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How to Use Scottish Gaelic in Your Novel, Part 2: An Example

Continuing on from last month, Gaelic.co brings you more advice for authors on how to use Gaelic in a novel, with guest writer Iona Datt Sharma! A Gaelic learner and published science fiction author currently working on a new novel, Iona provides an example of one way to incorporate Gaelic into English-language fiction writing.

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A Gaelic Proverb about Love: Mairidh Gaol is Ceòl

Let’s talk about love. Specifically, one of the most well-known Scottish Gaelic proverbs: “Thig crìoch air an t-saoghal, ach mairidh gaol is ceòl” (The world will end, but love and music will endure). We’ll explore its context, how it’s been used in Gaelic art, how to hear the poetry in it, and how to pronounce it.

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Psalm 23 in Scottish Gaelic

Recently a reader in Cape Breton asked me where to find Psalm 23 in Gaelic. If you’re not already part of a Gaelic community or taking classes, it can be hard to find! This post offers a video of us singing the metrical 23rd Psalm, the text of the metrical and regular Bible versions, and more information about the Gaelic psalm singing and the Gaelic Bible, including the new free app and translation.

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