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Essential Gaelic Dictionary: Teach Yourself

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    Boyd Robertson(Author) Ian Macdonald(Author)

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With over 24,000 translations, including everyday idioms and expressions, Essential Gaelic Dictionary is the perfect tool to support your Gaelic learning. This new edition is fully updated to reflect the recently published spelling conventions, and includes a guide to usage and insights from the author to help you learn and remember new words and phrases.

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With over 24,000 translations, including everyday idioms and expressions, Essential Gaelic Dictionary is the perfect tool to support your Gaelic learning. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the recently published spelling conventions.

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  • By Blaran Odhar on 24 December 2010

    This is an excellent updated edition of John Well's Gaelic Dictionary in the Teach Yourself series. After many years when Scots Gaelic scholars and students had to be content with outdated dictionaries, we now have a wide choice of reference works in modern Gaelic. The advantage of this publication, however, is that it both concise and of handy size, so that it can be carried in the pocket. It includes such technical terms as "computer", "software" and "hardware", besides all basic vocabulary required in everyday life. The Essential Gaelic Dictionary can be heartily recommended.

  • By Mrs. A. A. Alderson on 30 April 2012

    I bought this dictionary specifically to try to learn how to spell words that I already understood and knew how to pronounce, so there being no pronunciation doesn't matter. I am learning Gaelic with 'Speaking our Language' using BBC iplayer and I am finding having a dictionary very useful already and it only arrived this morning.If, like me, you are a beginner, you need to understand lenition, as the dictionary gives the unlenited form of words.

  • By J. M. Boyd on 2 January 2013

    Professionally done and very user friendly. Would recommend it for fluent speakers and learners of Scottish Gaelic. Very well done.

  • By Gołębnik on 1 October 2010

    As any learner of Gaelic knows, the relationship between spelling and pronunciation is unpredictable, and the pronunciation of every word has to be learned. (Foreign learners of English have exactly the same problem.) Therefore a Gaelic-English dictionary which does not show the pronunciation of any Gaelic words is pretty useless.None of the dictionaries currently on the market, to the best of my knowledge, shows the pronunciation. The authors and publishers had the opportunity, in producing this new edition, to remedy this, but unfortunately they didn't bother. There is no indication of pronunciation whatsoever. That is why I cannot give this new edition more than one star.On the positive side, the layout is very clear, the plural and genitive forms of nouns are given, and there are a few boxes containing cultural/contextual information. Another negative point, though, is the binding, which is not suitable for a dictionary, as I imagine the spine will quickly become creased and pages might fall out.Having bought this book for £6.99 from Amazon, I am not complaining too much, as it is marginally better than no dictionary at all, but if I had paid the standard list price of £15.99 I would be absolutely outraged.

  • By alhintz on 11 November 2014

    I just started learning Gaelic at University and this dictionary was highly recommended by my professor. It has been infinitely useful so far, and while it is not the biggest book it hasn't let me down yet. 10/10 would recommend.

  • By Emer Kealey on 23 March 2015

    A great help for anyone looking to find out a bit of Scottish Gaelic (I'm already studying Irish, its much easier to get the hang of Scotts Gaelic if you already know some Irish ) Helped me a great deal in my studies

  • By Stuart A Soper on 21 April 2011

    As an author/illustrator i use books like this often during the writing process for my own work. This one I found partcularly useful to translate specific lines or words into gaelic, a language i have little knowledge of. However, because the book gives no indication of what the actual gaelic sounds like,i had to use other books to know how the words were pronounced. For me thats were this book fall down.Milky Saves Christmas

  • By Catriona Chamshron on 29 January 2014

    Very good all round dictionary. Like all books like this, it is useful to have more than one dictionary by another author as there are some different words or examples given

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