
        I'm actually from Scotland so really I should have known better than to actually join this forum

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        • #5

          You could be wrong!
          Native speakers don't like to use the word Gaelic as it's pronounced gaylick
          whereas we pronounce our own language gahleek.
          www.ceol-ur-nan-eilean.co.uk

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          • #6
            I can accept being wrong, but I think here we might have to differentiate between native and non-native speakers of the language - for the latter Gaelic is more likely what they are going to type/say! Its always good to have these things explained though isn't it?
            I'm actually from Scotland so really I should have known better than to actually join this forum

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            • #7
              Hi deblang and welcome from me to you !!

              I can speak 'garlic' but not gaelic

              I am glad you find us entertaining...we aim to please

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              • #8
                [QUOTE=Babz;399447][B][COLOR="Indigo"]Hi deblang and welcome from me to you !!

                I can speak 'garlic'but not gaelic


                You must let us hear an example of garlic. I've never heard it.







                I
                www.ceol-ur-nan-eilean.co.uk

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                • #9
                  Its not really something you hear mise... its one of your other senses that is affected!
                  I'm actually from Scotland so really I should have known better than to actually join this forum

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by oneofthefew View Post
                    Its not really something you hear mise... its one of your other senses that is affected!

                    shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 'one'

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                    • #11
                      But if one speaks a language surely one hears it?
                      Actually I'm being sarcastic. The person who purported to speak garlic was stupid!
                      www.ceol-ur-nan-eilean.co.uk

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                      • #12
                        I think you will find it was a pun - a play on words - and quite a funny one too!
                        I'm actually from Scotland so really I should have known better than to actually join this forum

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mise View Post
                          But if one speaks a language surely one hears it?
                          Actually I'm being sarcastic.
                          The person who purported to speak garlic was stupid!

                          I have been called many things in my life but never 'stupid' first time for everything !!

                          I would have thought that the next to garlic would have shown it to be a joke...

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                          • #14
                            Thank You!

                            Thank you all for the welcomes.
                            Mise, will you be in Las Vegas for business or pleasure? Would be great to have a chat while you're here if scheduals permit.
                            deblang

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by deblang View Post
                              Thank you all for the welcomes.
                              Mise, will you be in Las Vegas for business or pleasure? Would be great to have a chat while you're here if scheduals permit.
                              deblang


                              Hi deblang
                              I'm in CA lecturing and I make a side trip to LV each time I'm over and will probably stay in Planet Hollywood.
                              www.ceol-ur-nan-eilean.co.uk

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