Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gaelic/Gälisch


Ever since reading Kidnapped, Jonathan has been wondering how to pronounce all those Scottish words.  Today he had the opportunity to listen to one our of Gaelic through a webinar a friend invited us to.  It was hosted by Caroline Root.  Quite an interesting language and so different!  Below is a video this language teacher made.

Seitdem Jonathan Entführt gelesen hat, hat er sich gefragt, wie man all diese schottischen Namen ausspricht.  Heute hatte er die Gelegenheit, ein wenig Gälisch zu hören.  Eine Freundin hat uns zu einem Webinar mit Caroline Root eingeladen.  So eine interessante Sprache und so anders als was wir bisher kennen!  Unten kann man ein Video sehen, was die Lehrerin gemacht hat.  


 

11 comments:

  1. Dear Eva,

    This is fun to see on your blog post:) I'm glad the Gaelic games webinar was enjoyable-- we enjoyed it too! My eldest daughter will be reading Kidnapped soon-- all of our living history books look so interesting. I'm hoping we can read them all again as family read alouds. However, it takes us so much longer to read them that way that we are falling farther and farther behind on our nice pile of interesting books:) Beannachd leibh (Blessings in Gaelic), B

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    1. Jonathan thought it would have been better to pronounce the words more slowly, but he said that was because he had never heard any Gaelic before. Many sounds remind me of the German. I also read "Kidnapped" and did enjoy it. But you are right, your can also get lost in many living books and not do the core work anymore. It is sometime so hard to draw the line. I have realized that I cannot do all those books as read-alouds and also cannot read all of them myself. But I try to read as many as I can.

      How much Gaelic do you know by now?

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  2. And, a very Happy Mother's Day to you!!! B

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    1. Same to you and blessings on your children (and husband).

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  3. There really are a lot of similarities between Gaelic and German even though Gaelic is not a Latin based language. My guess is it has to do with the celts having traveled through Europe before ending up on the isles. I agree the language can sound fast. In a lesson, Caroline is great about slow and clear pronunciation. We are no where near fluent, but starting to understand more and piece together sentences. I am having us use as many words as possible in everyday speech on our Gaelic days to reinforce our learning.

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    1. That must be exiting to actually reach a point where you can say complete sentences. When we read "Kidnapped" we noticed that there were words that were like German, I cannot remember the one that was used a lot and I don't have the book handy. But I thought it was strange.

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  4. Toll, habe mich auch schon lange gefragt, wie Gälisch ausgesprochen wird.

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  5. This is nice to hear. Thanks for posting it!

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