The Gaelic-English Dictionary

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 14, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 784 pages
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This book fulfils a keenly-felt need for a modern, comprehensive dictionary of Scottish Gaelic into English. The numerous examples of usage and idiom in this work have been modelled on examples culled from modern literature, and encompass many registers ranging from modern colloquial speech, to more elaborate literary constructions. The main contemporary terms and idiomatic phraseology, often not available in other dictionaries, provide excellent models for easier language learning. In addition to the main dictionary, the volume contains introductory material, providing guidance on using the dictionary, spelling and pronunciation. There are also twelve useful appendices which cover not only the various parts of speech, lenition and proper nouns, but also address the more difficult issues of expressing time, direction and numerals. The clarity of the design and layout of the volume will greatly ease the process of attaining mastery of the Gaelic language.

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User Review  - TomThomson - LibraryThing

Excellent Gaelic-English dictionary, far more comprehensive than anything else available, with many examples of usage. The one flaw (apart from a lack of scientific terminology/jargon) is that it has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Droigheann - LibraryThing

Probably the best dictionary of contemporary Gaelic for intermediate and advanced learners, including online ones. Compared to Angus Watson's "The Essential Gaelic-English Dictionary" this one misses ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Mr Colin Mark, a Classics graduate of Aberdeen University, taught in several schools over a period of forty years. During that time he took up the study of Gaelic and, within a few years, had written Gaelic Verbs (Glasgow University Press, 1986) before embarking upon the present work.

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