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Gaelic is one of the two branches of the Celtic language. It is part of the Q-Celtic branch. This language is also referred to as the Goidelic language. The language formed a dialect that went from Ireland to the Isle of Man and then North of Scotland. There are three kinds of Gaelic spoken. The sections are Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx. The language used to be restricted to Ireland and the possibly to the west coast of Scotland.
Gaelic is from the 6th century and was brought to Scotland by settlers who arrived there. This is the oldest written language. The language evolved from what was considered Primitive Irish to Old Irish, Middle Irish, and then Classic Gaelic. Classic Gaelic was the language until the 18th century and used in literary writing in Ireland and Scotland.
About the Gaelic Language:
The language uses many loanwords from other languages. The borrowings seem to come from Latin and also ancient Greek languages. The consonants of the Gaelic language come in pairs and are used as slender and broad. There is a verb-subject-object sentence structure and also two different for of the words to be. The language has consonant mutations that can cause the language to be difficult to learn as most people are not used to this. The mutations of words occur to help express grammatical relationships and meanings between words. Verbs, nouns, and adjectives can all be mutated.
English has a number of words that are of Scottish Gaelic and of Irish origin.
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Gaelic Language Facts:
- Belongs to the family of Indo-European languages
- Is similar and closely related to Irish
- Three different sections: Irish, Manx, and Scottish Gaelic
- 1,800 speakers of Manx, 60,000 speakers of Scottish Gaelic in Scotland, and 1.7 million in Ireland.
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