Tinte na Farraige Duibhe, léirmheas le Aonghus Ó hAlmhain!

Fhuair an t-eadar-theangachadh air ACDD le Eoin P. Ó Murchú fìor dheagh lèirmheas air Smaointe Fánacha Aonghusa:

Scéal deas teann atá ann – ach tá dóthain snáithe ar foluain gur féidir a bheith ag súil leis breis scéalta as eascairt as. (Agus tá dóchas agam go mbeidh!)

Is cloch fiúntach ar charn léitheoireachta na Gaeil seo, agus buíochas ag dul do Tim Armstrong agus Eoin P. Ó Murchú araon.

Nach math sin! Léigh an post iomlán…

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An t-eadar-theangachadh Èirinneach!

Seall seo: an leabhar cruaidh! Tha mi air mo dhòigh ghlain. Meal an naidheachd air Eoin Ó Murchú agus air an Leabhar Bhreac. Nach iad a rinn math!!

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Tinte na Farraige Duibhe

Tha mi air mo dhòigh innse gum bi eadar-theangachadh de ACDD gu Gàidhlig na h-Èireann a’ tighinn a-mach an clò a dh’aithghearr. Ga tionndadh gu Gàidhlig Èireannach le Eoin P. Ó Murchú agus ga foillseachadh le Leabhar Breac, tha sgeulachd uabhasach inntinneach air cùl an eadar-theagachaidh, agus sgrìobh mi beagan uime an seo. Agus ma tha a’ Ghàidhlig sin agaibh, thèid a reic greis le lasachadh air a’ phrìs bho €15.00 gu €12.00. Nach e sin an salann saor!

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Sgrìobhadh Ficsein mar Ionnsachadh Cànain

Air ath-phostadh bhon Foundation for Endangered Languages:

A novel way to learn a minority language: Writing a novel in the language

Tim Armstrong

Tim Armstrong is a Senior Lecturer in Gaelic and Communication at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic college on the Isle of Skye, and his novel, Air Cuan Dubh Drillseach, won the 2013 Saltire Society award for best first novel.

At this year’s conference, FEL24, Tim delivered a plenary on minority language learning in tertiary education as well as gave a reading of Gaelic novels in the evening.  This blog post draws on both talks and the lively discussions that followed afterwards.

I write science fiction in Scottish Gaelic, and when asked why, I have to admit that my reasons are fairly prosaic. While do I hope that my novels might eventually contribute in some way to the continuing vitality of the language; truthfully, that’s not why I do it.

The fact is that I just really enjoy writing—but also, writing long fiction in Gaelic is a great way for me to continue to work on my proficiency in the language.

Leugh barrachd…

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Not Enough Words: language acquisition and identity work in tertiary-level Gaelic-medium education.

Seo clàradh dhen phrìomh òraid a rinn mi aig co-labhairt bhliadhnail a’ Foundation for Endangered Languages dà sheachdain air ais. B’ ann innte a bhruidhinn mi air Sabhal Mòr Ostaig agus air foghlam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig aig ìre an oilthighe.

Tha mi a’ creidsinn gu làidir anns a’ Cholaiste. Tha i sònraichte, agus mar a thuirt mi aig deireadh na h-òraid, tha mi am beachd gu bheil i a’ cur gu mòr ri neart na Gàidhlig:

A college that not only teaches about a minority language, but that also functions in that language, can serve as a revitalizing site of language use, as an organizing node in networks of minority-language speakers, and also, as a powerful site for ideological clarification in the context of a broader language-revival social movement. Establishing new sites of minority-language use is always a challenge, and no less so on a college campus like Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. In our work at the College, we have found that it is a common error to vastly underestimate the scale of this challenge. We yearn for language use that feels natural, that seems to just happen, but those days are long gone for Gaelic. If we aim to have Gaelic spoken in a particular space, then we have to self-consciously promote Gaelic use in that space. Keeping Gaelic going at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig requires continual ideological work; it never just happen ‘naturally’.

This disappoints some folk. For detractors, Gaelic as a networked, activist language feels artificial, fake, or staged in some way, but I strongly reject this critique. I spend almost all of my waking hours speaking Gaelic. It is my working language, I use it with my network of Gaelic-speaking friends on Skye, and I speak it at home. Gaelic isn’t a hobby or a performance for me; it’s a real, living language. And each year, I have the opportunity to work with a new group of talented young adults who are strengthening their Gaelic skills and acquiring strong identity connections to the language, and who then go on to use Gaelic in their daily lives, working in Gaelic and raising families in Gaelic all over Scotland and beyond. Gaelic isn’t a dead language for them either.

We are all very lucky. None of us would have these opportunities without the College. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is our speech community, and for all its flaws, it serves as a powerful driver of the revival of Scottish Gaelic as a vital, spoken language in the 21st century.

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Na Duaisean Litreachais 2020: Diardaoin, 16 an t-Sultain, 7f

Thèid na Duaisean Litreachais Ghàidhlig a chraoladh beò air youtube a-màireach. Tha Às na Freumhan air geàrr-liosta na duaise aig Dòmhnall Meek am bliadhna. Bithibh ann no bithibh fann!!

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Geàrr-Liosta Duais Dhòmhnaill Meek

Tha e na urram mòr dhomh gun do chuireadh Às na Freumhan ri geàrr-liosta Duais Dhòmhnaill Meek am bliadhna! Mealaibh ur naidheachd air a h-uile ùghdar air an liosta!!

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Cosg cidhis, a chlibire!

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Bailtean nan Gàidheal

bal element in Scottish placenamesRi linn Covid19 is a bhith fo ghlais aig an taigh, chuir mi an dealbh seo ri chèile dha Uicipeid, agus shaoilinn gun cuirinn suas an seo e cuideachd. Seo ainmean àite leis an eileamaid ‘bal’ (baile) annta agus a sheallas cho farsaing ’s a bha tuineachadh nan Gàidheal anns na meadhan-aoisean. Thog mi a’ chuid as motha dhe na dàta bho McNeill agus MacQueen (a fhuair iad bho W. F. H. Nicolaisen o thùs), agus le beagan a bharrachd dhàta bho Dixon. Abair obair! Bha mi uairean is uairean ga chur ri chèile ann an Gimp, ach thàinig e a-mach glè mhath, saoilidh mi. Sgaoil fad is farsaing e ma thogras!

Dixon, Norman, 1947, The place names of Midlothian, PhD diss., University of Edinburgh.

McNeill, Peter agus Hector L. MacQueen, 2000, An Atlas of Scottish History to 1707, 2000, Edinburgh: Scottish Medievalists.

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Carson nach sgrìobh mi nobhail?

Am bliadhna, fhuair mi cothrom bhideo a chlàradh dhan fhèis sgrìobhaidh, StoryCon, agus seo e! ’S e seo a’ chiad bhideo dhen ghnè seo a rinn mi a-riamh, ga chlàradh air an iPad agam agus ga dheasachadh anns a’ phrògram dheasaiche-bhideo thùs-fosgailte, OpenShot. Thug e fada ro fhada. Bha e gu sònraichte doirbh na fo-thiotalan a dhèanamh, ach tha mi car moiteil às, mar a’ chiad oidhirp agam. Dè ur barail?

’S e fèis sgrìobhaidh a th’ ann an StoryCon do dheugairean ann an Alba, agus tha i ga cumail an-dè agus an-diugh, air loidhne am bliadhna leis an dùthaich fo ghlais fhathast. Rinn iomadh ùghdar bhideoan dhi, agus gheibhear iad uile air an làraich youtube aca a-nis.

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