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Faclair Mòr

Lost for words? Wondering how on earth to say all the new vocabulary? 

* polite/plural (f) feminine (m) masculine

Here you will find a talking Gaelic to English dictionary.  Now you can check a word online at any time and can even hear how to pronounce it! Just click on a letter above to see a list of words.

 

You will also find a full English to Gaelic vocabulary list covering the language used in the course in the downloadable PDF below.

Illustration: Schoolboy

Download the Faclair Mòr as a PDF



An Aibidil Ghàidhlig

As you might have noticed, the Gaelic alphabet has only eighteen letters, each of which was traditionally associated with a different tree name. This list of trees was used to help children remember their alphabet. This shows that nature was very important to the Gaels. Although Gaelic doesn’t have letters like v, these sounds can still be made. Sounds like v, w and x are made up using other letters. Mar eisimpleir: Madainn mhath!

 

Litir/Letter

Craobh/Tree

Beurla/English

a

ailm

elm

b

beith

birch

c

coll

hazel

d

dair

oak

e

eadha

aspen

f

feàrn

alder

g

gort

ivy

h

uath

hawthorn

i

iogh

yew

l

luis

rowan

m

muin

vine

n

nuin

ash

o

onn

gorse

p

peith bhog

birch

r

ruis

elder

s

suil

willow

t

teine

gorse

u

ur

yew

 

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