Celtic Team - Study Group

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Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:39 pm

Go raibh maith agat! My celebrating consisted of some playing tunes on the guitar whilst watching TV (and nearly falling asleep, despite doing two activites simultaneously).
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Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:27 pm

Time for an update - the daily reading didn't last long but I took it up again a few days ago. I've also been working on Scottish Gaelic recently as a participant in Cainntear's survey.

Earlier today I saw the 2003 film Hunted, with John Finn in the cast. I checked out his filmography and was surprised to see that he speaks Irish:

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Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Postby Josquin » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:29 pm

jeff_lindqvist wrote:Earlier today I saw the 2003 film Hunted, with John Finn in the cast. I checked out his filmography and was surprised to see that he speaks Irish:

Surprisingly, his Irish sounds better than that of the Irish interviewer... :roll: Probably, because he used to hear the language as a child.

I haven't done much lately. I'm still suffering from health problems which messed up my ability to concentrate. My doctors say it'll take time till I'll regain my old mental strength, so I can't foresee when I'll be able to study again. Hopefully soon... I still have a bunch of Irish-language books I want to read as soon as I can fully concentrate again. But at the moment, I even have a hard time reading longer texts in German, let alone Irish.

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Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Postby Hank » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:57 pm

Bore da. (Did I get that right? :lol: )

After a lot of deliberation, I guess I'm finally going to study Welsh so long as it doesn't affect my Spanish. Amazon has quite a few books in Welsh and I can watch S4C Clic. I'm feeling the same excitement as when I started Spanish. What does that say? What are those people saying and talking about? I can't wait to find out! I'm also feeling some trepidation though, because I remember the frustration of the first few months of my Spanish journey.

Does anyone know of any Welsh language podcasts?
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Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:07 pm

Hank wrote:Does anyone know of any Welsh language podcasts?


Have a look here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radiocymru
http://www.bbc.com/cymru
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Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Postby Josquin » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:20 pm

You should have asked Montmorency. He was very active in his Welsh studies including Welsh media and podcasts, but unfortunately he stopped being active on the forum some time ago. I hope he's alright.

Maybe you can get some information by reading his log: Montmorency's Log
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Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Postby Hank » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:51 pm

jeff_lindqvist wrote:
Hank wrote:Does anyone know of any Welsh language podcasts?


Have a look here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radiocymru
http://www.bbc.com/cymru


Diolch!

I remember speaking with Montmorency about learning Welsh at one point. He's the one who suggested Say Something in Welsh to me. I looked at his log this morning and he hasn't posted in a year. :(
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Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:42 pm

An almost two year old article, but what the heck...

http://barryrmccain.blogspot.se/2015/07 ... eaker.html
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Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Postby Josquin » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:11 pm

If anyone needs a reason for studying a Celtic language, here's one more. I've heard it yesterday for the first time and can't get it out of my head any more. The video is a bit cheesy, but the music... :shock:

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Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:55 pm

Lovely song! On that track, the Chieftains are accompanying the Rankin family, who usually have a number of Gaelic songs on their albums.

This is my favourite in Gaelic (with Julie Fowlis):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qWWgntTdO0

Lyrics and translation included.
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