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How do I type the Gaelic accents?

You can just copy and paste these

Lowercase letters

Uppercase letters

Keyboard shortcuts

Windows

Some simple ways to type grave accents in MS Windows, depending on which version you use. The grave accent ` is next to the number 1 at top of keyboard

à, è, ì, ò, ù   Ctrl+`, release and type letter;

À, È, Ì, Ò, Ù   Ctrl+Shift+`, release and type letter

OR

Alt key + character code on the numeric keypad on right of keyboard (laptops will vary). Ensure that the NUMLOCK is on.

à  Alt+133 or 0224

è  Alt+138 or 0232

ì  Alt+141 or 0236

ò Alt+149 or 0242

ù Alt+151 or 0249

À Alt+0192

È Alt+0200

Ì Alt+0204

Ò Alt+0210

Ù Alt+0217

Mac

Push and hold a character to bring up a menu and choose.

E.g. hold the letter e to choose the letter è

What is the Gaelic Alphabet?

> Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu

For more information visit LearnGaelic’s Scottish Gaelic Alphabet https://learngaelic.scot/scottish-gaelic-alphabet.jsp

How do I pronounce Gaelic sounds?

 SpeakGaelic always gives you a sound file for the word you are learning. For more information on individual sounds, visit LearnGaelic’ Sounds section  https://learngaelic.scot/sounds/index.jsp

What are slender and broad vowels?

The slender vowels are e and i.

All the others are broad.

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Topic 8

Time Off Tìde Dheth

Gabh spòrs! We never have enough time to do the fun things in life. We can at least learn to talk about these things. 

In this unit, you'll learn how to

  • Talk about likes and dislikes 
  • Discuss sports, hobbies and interests 
  • Talk and ask about holidays 
  • Discuss going different places  

You'll also learn

  • Sports and hobbies 
  • Some modal verbs 
  • The past tense (including irregular common verbs) 
  • Verbal nouns 
  • The regular present tense