Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks, Paperback Book
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"Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks" has been written both as a self-tuition course for beginners and also for use within the classroom.

You may want to learn Gaelic because of a general interest in Celtic or Scottish history and culture, or because it was the everyday language of your ancestors.

The cynical observer may wonder if the exercise is worthwhile, when only one and a half per cent of Scotland's population speak the language.

However, Gaelic is far from dead; in some parts of the Highlands and Western Isles it is the everyday language, and it represents an important part of the United Kingdom's cultural mix.

There are Gaelic-learning classes in almost every area of Scotland.

Each lesson in the book contains some essential points of grammar explained and illustrated, exercises, a list of new vocabulary (with a guide to pronunciation, in International Phonetics notation), and an item of conversation.


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This is THE book you need if you want to learn Scottish Gaelic. I have numerous books, but by far, this is the easiest, most comprehensive book for learners of Gaelic. The grammar (one of the most difficult features of Gaelic) is clearly explained and at an appropriate time in the learning process. Whereas other Gaelic learning books focus solely on reading and speaking, this one allows you to learn grammar and syntax as well. Pity it does not have an Audio CD

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