Scottish Gaelic/Scots Gaelic B

  Word(s) Part(s) of Speech English Babhstair (m) Noun Large pillow Ban-dia (f) Noun Goddess Briathrach Adjective Wordy Brochan (m) Noun Porridge,oatmeal Bròg (f) Noun Shoe Buac (f) Noun Wick (of a candle/lamp) Buan Adjective Long-lasting Buidhe Adjective Yellow, lucky Buirbe (f) Noun Atrocity, barbarity Bùirdeasachd (f) Noun Bourgeoisie  

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Scottish Gaelic/Scots Gaelic A

Word(s) Part(s) of Speech English A Pronoun Who,whom,that,which Abair (f) Verb Say,to Abairt (f) Noun A saying/A phrase A chionn is gu Conjunction Because Ach Conjunction But Agus Conjunction And Aig Preposition To Aigne (f) Noun Mind Arcaibh (m) Noun Orkney Islands Àth (m) Noun Ford (if one makes this feminine, it becomes ‘kiln’)  

Tea Time Ruminations: Languages

Tea: Scottish Breakfast Food: Blackened garlic, and spring onions Edit: It was pointed out to me that the numerals were off. I apologise for the eye-sore. I hope that this new format will be easier to read. Thank you to those who pointed it out to me. First off, April is almost here, so watch … Continue reading Tea Time Ruminations: Languages

Scottish Gaelic/Gàidhlig: A New Beginning

Tea: Passion Fruit/black tea. It is nice, but over-steeps quite rapidly.   My relationship with Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) has been off-and-on. I went to Scotland a few years back, and fell in love with everything Scottish. Having had a falling out with A Scottish friend, I found it to be too raw to connect with … Continue reading Scottish Gaelic/Gàidhlig: A New Beginning

The Life of a Bird: A Musing on Nynorsk

Nynorsk is quite an intriguing concept. It is the concept that a standard language can be achieved through rigorous linguistic study, and that a people can be united under it. That concept of a culture united intoxicates me. I find myself chasing it in my dreams -- awake, and asleep ones --. The idea that … Continue reading The Life of a Bird: A Musing on Nynorsk