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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 3

The Weather An Aimsir

Ceart, everyone’s favourite topic of conversation! It’s what we all turn to. Let’s get set to talk about the weather in Gaelic! It also is often a source of complaint, so we will also look at ways of saying what’s wrong with you or someone else. 

In this unit, you'll learn how to

  • Simple phrases to describe the weather 
  • Ask and answer simple questions about the weather 
  • Say that I feel unwell 
  • Say what is wrong with me 
  • Talk about getting better 
  • Express sympathy 

You'll also learn

  • Weather terms 
  • Common adjectives 
  • Here, this and that 
  • Days of the week 
  • Pains and illnesses 
  • Expressions of sympathy